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Aircraft History
Built by Dornier Flugzeugwerke as Do 24TT, later designated Do 24ATT. Production began in 1979 and was completed in 1983, the Do ATT was fitted with an advanced technology wing cut from a single piece of aluminum spar to simplify production efforts with improved PT6A-45Bs.

On April 25, 1983 this flying boat made a first flight. Afterwards, retired to the Deutsches Museum.

In the 2000s, Iren Dornier, grandson of Claude Dornier, transported it from the Deutsches Museum to the the Philippines. At Clark Air Base, the flying boat was retrofitted and test flown for issuance of an airworthiness certificate from the Philippine Aviation Authority (ATO). The younger Dornier restored his grandfather's "flying boat" to be able to live out his lifelong dream of flying it around the world and to continue his family's legacy of aviation excellence.

On April 16, 2003, grandson Iren Dornier retraced his grandfather Dr. Claude Dornier's epic 1930-31 tour in the Do-X, in a world flight tour dubbed "Kayang-Kaya" (We Can Do It) Historic Flight for Dreams world tour for South East Asian Airlines and to promote the airline and raise more funds and awareness for the projects of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The seaplane visited New York City on August 27, 2005, reenacting Iren Dornier's father's landing on the Hudson River in 1931 in a Do-X.

In total, Do 24ATT flew 22,000 nautical miles including 31 destinations in 19 countries including Cambodia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, England, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the United States, including a number of air show appearances.

Relatives
Iren Dornier (grandson of Dr. Claude Dornier)

References
Do-24.com - Official Website
News Release "A Flight for Dreams, the Philippines and its Children" 2004
UNICEF "Flying boat carries hopes and dreams for children" by Kun Li August 27, 2005

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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