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    SOURCE:Flightglobal.com
    PICTURE: Dutch coastguard receives two new Dornier 228s
    By Anno Gravemaker

    The Dutch coastguard has taken delivery of two new Dornier 228-212s, which will be used to replace a 15 year-old example (pictured below, central) in providing surveillance over Dutch territorial waters and locating polluting vessels or other illegal activities. Onboard mission equipment includes a forward-looking infrared sensor, night vision goggles and liferafts.

    To be operated from Amsterdamís Schiphol airport under coordination from the Dutch coastguard centre in Den Helder, the new aircraft - registered PH-CGC and PH-CGN - were accepted into service on 11 December by Dutch defence minister Eimert van Middelkoop.


    © Royal Netherlands Air Force


    Flown by pilots from the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Navy, the aircraft can also be used for search and rescue missions, and to support military training activities. Additional crew members are drawn from the Dutch police and customs services
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  • #2
    That's interesting...I thought old Dornier had shut down?

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    • #3
      The 228 is still being manufactured under license in India somewhere. Don't ask me about the company's name, but supposedly they also want to restart 228 production in Germany again, after seeing the success the rejuvenated TwOtter is enjoying.

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      • #4
        HAC/Hindustan Aircraft Co, based Bangalore and almost the same age as India. HAC also licence built quite a few HS.748s during the 70s.
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        • #5
          I thought these two new ones where actually 2nd hand from Germany?
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