We are transforming the way the world travels. We are achieving the goal of introducing easy access to affordable, energy efficient, and cost effective environmentally friendly aircraft. It is our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and stimulate sustainable economic and social growth along the way.
We are re-imagining flight. Less fuel. Less carbon emissions. Less impact on our planet.
We want to accelerate the aviation industry’s transition towards zero emissions flights using the D328eco™.
As the only existing platform that is capable of fulfilling the efficiency and performance requirements for a modern, more eco-friendly aircraft, we are starting the transition to a greener flying future today.
Our world is changing. Our planet and society face challenges that will impact future generations. Our industry needs to evolve to adapt to these changes. Our mission is to take responsibility, to address these environmental issues and act now. We are ready to take on this challenge!
The future has never been so thrilling and the way new technologies are being introduced to our industry is promising and exciting. With Deutsche Aircraft, our vision is to become the premier aircraft producer, recognised globally for clean energy, innovation and excellence. Leading the way to more sustainable flying as part of a future of integrated regional transportation solutions, utilizing the D328eco™ as the first step towards zero emission flights.
We strongly believe that we will be shaping the face of tomorrow’s industry, and are looking forward, with excitement, to influencing the way people fly in the future. We want you to be a part of our journey” -
Dave Jackson, Managing Director of Deutsche Aircraft
Deutsche Aircraft traces its route back to the dawn of aviation pursuing/relying upon the famous heritage of Dornier Flugzeugwerke, a German aircraft manufacturer founded in 1914. Over the course of its long lifespan Dornier Flugzeugwerke produced many notable designs for both the civil and military markets and is still recognised today as one of aviation pioneer.
Nearly a century later, 328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) was founded and took over since the Type Certificate rights for the Dornier 328 platform (D328®) from Avcraft back in January 2006. As part of the package, the company also purchased the Dornier 428 TC and other assets. Manufactured in the 90s and early 2000s, the D328 is a Regional aircraft that is certified in 85 countries around the world and still currently operated in many countries by major airlines. The aircraft is used in both commercial and special mission markets and continues today to cover great varieties of missions such as Air Ambulance, Search and Rescue operations, VIP and corporate shuttle or transport to name a few.
As the TC holder of the D328, the 328 Support services has been focusing its core business on continuously supporting the fleet of around 180 in service D328 aircraft globally. Customer & Technical support, including design engineering as well as training, are part of the daily business for the team who ensures the aircraft is always ahead of its class.
Since 2015, 328SSG is under American ownership as it has been acquired by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a Tier one supplier within the Aerospace industry to the US government, headquarter in Sparks, Nevada.
In August 2019, 328SSG announced officially in Leipzig the formation of Deutsche Aircraft, a new aircraft OEM founded on the proud heritage of Dornier and Germany’s reputation for engineering design, quality and innovation. The program D328eco was initiated, the construction of the new D328eco regional turboprob for 40 passengers.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the D328eco Final Assembly Line at Leipzig/Halle Airport was in May 2023. In that context, the first European launch customer Private Wings for 5 D328eco was announced.
Deutsche Aircraft will enable future developments, and exploit future technologies and capabilities to produce a more efficient, economic and environmentally friendly aircraft, and to drive the future of aviation toward a zero-emission flight objective.
The Headquarter of Deutsche Aircraft is based at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, near Munich in Germany. Deutsche Aircraft currently employs nearly 600 aviation passionates, all experts in their respective fields.
Founded on the heritage of aircraft pioneers, we are a passionate team driving ingenuity for cleaner aviation, through the delivery of high-quality reliable products and services.
Deutsche Aircraft will be the premier aircraft producer, recognised globally for clean energy, innovation, and excellence, leading the way to more sustainable flying as part of a future of integrated regional transportation solutions.
We are a unique combination of expertise and skill with a proven capability and track record in German engineering excellence, a talented team of aviation experts who are driving innovation with passion.
Renowned for its pursuit of innovation, engineering excellence and design quality, Deutsche Aircraft, together with the participation of the German government and in collaboration with its shareholder Sierra Nevada Corporation®, plans to lead the way in a new era of clean aviation through the development of the D328eco™ platform - a more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly aircraft.
Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of innovators looking to transform the world.
We develop alternative, science-based solutions to reduce our environmental impact, in true accordance with economic conditions, whilst still serving social needs
We develop ideas across all teams, and partnerwith like-minded professionals within the aviation industry and beyond.
We listen and consider ideas to broaden our way of thinking; we value creativity and ambition
We are proud of our diverse work community: we ensure mutual respect to all nationalities and individuals
Founded on the proud heritage of Dornier we carry forward German excellence in engineering, design and quality.