SITA AIR DORNIER DO 228 Aircraft

Dornier Do 228 aircraft ready for Kathmandu to Lukla flight
9N-AIE ready for Lukla Flight.
9N-AIE is Sita Air’s Dornier Do-228-202 Short Takeoff landing aircraft. This picture was captured at Tribhuvan International airport Nepal Domestic parking. The First Flight of 9N-AIE was on 11th Nov 1988.

About Sita Air:

Sita Air is a private airlines company located in Kathmandu Nepal, It was established in October 2000 and started Sita air begins its first commercial flight on 6 February 2003 with the single German-built Dornier DO-228 aircraft. Today Sita Air has four Dornier DO-228 Aircraft. Sita Air, Nepal is mostly known for their regular short takeoff and landing STOL flights to the remote mountain area of Nepal. Tribhuvan International airport is the primary hub of Sita air and Nepalgunj Airport is the secondary hub.
Sita Air is currently operating its services as passengers and cargo flights to the various remote domestic destinations of Nepal.

Dornier Do-228:

Dornier Do 228 is a twin-turboprop Short Take Off Landing STOL aircraft, designed and first manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 until 1998. 245 were built in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. In 1983, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) bought a production licence and manufactured another 125 aircraft in Kanpur, India. Indian Air force also using the 19-seater aircraft.

Dornier Do 228 for sale:

Pre-owned Dornier 228 are in high demand. Many online websites have information about airlines on sell like
I will write articles about which company offers second-hand aeroplane sales and how to buy a second-hand aeroplane in the future.
Dornier do 228 is flying on STOL airfield of Nepal like on Lukla, Dolpa, Simikot, Rara.

Dornier do-228 specifications

General characteristics
  • Capacity: 19 pax
  • Length: 16.56 m
  • Wingspan: 16.97 m
  • Height: 4.86 m
  • Wing area: 32 m2 (340 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,900 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,575 kg
  • Fuel capacity: 1,885 kg
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TPE331-10 turboprop, 579 kW (776 shp) each
  • Propellers: 5-bladed MT-Propeller, 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) diameter fully-feathering constant-speed propellers.
Dornier do 228-200 in Nepal is operating by Tara Air and Sita Air. Dornier Do 228 in India by Indian Air Force.  Dornier do 228 aircraft is most popular in Lukla Landing and Takeoff Videos uploaded on the various youtube channel.
References:
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_228

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