328 Support Services is celebrating 10 years as type certificate holder of the Dornier 328 jet and turboprop series. The aircraft is typically used by regional airlines in a 32-seat configuration, and by business aviation operators in a 12-seat VIP or corporate shuttle version. The aircraft is also used for special-mission, air ambulance and maritime patrol operations.
328 Support Services took over the type certificate of the 328 family when it acquired AvCraft Aviation in January 2006, commencing operation with 50 ex-Dornier employees. It now employs nearly 180 people.
328 Support Services provides engineering and material support for the 328 type certificate, as well as STC solutions on VIP aircraft types. The company supports a fleet of around 200 aircraft worldwide. Over the past 22 years the 328 fleet has logged more than 3.59 million flight hours and 3.63 million flight cycles.
“We will continue to provide comprehensive MRO and technical support to all those aircraft flying – in scheduled service, in VIP charter, medevac and on special-mission activities today,” said Dave Jackson, managing director of 328 Support Services.
“Entering 2016 we are also pleased to be building on the great heritage and legacy of the 328 in undertaking a key role in a new regional aircraft project by being a partner in the TRJet program, together with our new US owners, Sierra Nevada Corp.”
January 21, 2016