MEBAA Convention News

328DBJ Replaces Envoy

 - December 6, 2010, 1:15 AM

328 Support Services has announced the new 328DBJ model, with an updated interior, as the replacement aircraft for the Envoy version of the jet. The new 328DBJ forward cabin was redesigned to deliver an additional half-meter of cabin space and includes electric window blinds and slim-line passenger service units (PSU). The stretched 328DBJ cabin measures 10 meters long, 2.15 meters wide and 1.8 meters high (33 by 7 by 6 feet) and can accommodate both a lounge and a conference area.

The aircraft on display in front of Chalet A1 here at MEBA is large enough to easily hold a 32-inch video monitor. It is owned by an undisclosed customer from South America.

The 328DBJ, supported by dual FMS and a second GPS sensor, meets minimum navigation performance specification (MNPS) for unrestricted operations in oceanic and remote areas.

The German company calls the 328DBJ an "affordable luxury" option for companies unwilling or unable to purchase a green VIP aircraft from a traditional manufacturer. An unmodified airframe costs approximately $3 to 6 million, with refurbishment running about $4 to 6 million additional.

The aircraft also features a new emergency lighting system. The wireless emergency primary power system (WEPPS) has been developed by STG Aerospace to provide back-up lightin