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Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by Joker11 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pm

Hello everyone,

I was going through some old photos and spotted that Airlink operated Dornier Do-228-200.

How many did they have? Where they did go? How long did they operate them and where did they send them?
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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 pm

Joker11 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Hello everyone,

I was going through some old photos and spotted that Airlink operated Dornier Do-228-200.

How many did they have? Where they did go? How long did they operate them and where did they send them?
they had 2
ZS-NGW a -100
ZS-NRM a -200
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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:55 am

Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Joker11 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Hello everyone,

I was going through some old photos and spotted that Airlink operated Dornier Do-228-200.

How many did they have? Where they did go? How long did they operate them and where did they send them?
they had 2
ZS-NGW a -100
ZS-NRM a -200
I think you meant ZS-NRN as NRM is a J41

I don't have shots of them in Link colours but here they are anyway
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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by tbone » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:44 am

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Unread post by ACE MAN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am

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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by grjplanes » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 am

Wasn't there a company called Metavia, based in Nelspruit, which Airlink also took over. Isn't this where the Dornier's came from?
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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by D228100 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:20 am

Airlink sold their two Dornier's ZS-NRN and ZS-NGW to Star Air Cargo in 2000, Star Air subsequently imported ZS-OVM. They were predominantly used to carry freight around Southern Africa but also did some Pax contract work up North.

Not sure where they went from there but one was operating in Mozambique for a while with LFC I think.
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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by ACE MAN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:42 am

grjplanes wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 am
Wasn't there a company called Metavia, based in Nelspruit, which Airlink also took over. Isn't this where the Dornier's came from?
Metavia had PA31s , L410s and use of a C406. Link had their own DO228s, Pa31s, SW2s, ATR42s and J41s. Link did take Metavia over but some of the routes were held by P. Farqhar on the TTA/Pelican operation.
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Re: Airlink's Dornier Do-228-200

Unread post by RV-8 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:58 am

Fond memories of NRN and NGW. About six hundred hours in them.
Exciting doing a NDB let down into Nelspruit at night in a thunderstorm with no autopilot.
The Dornier was an amazing STOL aircraft. We could take off or land either direction on the old Nelspruit runway.
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