Deutsche Aircraft and Private Wings sign LoI for five D328eco aircraft
Deutsche Aircraft and Private Wings have announced a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the delivery of five D328eco aircraft.
The D328eco is a brand new 40-seater sustainable turboprop regional airliner from Deutsche Aircraft. The agreement was announced during the ground-breaking ceremony for the aircraft’s final assembly line at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany. The D328eco offers the lowest fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the market and is designed to operate on 100% SAF power-to-liquid (PtL).
Private Wings, an owner-operated airline based at Berlin Schoenefeld and Ingolstadt Airport, specialises in corporate shuttles as well as charter flights for events and sports teams. CEO, Peter Gatz, said: “We see the D328eco as a great addition to our existing fleet of ten Dornier 328 aircraft. The D328eco is a natural step forward for Private Wings as we look to grow our business and fleet and seek the most operationally efficient yet sustainable solution to meet the needs of the market.”
The D328eco can reach destinations with short and unpaved runways in challenging weather conditions, according to developers. The aircraft also feature an integrated Garmin Companion flight deck and brand-new PW127XT-S engines.
Anastasija Visnakova, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Deutsche Aircraft said: “On the occasion of the ground-breaking ceremony for our final assembly line, it gives us great pleasure to announce that Private Wings, an established German operator and current operator of the D328 family of aircraft, is our first customer for the new D328eco. This partnership is not only an important milestone, but also a clear sign of our long-standing operator’s commitment to the D328 fleet. Deutsche Aircraft will continue to support the long-term business goals of sustainable growth and versatile operations at Private Wings.”