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Deutsche Aircraft Welcomes Director Supply Chain Maximilian Fahr to Management Team

January 25, 2021
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Deutsche Aircraft Welcomes Director Supply Chain Maximilian Fahr  to Management Team

In a significant advancement of its current project, 328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) and sister company Deutsche Aircraft have appointed Maximilian Fahr as Director Supply Chain. Maximilian is leading the strategic development and growth of all supply chain activities as part of the D328eco™ aircraft development program towards the entry into service.

Maximilian brings with him nearly 20 years of experience from a variety of industries, including aviation. He previously held leadership positions in procurement, quality and project management at Airbus, where he contributed to the development, manufacture and delivery of components for more than 3,000 Airbus aircraft in Europe and Asia. He has also operated his own finance and strategic consultancy firm in Brazil. While working for Airbus, Maximilian spent seven years in Asia. During that time, he was responsible for local procurement and supporting Airbus’s development in the region including working at the A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Tianjin, China.

Moving forward, the team’s primary focus is to ensure the D328eco ™ aircraft’s development progresses per program master plans, budgets and schedules. To that end, Maximilian’s team is responsible for finding suitable partners for the program who can implement future technologies and
capabilities into the D328eco to produce more efficient, economic and environmentally friendly aircraft through establishment of a more sustainable supply chain.

The D328eco is being developed to deliver significant improvements in operational and maintenance costs as well as substantial reductions in overall carbon footprint, in line with Deutsche Aircraft’s vision and strategic roadmap to support a more sustainable future for aviation.

“Aviation is entering a new era and we are very proud to welcome new talent to the team who are going to rewrite the rules,” said Dave Jackson. “We have a lot of challenges ahead, but the team’s dedication and passion for change is an undeniable advantage that will help us push boundaries and propose altogether new solutions to the market.”

The program, currently in Preliminary Design Review phase, is focused on the maturity of new systems and materials required to support the aircraft specification. The regional aircraft program continues to be led out of Oberpfaffenhofen airport near Munich and planning work has commenced on establishment of the FAL at Leipzig Halle Airport.

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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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