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Monday, November 3, 2014

328 Support Services GmbH to Upgrade D328 Jet Avionics for Worldwide Compliance

Juliet Van Wagenen

The Dornier 238 Jet
The Dornier 238 Jet. Photo: Wikipedia

[Avionics Today 11-03-2014] 328 Support Services GmbH, the type certificate holder for the Dornier 328 Jet and turboprop aircraft, has announced the commencement of a major cockpit upgrade program for the aircraft. The program is expecting certification by EASA and the FAA by late 2016.

The existing D328 flight deck will be enhanced with features that will include: compliance with ADS-B Out requirements, new Primus Elite LCD displays, a second Flight Management Services option allowing WAAS-LPV operations, PM-CPDLC functionality, a Smart Runway and Smart Landing upgrade capability, and a Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).

“This upgrade program, which will be overseen by our engineering team in Oberphaffenhofen, Germany, will ensure that the D328 aircraft has the opportunity to operate in all areas of the world in compliance with all known regulatory requirements for many years to come,” said Dave Jackson, managing director of 328 Group.

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