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September 2, 2021
This partnership is a key milestone in the development of the D328eco programme
Deutsche Aircraft, the new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), announced today the selection of HEGGEMANN AG for the D328ecoTM wing industrialization and production. This agreement covers the manufacturing of the D328ecoTM wing box and engine support.
The aerodynamically optimized wing design of the D328ecoTM will be manufactured in a state-of-the-art automatized manufacturing process flow. Hereby, progressive quality assurance and digitalized end-to-end processes in terms of “Industry 4.0” will be implemented.
The manufactured wing and its sub-components will be fully sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) compatible, with new sealants, surface protection measures and materials that fits with all mainstream sustainable aviation fuels.
HEGGEMANN has over 55 years industrial experience, mastering high-volume, industrialized production, which will support the growth of the aviation sector. The company has fully implemented the APQP principle, a digital end-to-end process and product lifecycle tracking system. These attributes are mandatory for Deutsche Aircraft’s deployment of Industry 4.0 manufacturing principles. Aside of digitalization, HEGGEMANN also offers REACH roadmap that aligns with Deutsche Aircraft’s efforts to minimize environmental impact.
“Combining the advantage of Dornier wing structure, forward-looking SAF compatibility and HEGGEMANN’s production expertise, this partnership will create great synergy for the D328ecoTM programme”, said Nico Neumann, Vice President of Operation and Programme at Deutsche Aircraft GmbH. “We found HEGGEMANN to be the perfect partner for the D328ecoTM wing serial production. Our vision and mission align when it comes to sustainable production roadmap. Furthermore, we are both proud of our German heritage of unmet engineering excellence and quality”.
“We are very pleased to be an essential part of the development of the D328ecoTM programme. Realizing the wing in addition to the landing gear gives us the unique chance to further strengthen our partnership with Deutsche Aircraft. We will use our engineering competence and innovation strength to implement state-of-the-art digital manufacturing strategies and be an efficient manufacturing partner for Deutsche Aircraft," said Dr. Christian Howe, CEO of HEGGEMANN AG.
September 2, 2021
The aerodynamically optimized wing design of the D328ecoTM will be manufactured in a state-of-the-art automatized manufacturing process flow.
August 23, 2021
Deutsche Aircraft’s facilities will serve as training ground for aircraft mechanics of the future
July 21, 2021
Companies to evaluate Universal Hydrogen’s modular hydrogen fuel logistics solution for the zero-emissions derivative of the Dornier 328
July 12, 2021
Together with HEGGEMANN AG, Deutsche Aircraft has reached yet another new milestone on the landing gear’s development programme for the D328eco following the positive outcome on the first series of tests.
July 6, 2021
Parties plan to fly a Dornier 328 demonstrator, zero carbon emissions, hydrogen fuel cell aircraft in 2025
June 17, 2021
Deutsche Aircraft selected GKN Aerospace for D328eco’s Empennage production. The global Tier 1 aerospace supplier is one of the world’s market leaders in aerostructures.
June 1, 2021
Deutsche Aircraft is proud to announce it has selected the Garmin® G5000® avionic suite, to equip the brand-new benchmark, Companion™ flight deck
January 25, 2021
In a significant advancement of its current project, 328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) and sister company Deutsche Aircraft have appointed Maximilian Fahr as Director Supply Chain.
January 14, 2021
Nico Neumann announced as Vice President for Operations and Programmes, where he is responsible for team enhancement, production, quality, and maintenance of the D328eco™ as part of the Regional Aircraft Program.
December 7, 2020
On Monday, December 7th Deutsche Aircraft hosted an Industry Update webinar to provide information on the D320eco and our ambitions for a Zero Emissions future. You can watch the reply of the webinar here!
December 7, 2020
Deutsche Aircraft, the new purpose-driven German aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM), unveiled plans to develop the D328eco, a platform that will align the future of aviation toward zero-emission flight.
July 1, 2020
Jose Costas has been announced Vice President of Aircraft Sales. He is responsible for all aircraft sales, including that of the D328eco™aircraft and legacy D328®aircraft, as well as marketing and customer experience.
July 30, 2021
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May 5, 2021
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February 4, 2021
The Deutsche Aircraft D328eco™ programme provides an opportunity to influence the way people will fly in the future, leading the way to more sustainable air travel as a first step on the path to zero emission flights.