Deutsche Aircraft takes part in Aero Asia 2023
German OEM makes a debut in the biggest air show in China
Zhuhai, 23 November 2023 – Deutsche Aircraft has made its debut at one of China’s prominent aviation events, Aero Asia 2023, which takes place from 23–26 November. As regional flights play a vital part of the transportation network in China, the German aircraft manufacturer aims to provide sustainable regional connections with the D328® legacy aircraft and the new D328eco™, the 40-seater sustainable turboprop. According to market forecasts, the Chinese aviation market will require 20% of the world’s commercial aircraft in the next 20 years.
D328eco aims to support sustainable regional aviation in China
The outstanding flight characteristics and versatility of the D328eco allows it to access destinations with short and unpaved runways, in a variety of weather conditions. This will open up new route possibilities for businesses and people who rely heavily on regional aviation across China. The D328eco will also facilitate sustainable regional flights with the lowest fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions on the market. This aircraft is designed to operate on 100% SAF Power-to-Liquid (PtL),which can reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 95%.
Comfort comes first on the shortest of routes
An integrated Garmin Companion™ flight deck, brand new PW127XT-S engines and a comfortable and quiet cabin make the D328eco turboprop ahead of its time: an innovative and robust aircraft which offers maximum comfort for passengers and flight crew. These features set the D328eco apart as the most efficient, modern and sustainable regional aircraft in its class.
Ryan Ding, China Regional Director at Deutsche Aircraft shares his insights on the Aero Asia airshow. “The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is trying to encourage general aviation operators with a maximum limit of 30 passengers to handle short regional routes. This is a perfect match for our D328® legacy aircraft as well as our D328eco in the next phase, ”he says.
“Aero Asia is a great opportunity for us to introduce the D328eco regional turboprop to the Chinese market while building solid relationships with industry partners. Deutsche Aircraft are pleased to be in Zhuhai to witness the latest developments in China’s aviation industry. Additionally, with the launch of our official WeChat account and Chinese website, we will become more accessible to the market.”
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