Dornier Seastar CD2

RSS

Certified in Europe during the 1980s, but never placed in production, the Seastar has spent the time since its NBAA 2008 relaunch seeking finance and a North American manufacturing base. Hailed as “the only purpose-designed amphibious aircraft of the last 50 years,” this push-pull PT6A turboprop-powered twin was designed by Claudius, son of the Dornier. Grandson Conrado is current company chairman, last seen in search of $100 million from potential backers as far away as India. Production will not begin until adequate funds are secured, he avows. The first Seastar was due to have emerged last year, cost being $6 million at 2009 levels. Standard seating is nine, but the Seastar will carry 12 and two crew over 212 nm. at 180 kt.

Please or Register to post comments.

From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Jan 31, 2016
blog

Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956) 18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
Blog Archive
Penton Corporate

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×