Posted on: 18 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Aurigny has begun flying its first Dornier 228NG (“New Generation”) aircraft, having gained approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority to add the upgraded variant to its Air Operator Certificate.
The aircraft, registered as G-OAUR, is being used on the Alderney and Dinard routes from the carrier’s home in Guernsey.
Aurigny’s New Generation and “classic” Dornier 228s will be in service alongside the Trislanders as the airline continues the task of retraining its pilots to enable them to move from flying the Trislander to the Dornier.
Crews already trained on the “classic” Dorniers will need some time to familiarise themselves with the NG variant. This is because the NG has a glass cockpit with digital displays instead of the dials used in the previous generation.
The medevac capability of the Trislander will be retained until the transition to the Dornier is complete.