Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen, Weßling, Germany: February 1st, 2024 

After months of intense activities Dornier Seastar prototype MSN 1004 conducted its first taxi testing today, in the final preparation for the first flight.

A test team of technicians and pilots powered up the plane and performed engine ground runs and low-speed taxi tests, passing another major milestone to certification, which is expected to be completed by mid 2025.

After this final testing stage in preparation for first flight, the team will be securing a Permit To Fly from the German Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt Bundesamt) within the next few weeks.

About Seastar

The Seastar is the ultimate amphibious seaplane, developed jointly between Dornier Seawings Germany and Dornier Seawings China, engineered to operate from runways and water surfaces. It provides fast access to yachts or waterfront properties for owners looking for a premium and exclusive craft but it is also designed with an unrivalled versatility and performance for airlines commuting to and from distant islands, for Governmental agencies connecting remote territories inaccessible by other means, or for adventurous spirits delighted to possess something unique.