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Deutsche Aircraft signed a follow-on maintenance contract with German-based business aviation operator Private Wings Flugcharter

October 25, 2022
Deutsche Aircraft signed a follow-on maintenance contract with German-based business aviation operator Private Wings Flugcharter

Munich, Germany, October 25th, 2022 

Deutsche Aircraft has signed a follow-on maintenance contract with German-based business aviation operator Private Wings Flugcharter (PWF). PWF is one of the largest D328® operators in Europe, with a fleet of nine D328-100® turboprops and one D328® jet, having its base at the general aviation terminal of Manching Airport near Ingolstadt, Germany.

Peter Gatz, CEO of Private Wings Flugcharter says: “To operate around the clock on a varied schedule of flight missions all over Germany and Europe means that we must have the security of a dependable and accessible maintenance provider. We have enjoyed a good working relationship with Deutsche Aircraft management and its skilled engineers and technicians at Oberpfaffenhofen these past five years and are delighted to renew our maintenance contract with them.”

“Nico Neumann, COO of Deutsche Aircraft says: “Private Wings is a reliable business partner of ours, maintaining high standards within the aviation industry. This new contract continues the strong and long relationship between both companies and we are happy to be the exclusive service provider for the coming years and provide our valuable customer with continued support and reliability of the fleet of D328® aircraft. Furthermore, Private Wings and Deutsche Aircraft share the same vision of more climate-friendly regional aviation.” 

About Deutsche Aircraft

Deutsche Aircraft’s new D328eco™ aircraft is being developed to deliver significant improvements in operational and maintenance costs as well as reductions in the overall carbon footprint. This is in line with its vision and strategic road-map to support a more sustainable future for aviation. The D328eco will offer maximum flexibility being able to operate on existing aviation fuel, to being blended with up to up to 100% H2-PtL. The aircraft will be assembled in the paperless production line at Leipzig/Germany. All parameters are in high demand in the current aviation environment and we already see an increased interest in the D328eco from our potential customers and partners.

About Private Wings: 

Private Wings was founded in 1991 and initially operated in the air ambulance sector. Today the Berlin-based operator helps their clients to realise ideal flight solutions. No matter if guests travel to unforgettable events, athletes need to be on time for their matches or corporations sending their employees to different sides. Private Wing’s own Part-145 maintenance facility and CAMO [Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation] in Ingolstadt-Manching as well as a network of relatable suppliers support the operation in the best possible way.

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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