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Dornier Do 328-100

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Finally the legendary gang of medium turboprops is finished, thank you very much to everyone who helped me get here! :D


About the Aircraft: by Wikipedia

The Dornier 328 is a turboprop-powered commuter airliner. Initially produced by Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, the firm was acquired in 1996 by Fairchild Aircraft. The resulting firm, named Fairchild-Dornier, manufactured the 328 family in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, conducted sales from San Antonio, Texas, United States, and supported the product line from both locations. A jet-powered version of the aircraft, the Fairchild Dornier 328JET, was also produced.

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Further development

During the early 1990s, Deutsche Aerospace and Fokker explored the prospects of a commercial relationship to mutually engage the regional aircraft market; this cumulated in Deutsche Aerospace purchasing a 40% stake in Fokker in 1993. In June 1995, Deutsche Aerospace and Daewoo Heavy Industries were reportedly conducting talks on the establishment of a second 328 assembly line in South Korea for the Asian market. In 1995, both Fokker and Deutsche Aerospace suffered substantial financial difficulties, which ultimately led to the end of the latter's ambitions to dominate the European regional aircraft market. In June 1996, Deutsche Aerospace sold the majority of Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH to American manufacturer Fairchild Aircraft, leading to the creation of Fairchild Dornier GmbH. The newly combined Fairchild Dornier company emerged as the third-largest regional aircraft manufacturer in the world, and viewed the 328 as being both a key product in its lineup and the basis for a future family of aircraft.

Continuing development of a jet-powered variant of the 328 was initially designated as the Dornier 328-300 and later simply known as the Dornier 328JET, which had been started under Deutsche Aerospace. Fairchild Dornier also sought to develop a stretched version, designated as the Dornier 428JET, and a dedicated freighter model. Additionally, Farchild Dornier developed a larger aircraft, the Fairchild Dornier 728 family. In addition to typical passenger models, business jet configurations of both the 728JET and 928JET were projected, tentatively referred to as Envoy 3 and Envoy 7, respectively. The ambitious family project drew the support of the German government, which guaranteed US$350 million in loans for the scheme. During the late 1990s, Fairchild Dornier struggled to find both capital and strategic partners to support the project, and the company ultimately entered bankruptcy in April 2002.

Dornier aftermath

Following the bankruptcy of Fairchild Dornier, AvCraft Aviation acquired the Dornier 328/328JET rights, but this company entered bankruptcy itself less than three years later. In June 2006, 328 Support Services GmbH acquired the type certificate for the Dornier 328. It provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services to the existing in-service fleet.

In February 2015, US engineering company Sierra Nevada Corporation acquired 328 Support Services GmbH. Shortly thereafter, Sierra Nevada's owner, Turkish-American engineer Fatih Ozmen established a private corporation named Özjet Havacilik Teknolojileri A.S. at Technopark of Bilkent University, Ankara, and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Transportation Ministry of Turkey to manufacture the 328 at Ankara. In June 2015, the Turkish government launched the Turkish TR328 and TRJ328 regional aircraft project, a modernized 328/328JET, with either turboprops or jets for civil and military use  and a larger TR628/TRJ-628 forecasting a break-even level and market of 500–1000 for each type.

While first flight was anticipated in 2019, Turkey abandoned the program in October 2017, after facing increasing costs and being no longer confident of market demand forecasts. Believing in the under 40-seat market, Sierra Nevada Corporation and 328 Support Services GmbH are searching for other means to revive the aircraft, hoping to follow through by the end of 2017 or early 2018.

Existing aircraft can be sourced by 328 Support Services and converted for civil transport, military operations, medical evacuation, or freighter or utility missions for $7–9 million, including zero time turboprops. Sierra Nevada Corp. plans to build a new stretched 328 in Germany.

D328eco

On 21 August 2019, 328 Support Services announced the formation of DRA GmbH to establish its final assembly line for the D328NEU at Leipzig/Halle Airport, creating of up to 250 new jobs there and over 100 jobs in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich; the programme should be detailed late in the first quarter of 2020. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal authorities of Germany, and State of Saxony ministries. To revive the turboprop design, SNC should invest €80 million ($88.75 million) in DRA while the state of Saxony pledged €6.5 million.

On 29 April 2020, DRA GmbH rebranded its proposed D328NEU as the "D328eco". DRA GmbH would not be able to use the name "Dornier", as the trademark belongs to Airbus and is used by its subsidiary Dornier Consulting. Instead, DRA GmbH created a new brand, Deutsche Aircraft, making reference to German engineering and German quality.

