IAF Receives First Dornier Do-228 Aircraft From HAL

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  • The Indian Air Force has inducted the first among six advanced Dornier Do-228 airplanes, entirely produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
  • These planes have been upgraded with new engines, composite blades, cutting-edge avionics, and a contemporary glass cockpit.
  • In March, the Ministry of Defence finalized a Rs 667 crore deal for the acquisition of six Dornier-228s from HAL for the Air Force.
  • The upcoming fleet of these aircraft will feature enhanced fuel-efficient engines and propellers with five composite blades.

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