Dornier Seawings manufactures the Seastar, the world’s most advanced amphibious aircraft.
With a strong and highly reputable heritage of more than 100 years in aviation, Dornier Seawings is launching the brand new all-composite Next Generation Seastar, an innovative multi-role platform which meets the highest environmental standards and provides remarkable flexibility across mission profiles.
Our mission is to design, build and qualify new technologies foremost in the hydro aviation segment, through corrosion-free composite materials. With the Seastar CD-2, we are bringing our vision of "unlimited runways" for private, business and governmental applications.
Dornier Seawings has its production lines set up in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and Yinxing, Wuxi (Jiangsu Province), China.
The Orca is based on the superior design concept of the Seastar, allowing special mission profiles for governmental use. It enhances typical maritime security missions and merge seaborne & airborne operations, which is a superior alternative to rotor wings.
The Orca can be equipped with camera and radar systems for search and surveillance, and stretchers for medical evacuation. It is highly customizable and versatile, suiting the most-demanding operational profiles.
The Orca features an all-composite corrosion-free airframe, even in salty environment. It can handle rough sea conditions with its boat-shaped fuselage, alongside with several design features that provide high levels of tolerance and safety during water operation. It has an efficient combination of 5-blade propellers and a powerful turbine drive, combining the highest levels of efficiency and performance in its amphibious class.
Used as a multi-role platform, the Orca (special mission configuration of the Seastar) can perform combined operational tasks that usually require both air and seaborne assets, producing faster response times, increased operational flexibility and r educed costs compared to existing fixed wing, helicopter and seaborne craft.
Seastar is the ultimate amphibian for discerning owners looking for an exclusive, comfortable and reliable craft on water as well as on land, providing fast access to yachts, waterfront property, isolated lakes, resorts, ocean bays and island coves or even airport-to-airport connectivity. Wherever the destination, the Seastar is the safest and most enjoyable way to get there.
The standard and executive cabin interiors offer ergonomically designed seating, an optional lavatory and buffet unit.