Dornier DO-328 JET

Technical Specifications
Name : Do-328 JET
Family : Regional twin-turboprop (incomplete fuselage)
Manufacturer : Dornier
Nation : Germany
Production Year : 1991
Length : 21,11 m
Span : 20,98 m
Height : 7,24 m
Wing Area : 40 m²
Empty : 8.810 kg (turboprop) / 9.420 kg
Maximum Take-off :  13.640 kg (turboprop) / 15.660 (jet) kg
2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306B 6,050 lb each, Turboprop: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119B 2.180 SHP each
Maximum Speed : (Turboprop: 620 km/h) 750 km/h
Range : (Turboprop: 1350 km) 1670 km

The Dornier Do-328 is modern 30-33 seat regional transport aircraft. It is one of the few airplanes built in both propeller and jet-powered variants. Conceived to bring together the comfort of the widest fuselage in its category with the performance offered by a very advanced wing, the Do-328 was developed from 1988. The original turboprop version flew on 6 December 1991 and entered commercial service two years later. The new turbofan-powered Do-328 JET, built by Fairchild-Dornier after DASA of Germany sold Dornier to Fairchild in the USA, flew on 20 January 1998. Production ceased in 2005 under the AvCraft name, with some 223 aircraft completed. Many Do-328 are still in service around the world. Several smaller Italian airlines used both versions for over a decade.
Aermacchi joined the Do-328 program as risk-sharing partner at launch, aiming to diversify its traditionally military product range, and eventually completed 236 fuselages. The company was in charge of the design and manufacture of the cockpit section and of the assembly of the entire pressurized fuselage. The role also expanded during the life of the program. The Do-328 JET fuselage on display is number 232. Stored at Venegono for several years, it is shown as it stood when the program ended. Donated to the Museum by Alenia Aermacchi, it was delivered on 14 May 2009.

Thanks to: Alenia Aermacchi.

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