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Deutsche Aircraft appoints Martin Nüsseler as Chief Technology Officer

February 1, 2020
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In a significant advancement of its technology team, Deutsche Aircraft and sister company 328 SupportServices GmbH have appointed Martin Nüsseler as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Leveraging his significant aviation industry experience, Nüsseler is responsible for product strategy, technology road map and oversight of the engineering development team.

“We are delighted to welcome Martin to the technology team, and to the company’s exceptional opportunity to revolutionize aviation in the interest of affordable sustainability,” said Dave Jackson, Managing Director of Deutsche Aircraft.

Nüsseler joins after 17 years with Airbus - the last 5 of those spent leading the Airbus alternative propulsion systems and technologies unit. Nüsseler worked for Fairchild Dornier in the late 1990’s.

The engineering development team’s primary focus is enhancing the D328® platform and delivering its future technology roadmap. The technical mission for the aircraft is based on a clear commitment for more sustainable aviation with significant positive impacts on short range regional transportation versus today’s standard technologies. The company has developed a product strategy centred around this vision for the newly designated D328eco™. The D328eco™ delivers significant improvements in operational and maintenance costs as well as substantial reductions in overall carbon footprint.

The programme, currently in PDR phase, is focused on the trades and maturity of news systems and materials required to support the aircraft specification. EIS remains in 2024 as presented last year in Leipzig.

The Regional Aircraft programme continues to be led out of Oberpfaffenhofen airport nearMunich and planning work has commenced on the establishment of the Final Assembly Lineat Leipzig Halle Airport.

On behalf of everyone at the Company, we wish health, safety and a quick recovery for all impacted around the world.

About the data:
- Source: Cirium
- Schedules data: full year 2019 vs. 2020 – excludes non-scheduled flying
- In-service data:
- For 2019 the data is dated April while for 2020 it’s dated October. We wanted to compare “shoulder month” to shoulder month, however April 2020 wouldn’t have captured the immediate impact of Coronavirus as our dataset classes aircraft as in storage after 3 months of inactivity.

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New talent appointed to strengthen the Deutsche aircraft programme

As part of its continued support of Deutsche Aircraft’s D328eco aircraft programme, 328 Support Services GmbH recently appointed a panel of “talent experts” to further strengthen the overall team and ensure strong management structure and processes are in place across the D328eco development programme. Today we focus on the Engineering & Programme departments.

On the programme side, Mr. Peter Spyrka has been appointed Director of Programmes. Peter brings over 20 years’ experience in the global aerospace industry with engineering & development works on both civil and military aircraft programmes. Prior to joining Deutsche Aircraft, Peter worked at Airbus, leading the Hybrid Electric Propulsion System development programme for demonstrator projects. He also worked for Fairchild Dornier back in the late 1990’s.

In Engineering, Mr. Jean-Damien Mazeau has been appointed as our new Head of Propulsion Systems. Jean-Damien also brings more than 20 years’ aeronautical experience to Deutsche Aircraft, having built most of his career at Airbus. He was most recently involved with the A320neo’s entry into service, in charge of propulsion system’s global technical Support.

Last but not least, Dr. Stefan Brunner brings more than two decades of expertise and experience to his position as Head of Airframe. Throughout his career, Stefan spent more than 17 years working directly for the Airbus group where he was heavily involved with a wide variety of major engineering programmes on both commercial aviation and defence & space programmes. In his new role, Stefan will be responsible for design, analysis and modification of the D328eco airframe’s primary structure (Fuselage, Fairings, Wing, Empennage), as well as establishing new processes and procedures to complete aircraft development. Finally, he is responsible for ensuring compliance with the European Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations.

In addition to Peter, Jean Damien and Stefan, we are also proud to announce that we have been busy hiring new talent from not only within Germany, but from all over the world. Coming from a variety of companies within the aerospace industry, we look forward to utilising our new team members’ skills and expertise to achieve the entry into service scheduled for 2025.

All are great assets to the current Engineering & Programme team and will, without a doubt, help support Deutsche Aircraft’s development programme over the coming years.

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