The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has permitted the Hindustan
Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)-manufactured 19-seater Dornier 228 to be used for
This would be the first made in India
plane to be used for commercial flights. So far, the aircraft was being used by
As per media reports, the DGCA has given
type certification to this aircraft and also given certificate of airworthiness
to HAL's Dornier 228. The certification issued by the DGCA will allow HAL to
sell the platform to airlines in India and it can be used by them for regional
flights under the Modi's government's UDAN scheme.
The 19-seater plane can cruise at 428
kmph and has a range of 700 km.