Increasing competition and pressure on costs has led to some deep restructuring of European airlines, with an attendant move to higher-capacity aircraft and absorption of many regional carriers into national carriers.
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.
The 328 Group returned to the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg with a new brand identity that splits the company into its two prime areas of expertise: “328” and “Jets.”
The move reflects 328 Group’s increasing portfolio of interior manufacture and design work on aircraft ranging from small helicopters to large airplanes such as the Airbus A340 and Boeing 767, and its expansion of maintenance expertise under the “Jets” brand. The change also comes following the recent acquisition of a new maintenance facility at London Biggin Hill Airport.
In addition to its broad-based cabin interiors work, over the past half-decade 328 Support Services has built itself a niche in the market for an executive and private aircraft conversion from the Dornier 328JET. Branded the 328DBJ (Dornier Business Jet), a full-scale, cutaway mockup is on display at the company’s exhibit here at EBACE (Stand 1913).
Rockwell Collins announced in May the successful aftermarket installation of its Venue CMS on two Dornier 328DBJ executive jets that will fly for charter operator Skybird.
The installation, by independent completion and refurbishment specialist 328 Support Services of Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, makes the 328DBJ (Dornier Business Jet) the first European-manufactured aircraft to fly with Venue, according to Rockwell Collins.
Just weeks after winning full FAA certification for its 12-seat 328DBJ business jet, 328 Support Services (Stand 1851) is displaying a mockup of the reworked regional airliner’s executive interior. The 328DBJ is a Dornier 328Jet the Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany-based company reconfigured to serve as an executive aircraft.
Just weeks after winning full FAA certification for its 12-seat 328DBJ business jet, 328 Support Services brought a mockup of the aircraft to display at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.
Munich, Germany-based 328 Support Services has received FAA repair station status for its Dornier 328 executive conversion work. The company is the type certificate holder for the Dornier 328 and is a registered production, customer support, engineering and third-party maintenance organization with headquarters at Oberpfaffenhofen Airfield.
The FAA has awarded repair station status to Munich, Germany-based 328 Support Services for the Dornier 328 jet and turboprop in recognition of its executive conversion work, primarily in Europe so far. The company is working on its first executive 328 destined for a U.S. customer, Aviando Services of Miami.
AvCraft Support Services and Colombia’s Indaer Industrial Aeronautica last month announced the formation of a joint venture to provide heavy maintenance on ATR 42s and 72s at AvCraft’s Myrtle Beach, S.C. facilities.
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