Ruag Aviation has disclosed the delivery of a Dornier 228 to Channel Islands operator Aurigny Air Services.

The Swiss manufacturer says it handed over the 19-seat turboprop (G-ETAC) on 7 September from its German assembly line in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, and that the aircraft is the second newly built Dornier 228 in Aurigny's fleet.

Guernsey-based Aurigny now operates two new and two legacy Dornier 228s, Ruag says.

Aurigny Dornier 228 take-off


Flight Fleets Analyzer shows Aurigny's fleet also includes an ATR 42-500 and three ATR 72-500 turboprops, plus an Embraer 195 regional jet.

The Dornier 228 will be deployed for passenger, cargo and medevac flights to neighbouring island Alderney and Southampton in the UK, says Ruag.

It notes that the aircraft's glass cockpit includes a recently certificated digital autopilot and that the cabin is fitted with newly sourced seats.

Aurigny Dornier 228 in flight


Among the utility aircraft's characteristics, Ruag lists "short take-off and landing [capability] and stability in the face of strong crosswinds for continuous operations".

Aurigny chief executive Mark Darby states: "This new aircraft is set to take up regularly scheduled operations immediately."