Fairchild Dornier 328JET

  • CountryGermany
  • Type32 seat regional jet airliner
  • PowerplantsTwo 26.9kN (6050lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306B turbofans.
  • Performance328JET - Max cruising speed 750km/h (405kt). Service ceiling 35,000ft. Range with payload and reserves 1370km (740nm), high gross weight version range with max payload and reserves 1666km (900nm). Envoy 3 - Range with optional long range fuel tank 3705km (2000nm).
  • Weights328JET - Standard operating empty 9344kg (20,600lb), standard max takeoff 15,200kg (33,510lb), high gross weight operating empty 4394kg (20,710lb), high gross weight max takeoff 15,660kg (34,524lb)
  • DimentionsWing span 20.98m (68ft 10in), length 21.28m (69ft 10in), height 7.24m (23ft 9in). Wing area 40.0m2 (430.6sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Standard seating for 32 to 34 passengers three abreast at 79cm (31in). Envoy 3 seats 12 to 14 in a typical corporate configuration, or up to 19.
  • ProductionTotal 111 built, including the prototype converted from a 328 turboprop.

The Dornier, later Fairchild Dornier 328jet has given another lease of life to the essential 328 configuration and was a pioneer of another class of aerial shuttle, that of the 30 seat local plane.

Fairchild Aerospace assumed control over DASA's 80% stake in Dornier in ahead of schedule June 1996, which made Dornier a subsidiary of Fairchild. On August 8, 2000, Dornier Luftfahrt Gmbh changed name to Fairchild Dornier Gmbh.

Improvement of the 328jet was propelled not long after Fairchild Aerospace assumed control over Dasa's stake in Dornier. A business overview of 50 territorial carriers worldwide was propelled which affirmed their client driven inclination for plane gear, the length of the working money making concerns of a local plane were focused. Furnished with this data, Fairchild propelled the 328jet, a plane engined improvement of the 328 turboprop, in February 1997.

The most clear change to the 328 for the 328jet is the expansion of FADEC prepared Pratt & Whitney Canada Pw306 turbofans mounted in underwing units. Generally the 328jet was intended to be a base change advancement of the 328 turboprop to permit Fairchild to put up the airplane for sale to the public as fast as would be prudent. Fairchild could attain this as a result of the turboprop 328's traditionalist building and clean aeromechanic outline. Only two fuselage outlines (which the wing and arriving apparatus join to) obliged reinforcing. A 10cm (4in) augmentation to the trailing edge folds cuts flight optimized drag. Different progressions incorporate reinforced arriving rigging and brakes, slight progressions to the product of the Honeywell Primus 2000 EFIS flight suite, and an APU is standard.

The initial 328jet model was changed over from the second 328 turboprop, and was taken off on December 6 1997. It first flew from Munich in Germany on January 20 1998. Certificate and first conveyances were in July 1999.

Fairchild Dornier considered two extended advancements of the 328jet, the 50 seat 528jet and the 42 to 44 seat Pw306b controlled 428jet. The 428jet was formally propelled in May 1998 and would have been gathered in Israel by IAI, yet Fairchild Dornier suspended the system in August 2000 because of not having the capacity to make a suitable business case.

The Envoy 3 is a corporate plane/corporate shuttle advancement of the 328jet with longer extend.

On July 1 2002 Fairchild Dornier was announced bankrupt and entered organization. In mid-2003 Avcraft Aerospace Gmbh obtained the rights to the 328jet together with 18 finished airplane. On the other hand, after various airplane were conveyed, they were constrained into organization too in March 2005.

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