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328 Group Delivers To Africa

 - May 22, 2013, 11:50 AM

Completions and refurbishment provider 328 Support has delivered three aircraft to Nigeria this spring. The company provided SkyBird Air with a total of three Dornier 328DBJs, the last one being delivered in April.

The 328DBJ has long-range tanks for a range, with four passengers, of just under 2,000 nm. The cabin, done by Robin Dunlop of CTM design, is in neutral tones complemented by red seat belts, which is consistent with the SkyBird Air brand. Decorative veneers,a full HD entertainment system, and a satcom Wi-Fi system complete the retrofit.

In June, 328 Support expects to deliver a unique Dornier 328 conversion to SpringChild, a Lagos-based company. “We are pleased to deliver these 328 conversions to the rapidly growing business aviation sector in Nigeria. It has become an important area for us and we are continually seeking opportunities to expand in the region,” said Dave Jackson, managing director, 328 Group.

The company is well-equipped for expansion, having recently acquired a new maintenance facility at Biggin Hill Airport near London (now branded under its “Jets” division). It is also broadening its offerings and now offers maintenance support away from the company’s home base of Oberpfaffenhofen in Germany.