Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has completed the acquisition of 328 Support Services, owner of the type certificate and intellectual property (IP) rights for design, manufacturing, maintenance and certification of the 200 existing Dornier 328 prop and jet aircraft. In addition, SNC holds IP rights and STCs for modernization technologies that allow the Dornier 328 to be used for multi-mission applications ranging from transport and cargo to surveillance and medical use.
During the past decade, SNC’s capabilities have grown to include design, manufacturing, modification, certification (FAA, EASA and military), integration and the support of approximately 400 aircraft for customers worldwide.
328 is headquartered in London, UK, with its main operations at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport near Munich, Germany. It employs more than 150 people. SNC anticipates a close working relationship between 328 and its subsidiary, 3S Engineering of Kansas, USA, in the areas of design and type certification.
“After many years with a close and successful working relationship, this move makes sense at many levels,” said Dave Jackson, managing director of 328. “328’s expert design, completion and type certification skills are a perfect complement to SNC’s portfolio of capabilities and we look forward to expanding further under the SNC umbrella.”
SNC is headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, and has a workforce of more than 3,000 in 31 locations in 17 states.