Fairchild Dornier 728

  • CountryGermany
  • TypeRegional jet airliner
  • Powerplants728 - Two 55.6kN (12,500lb) General Electric CF34-8D1 turbofans. Envoy 7 - Two 58.1kN (13,050lb) General Electric CF34-8D6 turbofans.
  • Performance728 (provisional) - Cruising speed at 37,000ft Mach 0.81 or 852km/h (460kt). Max speed M0.82. Takeoff field length at MTOW 1463m (4800ft), landing length 1420m (4659ft). Max operating altitude 41,000ft (12,497m). Range 2550km (1400nm) for the 100, 3300km (1800nm) for the 200, and 7400km (4000nm) for the Envoy 7.
  • Weights728 - Max takeoff 35,990kg (79,343lb) for the 100, 37,990kg (83,754lb) for the 200. Max payload 8554kg (18,860lb) for the 100. Envoy 7 - Max takeoff 39,500kg (87,082lb). Max payload 5576kg (12,293lb).
  • Dimentions728 - Wing span 27.12m (89ft), length 27.04m (88.8ft), height 9.05m (29.8ft). Fuselage width 3.25m (10.8ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two, cabin crew of two. 728 - typical seating for 70 to 85 passengers at five abreast. 528 - 55-65 passengers. 928 - 95 to 110 passengers. Envoy 7 - two flightcrew, one flight attendant, and 14-18 passenger seats.
  • Production728 - 1 built, but not flown.

The 728 family was Fairchild Dornier's aspiring offered to create a scope of provincial plane carriers to supplement the more modest 328jet arrangement, and pulled in solid aerial shuttle interest when propelled.

Fairchild Dornier dispatched this new group of territorial planes seating from 55 to 100 travelers on May 19 1998, with temporary dispatch requests from Crossair and Lufthansa for 120 new flying machine.

The lead airplane in the project was the 70 to 85 seat 728 (awhile ago named 728jet), which made its official take off on March 21, 2002, and it was booked to make the first flight in the mid year of 2002. Conveyances ought to have begun in mid 2003 to Lufthansa Cityline.

In August 1998 Fairchild declared it had chosen General Electric's FADEC prepared Cf34-8d (which has 87% sections shared characteristic with the Cf34-8c1 chose to power the contending CRJ-700) in front of the SNECMA/Pratt & Whitney Canada SPW-14 to power the 728. In September '98 further 728 suppliers were advertised, including Honeywell for its Primus Epic coordinated EFIS flying suite with level board Lcds, Alliedsignal (APU and ecological control framework), Lucas Aerospace (for a fly-by-wire flight control framework), Bfgoodrich (arriving rigging, wheels, tires, brakes and fuel framework), Hamilton Sundstrand (incorporated electric framework), and Parker Aerospace (hydrodynamics). CASA would manufacture the wings and empennage.

The base adaptation of the 728 was the 728-100, which would have been emulated end 2003 by the augmented reach and higher payload 728-200. The 200 would have had a 3000kg (6615lb) higher MTOW and a 750km (400nm) build in extent.

In its class, the 728 had the biggest lodge (0.51cm more extensive than the Embraer 170/190, and 0.70cm more extensive than the CRJ-700) with five-side by side seating.

Taking after the 728 into administration would have been the extended 95 to 110 seat 928, with first flight planned in late 2003, and section into administration in 2005. Separated from the extended fuselage - lodge length from behind the flightdeck would have been 23.05m (75ft 7in) permitting seating for 95 to 110 travelers - it would likewise have offered an expanded compass wing. The abbreviated 55 to 65 seat 528 (23.38m (76ft 9in) fuselage length and 15.84m (52ft 0in) lodge length) would have emulated the 928. The three sorts would have offered a high level of shared trait, including motor sort, and the same flightdeck, permitting a typical pilot sort rating.

Fairchild Dornier additionally dispatched a corporate plane variant of the 728, the Envoy 7, which was anticipated to enter benefit in 2004. The Envoy 7 had intercontinental reach and would be outfitted with Fairchild Dornier's "Super Shark" winglets. Corporate forms of the 528 and 928, the Envoy 5 and Envoy 9 separately, were additionally arranged.

Eight clients, among them Lufthansa Cityline, GECAS, Bavaria Leasing, CSA-Czech Airlines, and Solair, had (by March 2002) put in firm requests for 125 flying machine and marked choices for an extra 164.

In any case, before the first flight of the 728 had been made, Fairchild Dornier recorded for indebtedness on April 2 2002, and the entire eager system arrived at an end.

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