Aviatsiya.ru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 733 times:
Seair (Philippines) announced plans almost 2 years ago that they would be bringing a Dornier Do 24 amphibian to the Philippines for use on charter services. They stated (via their website) that the aircraft was expected to be in their fleet by the end of 2001.
Does anyone know if this aircraft is yet in operation with Seair?
Heinz From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 256 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 696 times:
I have had the same problem finding out any details.
The plane is the sole DO24TT built, and it is still in the 'Deutsches Museum' in Oberschleissheim, near Munich (on loan).
Seair do not reply to E-mails, maybe because nobody really knows. I went to their base at Clark Field, Pampanga, Philippines, where everyone was very friendly, but no one knew anything substanciated about the project.
The president of Seair is Mr. Iren Dornier, who also has his own engineering office in a village on Lake Constance, but has nothing to do with Dornier/Fairchild or DASA.
Meanwhile I have got the impression that the entire idea is more of wishful thinking than a seriously pursued project.
TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 693 times:
The last Do335 is in the Deutsches Museum as well. I do not know an exact number of how many are left, 60 were produced post WWII but many were sold to Spain. There should be plenty of these aircraft left, I have no idea but I am also now curious.