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Deutsche Aircraft Selects Liebherr-Aerospace to supply the flap and spoiler actuation system for the D328eco aircraft

March 31, 2022
Deutsche Aircraft Selects Liebherr-Aerospace to supply the flap and spoiler actuation system for the D328eco aircraft

MUNICH, March 31st 2022 – Deutsche Aircraft GmbH today announces its partnership with Liebherr-Aerospace, to develop and supply the flap and spoiler actuation system for the D328ecoTM aircraft, a game-changing platform that paves the way towards a zero-emission flight objective.

Liebherr, renowned for the highest quality, will contribute to the development of the D328eco with highly-engineered "made in Germany" parts that follow sustainable manufacturing practices, aligned with both companies' future environmental goals. The parts   will be manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace, based in Lindenberg, Germany, where they already benefit from decades of experience as a German manufacturing centre of excellence, supplying state-of-the-art technology to the aviation industry.

The D328eco new flap control unit meets the highest industry standards and constitutes an evolution of today’s control electronics and fly-by-wire flight controls developed by Liebherr-Aerospace, that are already certified and operating successfully.

The modularity of the components ensures the shortest time to market with the highest maturity. Latest design methods and component generations are used to achieve maturity as well as long-term product reliability. In line with Deutsche Aircraft’s sustainability objectives, REACh compliant manufacturing processes have been adopted as part of the current project and Liebherr-Aerospace will be supporting Deutsche Aircraft with the production of REACh compliant flight control actuation for the D328eco.

Liebherr will develop and deliver the flap control unit including application and control software. The unit is composed of a command / monitor architecture and is designed according to the DAL A with a DAL C Command Lane and the DAL A Monitor Lane.

Deutsche Aircraft’s Director of Supply Chain, Maximilian Fahr, commented on this partnership: “The strategic partnership with Liebherr is another step towards building a resilient and sustainable supply chain based on the fundamentals of quality, time to market and regional proximity. We have been seeing stronger levels of resilience in the supply chain with players that have higher quality products and more sustainable and automated manufacturing processes. Liebherr-Aerospace is at the forefront of what the industry can do best and we will build on these assets.”

 “We are very happy to count Deutsche Aircraft among our customers. Based on our experience and know-how gained during the last six decades – including our program participation in the Do328 – we are looking forward to provide state-of-the-art technology made in Germany for the D328eco”, explains Thomas Hummel, Director Sales & Marketing at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH.

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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