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European Facility For Airborne Research Sept. 23, 2018, 11:33

Aircraft: DO228-101 - DLR

DO228-101 - DLR
Aircraft acronym DO228-101 - DLR Registration number D-CODE
Operator Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke, Do 228 - 101 Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Land/Sea surface properties, Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 15.0 m
  • Height: 4.0 m
  • Wingspan: 16.0 m
Airplane dimensions 15.0 m 4.0 m 16.0 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 3 700 kg
Max take-off weight 5 980 kg
Max payload 2 280 kg
Max scientific payload 600 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 600 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 118 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 2 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 2 700 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 0 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VFR, IFR, certified for known Icing-Condition

Take-off runway length 730 m
Engines

2 x Honeywell TPE331-5A-252 D

Avionics

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 1.35 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

n/c

Windows

n/c

Openings

n/c

Hard points

n/c

Inlets

n/c

Additionnal systems

n/c

Acquisition systems

n/c

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

28 VDC, 115 VAC and 220 VDC Gen 250 A

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

n/c

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