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Sustainability is at the core of everything we do

November 21, 2022
Sustainability is at the core of everything we do

Paying close and thoughtful attention to sustainability is increasingly becoming indispensable for all industries; moreover, it has evolved into a deliberate organisational approach set to establish long-lasting concrete corporate standards. We at Deutsche Aircraft believe that a sustainable business conduct is the cornerstone of our success, short, medium and long-term and that this gives value for the society we live in. With our new D328ecoTM aircraft we are establishing easy access to affordable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and eco-friendly aircraft, moving towards a sustainable future through reshaping the means of world travel. Our fundamental responsibility is to diminish our ecological footprint, sustainable both economically and ecologically.

Deutsche Aircraft in Sustainable Development

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 interconnected goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. There is no doubt that the entire global aviation industry has an important role to support and carry forward these goals. Deutsche Aircraft is proud to be one of the flagships of the aviation industry in integrating sustainability at the very core of its organisational structure. We constantly strengthen and reinforce our activities to promote a greater holistic perspective of sustainability and have therefore chosen to focus on eight of the SDGs where we believe our actions will have a meaningful influence and will inspire others in our industry and beyond.

These are the eight SDGs Deutsche Aircraft is focusing on:

- Quality Education

- Gender Equality

- Affordable and Clean Energy

- Decent Work and Economic Growth

- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

- Responsible Consumption and Production

- Climate Action

- Partnerships for the Goals

This article will highlight how Deutsche Aircraft implements three of the eight SDGs. Have a look at what our subject experts say.

Affordable and Clean Energy: Robert Schreiber, our Project Leader for Alternative Fuels, explains how Deutsche Aircraft works on how to integrate affordable and clean energy into our new aircraft, the D328ecoTM, defining Deutsche Aircraft’s aim of increasing the global use of alternative energies.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Florian Troeltsch, our Overall Aircraft Design Engineer, carries out a deep dive into our 328H2FC project, co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK), focusing on the use of hydrogen to move towards our target of carbon-free cruise flight. Ingmar Geiss, our Senior Development Engineer, explains how Deutsche Aircraft uses innovative technologies move towards sustainable aviation.

Climate Action: Deutsche Aircraft carries out extensive research dedicated to understanding CO2 and non-CO2 emissions and appropriate measures to curtailing the climate impact caused by aviation. Fulya Keles, our Sustainable Aircraft Design and Operations Engineer, describes how Deutsche Aircraft works towards a climate-neutral future

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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