The Dornier Do 24 is a 1930s German 3-engined flying boat designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke for maritime patrol and search-and-rescue. According to Dornier records, some 12,000 people were rescued by Do 24's during its flying career. A total of 279 were built between several factories from 1937-1945.
Do 24 ATT is a post-war development with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprop engines, one built.
In February 2004 the Do-24 ATT, began flying around the world on a UNICEF mission to assist children in the Philippines. The Do-24 ATT is piloted by Iren Dornier, the grandson of Dornier founder Claudius Dornier. Upon completion of the work with UNICEF, it will be run as a special charter airliner by South East Asian Airlines.
By kjfitz @ 2007-11-19 22:59:26