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European Facility For Airborne Research April 22, 2018, 10:50

Aircraft: DO228-212 - DLR

DO228-212 - DLR
Aircraft acronym DO228-212 - DLR Registration number D-CFFU
Operator Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke, Do 228 - 212 Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Land/Sea surface properties, Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 15.04 m
  • Height: 4.86 m
  • Wingspan: 16.97 m
Airplane dimensions 15.04 m 4.86 m 16.97 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 40 m/s
Max speed 100 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 85 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 100 m/s
Ascent rate 5 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 200 ft
  • Above ground: 500 ft
Max ceiling 25 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 20 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

Data Sheet LBA (German Aviation Authority)
Non-pressurized Airframe, FAR Standard due to Human Factor reason

Payload
Empty weight 4 002 kg
Max take-off weight 6 575 kg
Max payload 1 233 kg
Max scientific payload 1 157 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 600 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 81 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 7 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 4 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 2 360 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

n/c

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 440 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VFR, IFR, certified for known Icing-Condition

Take-off runway length 730 m
Engines

1 x Honeywell TPE 331-5A-252 D

Avionics

Universal UNS 1L,MFD Avidyne EX-500
Honeywell Laserref, Inertial System Colour Weather Radar WXR 270
2 VOR/ILS/DME,ADF, 2 x XPDR (Mode-S/ELS)
HF with SELCAL, 2x VHF (8,33/25 kHz), ACAS II w. RA,

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

VFR 1 pilot, IFR 2 pilots

Seats available for scientists

19 (pax configuration)

Cabin

Length 6.30 m
Width 1.34 m
Height 1.55 m
Apertures

Main door: W1.92 m x H1.55 m

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

A bubble window with operator location and navigation telescope at the right front-side of the cabin.

Openings

Cabin floor: 1 x W2.06 m x L0.52 m and 1 x D0.48 m
Cabin roof: 1 x D0.40 m and 1 x D0.15 m at the back ; 1 x D0.15 m at the front

Hard points

6 hardpoints in the middle of the fuselage floor for external loads up to 200 kg. It is planned to install a radom for the protection of sensors.
Each fuselage side provides 3 hardpoint pairs below the cockpit area for a load of max. 50 kg (e.g. SLAR).
Below both wings, not within the area of the propeller, there are hardpoints for 100 kg each.

Inlets

4 in total.

Additionnal systems

Additional mounting rails for measuring equipment in the cabin.
Tubes in the wing and the fuselage for measuring and supply lines.
Breathing oxygen system for a max. of 5 persons for flights lasting up to 5 hours in a flight altitude of up to 25000 ft.

Acquisition systems

Onboard data recording system. Telemetrie-link to a ground station on development.

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

18-30 VDC ; 110-120 VAC ; GEN 250 A

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

28 VDC - 8.4 kW ; permanent installed 2kW / 220 V / 50 Hz convertor

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