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Deutsche Aircraft Newsletter Q4/2022

December 14, 2022
Deutsche Aircraft Newsletter Q4/2022

As 2022 draws to a close, I want to sincerely thank our customers, business partners and the employees at Deutsche Aircraft for your loyalty and support.

Deutsche Aircraft celebrated its second anniversary on December 7th and our company continues to grow steadily, drawing on the heritage of Dornier and building on the expertise of the colleagues who have joined us since 2020. Our people are our most important resource, and we are grateful and proud of the accomplishments of our team.

As we all know, the only constant in this industry is change. Over the past year, Deutsche Aircraft has proven that we are capable of responding to challenging circumstances and industry needs. Despite the turbulence of the global pandemic, supply chain issues and regulatory changes, our team remains committed to maintaining the highest standards.

2022 was a very productive year for DeutscheAircraft. We signed numerous contracts with major suppliers for the D328eco™ programme, including:

In addition, we have teamed up with ACIA Aero Leasing in marketing efforts to promote the D328eco and Legacy aircraft in firefighting configurations. We have also provided continuous support to our valued operators and renewed our long-standing maintenance contracts for the in-service D328® fleet of Eagle Air and Private Wings. We are proud to be part of the reliable and robust operations of the D328® fleet across the world; time and again, this aircraft is proving itself as best in class, with one of the highest levels of reliability in the industry.

This year, Deutsche Aircraft participated in a number of international airshows and conferences, including ILA (Berlin), Farnborough Airshow (UK), ERA General Assembly (Portugal), Towards Sustainable Aviation (Toulouse), Fit for Future and the 12th Aviation Forum (Munich). We were also delighted that the Prime Minister of the German Federal State of Saxony sponsored the first Aircraft Supplier Summit in Leipzig. The presence of Deutsche Aircraft at these conferences allows us to promote the unique qualities of our aircraft and ensure that our message of sustainability is being heard in the global aviation community.

In 2023, we will continue to work hard and aim high. We are looking forward to several critical milestones, including moving to new offices in Oberpfaffenhofen and the ground-breaking ceremony for our Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Leipzig-Halle Airport. In June, we will take part in the Paris Air Show, where we hope to connect with some of our partners and future operators.

Thank you all for your contribution to our success this year. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday, surrounded by family and friends, and a fantastic new year.

Best wishes,

Dave Jackson

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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