RUAG MRO International has completed maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the Dornier 228-212 special mission aircraft operated by the Bangladesh Navy.

The company performed the 72-month inspection at its aircraft production facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

Following the MRO work, the aircraft was delivered to the Bangladesh Navy in October.

Bangladesh Navy Purchase director commodore Zahir said: “We are pleased to welcome back our Dornier 228 after this successful heavy inspection and have already deployed it to continue our mission of surveillance and patrol flights in the protection of our sovereign waters.

“We are also proud to welcome back our Oversee Team from their opportunity on the ground at RUAG’s production centre.”

RUAG MRO provided training to maintenance technicians from the Bangladesh Navy. The firm is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228 utility aircraft.

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The company also provides customer support services to enable the availability of the aircraft.

RUAG MRO International Dornier 228 Customer Support director Michael Franz said: “As the Dornier 228 OEM, our expertise includes supporting our customers in every way possible, like this 72-month inspection for Bangladesh Navy.

“We offer these MRO services with this unique OEM advantage. As we continue to fulfil heavy maintenance assignments to full customer satisfaction, we also provide key support that enables our customers to maintain active operations, like Bangladesh Navy’s for safeguarding their nation’s key resources.”

In addition to special missions, the Dornier aircraft is used for passenger and cargo operations.

The navy deploys the Dornier 228 for surveillance and patrol flights in support of maritime security and search-and-rescue (SAR) operations.

The aircraft is powered by the Honeywell TPE-331-10 single-shaft engine.