Alliance Air announced that it took its first delivery of its Dornier 228 aircraft to facilitate connectivity between northeastern states on April 7. Centre-run Alliance Air had signed an agreement in February with the government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the lease of two 17-228-seat Dornier aircraft.
Alliance Air takes delivery of its first Indian-built Dornier 228. The non-pressurized 17-seat Dornier 228 with an AC cabin capable of operating day or night. The light transport aircraft will facilitate regional connectivity in the northeastern states and better connectivity. pic.twitter.com/5IhV7mgfsR
— Alliance Air (@allianceair) April 7, 2022
On April 7, the airline said on Twitter: “Alliance Air takes delivery of its first Indian-made Dornier 228. The unpressurized 17-seat Dornier 228 with an air-conditioned cabin capable of day and night operation.”
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The light transport aircraft will facilitate regional connectivity in the northeastern states, he added. Until now, Dornier aircraft were used only by the armed forces.
(With PTI entries)