On 7 December 2020, Deutsche Aircraft (ex DRA GmbH) presented the D328eco, scheduled for completion in 2020. In 2023 the company finally announced it was initiating fabrication of the first prototype aircraft.

Deutsche Aircraft plans to stretch the D328eco by 2 m (6 ft 7 in) to 23.3 m (76.4 ft), to carry up to 43 passengers: 10 more than the original 328. Advanced avionics could allow single-pilot operations. Deutsche Aircraft targets a 600 km/h / 324 kn speed, a 9,144 m / 30,000 ft altitude, operations from 1,000 m (3,300 ft) runways and claims a fuel consumption of 2.6 L/100 km (90 mpg-US) each for 43 passengers; its length would be 23.31 m (76.5 ft) and its wingspan 20.98 m (68.8 ft)

It will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-S. The engine output increases from 2,180 to 2,750 hp (1,630 to 2,050 kW) with 2-3% better brake specific fuel consumption, and maximum take-off weight is increased by 1.7 to 15.6 t (3,700 to 34,400 lb), similar to the 328JET. Major suppliers should be picked by mid-2021, first flight is planned for 2024, Supplemental type certification and service entry are planned for 2025, while the facility is sized for a production of up to 48 aircraft per year.

By February 2021, first flight was projected for 2023 or 2024 and introduction for 2025. On June 1, 2021, Deutsche Aircraft announced the selection of the Garmin G5000 avionics suite for the D328eco's flightdeck.


Actual Sample:

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This aircraft follows all the basic AI requirements. It is specially designed for Artificial Intelligence [AI] to simulate air traffic, it is able to land and take off with extreme precision at the main airports in the game, it is also a playable aircraft, you can enjoy air collisions, target shooting or just enjoy of a more realistic air traffic.

How to make it operational:

Step 1: Download and save this aircraft to your collection

Step 2: Activate in-game AI air traffic in sandbox mode and wait patiently on the ground until the aircraft is spawned

If the aircraft is not spawning, remove decorative details such as lights, letters and numbers on the fuselage, then repeat the process again until the aircraft is spawned in your skies.


Controls: Standard

Thank you for your attention, Good flight!

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General Characteristics

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  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 113.3ft (34.5m)
  • Length 107.3ft (32.7m)
  • Height 36.6ft (11.1m)
  • Empty Weight 36,196lbs (16,418kg)
  • Loaded Weight 48,825lbs (22,147kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.081
  • Wing Loading 32.7lbs/ft2 (159.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,495.2ft2 (138.9m2)
  • Drag Points 12983

Parts

  • Number of Parts 93
  • Control Surfaces 9
  • Performance Cost 552
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    116k MAPA

    Welcome to the comments!

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    3,047 onelast747

    @MAPA thanks

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    3,047 onelast747

    @MAPA ok

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    116k MAPA

    @onelast747 Yes you can, but remember to give credit

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    3,047 onelast747

    May I use your work for secondary creation?

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    This looks like the ATR-42

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    10.0k SayaRayhan

    Please do for a Dassault 3 engines family 🥺
    I can't wait😆

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    Excellent work

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    116k MAPA

    @MAPA I will try to make mixed posts, mixing regional planes and business planes

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    116k MAPA

    @WinsWings I'm still in the business aviation phase, until I get to commercial aviation there are still some Gulfstream Series, Dassault Falcon Series, Bombardier Challenger and Global Series

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    116k MAPA

    @WinsWings I'm still in the executive aviation phase, until I get to commercial aviation there are still some Gulfstream Series, Dassault Falcon Series, Bombardier Challenger and Global Series

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    232k WinsWings

    are you building the large props? I am waiting

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    34.2k Gabriel747

    Um dia desses um desses da USAF pousou em Manaus

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    34.1k Decembermin

    It's great, will you make a jet version of it?

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    DO328JET Coming anytime soon?

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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts na verdade estou em Boston, a diferença de fuso horário entre cá e Brasil é quase nula

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    116k MAPA

    @DARZAVIATIONOFICIAL @WinsWings Thanks!

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    24.0k SkyGuyNoble

    hmm, i could make a cockpit for this.....

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    232k WinsWings

    nice, interesting design with the wings. Dornier got that wing tip design all the time

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    57.6k DARZAVIATION

    Excellent friend, you are already starting to build airliners!! Good job ;)

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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA espera um minuto… quantas horas está em Portugal 🇵🇹?

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    I never get pinned :(

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    116k MAPA

    @DatMaluchGuy19 I think so

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    21.8k XPA

    @MAPA ta cedo kkkkk

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    116k MAPA

    @XProAerospaceAircrafts kkkk estás acordado a esta hora criatura

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