Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tara Air adds new Dornier aircraft

Tara Air added a Dornier Do228 aircraft to its fleet of seven aircraft.
The Dornier Do228 aircraft of Tara Air today landed at Tribhuvan International Airport and is expected to start flying from Tuesday.
Currently, Tara Air operates a fleet of four Canadian built DHC6-300 Twin Otters and three German built Dornier Do228-212 aircrafts. 
Purchased from Philippines, the 18-seater Dornier Do228-212 is a Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capable aircraft that is ideal for operating in short, high altitude runways such as Lukla and Jomsom, the airlines said, adding that the Honeywell TPE 331-10 twin engine powered aircraft is equipped with the latest Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and the advanced Traffic Collision Awareness System II (TCAS II) and meets all the standards set by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
“The aircraft will also help provide transportation and food supply to rural areas,” according to Tara Air that is a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines.
Formed in 2009, when Yeti Airlines split its STOL operations from its regional operations, Tara Air operates scheduled domestic flights to 18 destinations in the country.

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