Two Civil Do-228 produced by HAL for launch under UDAN scheme having state-Of-the-art configuration certifications from DGCA for MTOW at 6200 kgs. But in order to meet the prospective operators requirement of a transport aircraft flyable under Commercial Pilot License (CPL) category, HAL undertook efforts to reduce the aircraft weight below 5700 Kgs.
Apart from weight criterion, HAL Do-228-201(Upgraded) civil aircraft will also be equipped with digital cockpit which will ensure more accurate readings, precise information and ergonomic data displays with feedback loops and capability for selfcheck to alert pilot in emergencies. The Glass Cockpit architecture enabled aircraft will be most sought after new age aviation technology.
Also, the incorporation of civil certified turbo-prop minus 10 Engine ensures more reliable torque sensing system, higher component life, lighter in weight and higher time between overhaul (TBO) as compared to previous minus 5 engine.
It is also assured that the integration of the five blade propeller to HAL Do-228-201(Upgraded) aircraft will augment in significant reduction in noise levels, faster engine start, less lubrication and better damping characteristics.
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