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Deutsche Aircraft appoints Nico Neumann as Vice President of Operations and Programs

January 14, 2021

Vice President of Operations and Programs Nico Neumann

Deutsche Aircraft, the new purpose-driven German aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has appointed Nico Neumann to the position of Vice President for Operations and Programmes, where he is now responsible for team enhancement, production, maintenance and overall quality management of the D328eco™ as part of the Regional Aircraft Program. He is also tasked with oversight of the Final Assembly Line (FAL) construction at Leipzig Halle Airport.

Neumann began his career at 328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) in 2007 and has held a range of operational positions within the company. Most recently, he was the Director of Maintenance and Production, during which time he coordinated the site selection in Leipzig with the German government. “Nico is an excellent addition to the Deutsche Aircraft senior management team as he possesses a wide array of experience with the Dornier 328 aircraft and deep knowledge of the RAP,” said Managing Director Dave Jackson.

Nico’s operations team focuses primarily on programme execution, and plays a critical role in operationalising the new FAL including re-establishing all relevant approvals and processes necessary to manufacture the D328eco™ aircraft in Germany.

Deutsche Aircraft’s new D328eco™ is being developed to deliver significant improvements in operational and maintenance costs as well as reductions in overall carbon footprint in line with the OEM’s vision and strategic road-map to support a more sustainable future for aviation.

The programme, currently in preliminary design review phase (PDR), is focused on the maturity of new systems and materials required to support the aircraft specification.

The RAP continues to be led out of Oberpfaffenhofen airport near Munich and planning work has commenced on the establishment of the new FAL at Leipzig Halle Airport.