Deutsche Aircraft is shaping the future of flight. In addition to regular announcements about our project and team, we will be commenting on the growth of the sustainable aviation market and how our planet can benefit from recent technological developments from across the industry.
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May 5, 2021
As aviation is fuelled by what we call “derived demand”, aviation is one of the most exposed industries – if not the most exposed – to macroeconomic shocks. Whilst over the last two decades or so our industry has faced multiple external shocks, from terrorist attacks to variable fuel prices and the worldwide financial crisis, <strong>unquestionably Coronavirus has been the ultimate test</strong> that we as an industry have faced over the last 100 years.
The Test Takers
Whilst every aviation sector has faced external pressures due to the very nature of the underlying demand, these external shocks have affected parts of our industry differently. Here at Deutsche Aircraft, we have taken a look at the amount of flying by aircraft types and their numbers in active service and in storage. We’ve grouped aircraft in the following broad groupings:
Who did Better in the Test
From the graphs below we can see the widely expected results, namely wide bodies taking most of the brunt as long-haul international travel was effectively stopped, followed by narrow bodies.
As expected, regional aircraft were more sheltered from the chaos – if such a thing exists during the current pandemic.
The regional flights enjoy the advantage of more flexible operational deployment. And the fact that many routes require small regional aircraft to fly to provide the essential life line for remote communities. Also, many of these airlines have started to “downgauge” some routes previously flown by narrow-bodies for which the fall in demand doesn’t warrant a larger aircraft anymore.
Crucially, in 2020 it was the turbo-prop sector which saw the smallest fall in in-service fleets and scheduled flights, primarily driven by this category being proportionally the largest contributor of essential air services.
Deutsche Aircraft is proud to be targeting the most resilient segment of the market with our new D328eco aircraft, which will deliver reduced maintenance costs, better performance, modern avionics and many other features to ensure our operators not only stay afloat, but riding the tides of changes to come.
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
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.
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!
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.
May 5, 2021
Whilst over the last two decades or so our industry has faced multiple external shocks, from terrorist attacks to variable fuel prices and the worldwide financial crisis, unquestionably Coronavirus has been the ultimate
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.