This website uses cookies
More information
FlightSafety Wichita Cessna Learning Center
FlightSafety Wichita Cessna Learning Center
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
See more information from the Business Air News Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Read our latest feature:   Show issue: MEBAA
328 Support Services rebrands as Deutsche Aircraft
Deutsche Aircraft will continue to develop the 40 seat hybrid D328eco and it aims to deliver the aircraft by the end of 2025. It also has plans to expand its operations, engineering and supply chain teams.

328 Support Services has officially become Deutsche Aircraft GmbH. The new company name follows the reestablishment of the company as an aircraft original equipment manufacturer.

Deutsche Aircraft will continue the development of the D328eco aircraft, a 40 seat hybrid green tech turboprop that is SAF compatible and features an integrated Companion flight deck based on the Garmin 5000 avionics suite. The D328eco is expected to enter into service by end of 2025.

Headquartered in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, Deutsche Aircraft will continue to provide maintenance and technical support to the global D328 fleet in service. Deutsche Aircraft also has plans to grow its engineering, operations, programmes and supply chain teams to support the D328eco programme development. The first prototypes of the D328eco will be built in Oberpfaffenhofen with flight testing scheduled to start in 2024.

A new final assembly line in Leipzig is on target to be operational by the end of 2024. Restarting production in Germany allows it to capitalise on the growing demand for aircraft of this size with a proven platform, the company says.

“It is a very exciting time in aviation and at Deutsche Aircraft. We have a new aircraft OEM, new facilities and a growing team,” says Dave Jackson, managing director of Deutsche Aircraft. “To embark on this journey, we needed a strong brand that embodies our ambitions and brings us closer together. Deutsche Aircraft's brand refers to our German aviation engineering heritage, our environmental and sustainability consciousness, and our passion for aircraft.”

Other News
 
Deutsche signs a follow-on maintenance contract with Private Wings
October 25, 2022
PWF's round-the-clock operation requires dependable and accessible maintenance provision. It has renewed its maintenance contract with the skilled engineers and technicians at Deutsche Aircraft in Oberpfaffenhofen.
Luxaviation adds six to global fleet
September 2, 2022
Luxaviation Group is enjoying a summer of expansion, bringing five aircraft onto its charter fleet with one other under management. Director Chay White will take part in an ACE'22 panel session on 13 September.
Dornier 328eco landing gear is production ready
August 16, 2022
The certification of Heggemann's D328eco landing gear, available via Service Bulletin and retrofittable to the current in-service fleet of D328 turboprops and jets, underpins Deutsche Aircraft's support of the global fleet.