Fairchild Dornier 328JET

ICAO aircraft code J328
Manufacturer Dornier GmbH
Country Germany
New price USD 12 million (2002)

The Fairchild-Dornier 328JET is a commuter airliner, based upon the turboprop-powered Dornier 328, developed by the German aircraft manufacturer Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH.


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Fairchild Dornier 328JET specifications


ICAO aircraft code
Dornier GmbH
1999 - 2002
New purchase price
USD 12 million (2002)

Aircraft performance

Honeywell Primus 2000
2x 2 X Pratt And Whitney PW306B
6,050 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
405 Kts
750 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
115 Kts
Travel range:
2,001 Nm
3,706 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.91 Nm / gallon
0.934 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
35,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3690 feet / minute
18.75meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1367 meter - 4,484.85 feet
Landing Distance:
1306 meter - 4,284.72 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
15,200 Kg
33,510 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
14,090 Kg
31,063 lbs
Max Payload:
3,410 Kg
7,518 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,200 gallon
4,542 liter
Baggage Volume:
6.4 m3 / 226 ft3

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About the Fairchild Dornier 328JET

The Fairchild-Dornier 328JET is a commuter airliner, based upon the turboprop-powered Dornier 328, developed by the German aircraft manufacturer Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH. It would be the last Dornier-designed aircraft to reach production before the company’s collapse during the early 2000s.

The 328JET was designed by Dornier in response to negative feedback from some customers on the marketability of turboprops against the more appealing turbofan engine. It was a relatively straightforward re-engining of the existing 328, being originally designated as the 328-300 prior to being rebranded as the 328JET. During 1996, early on in the programme, the financially distressed Dornier company was acquired by the American aerospace firm Fairchild Aircraft; the resulting corporation, named Fairchild Dornier, continued development of the 328JET. On 20 January 1998, the first 328JET prototype conducted its maiden flight.

While production of the 328 family was performed in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, sales activity was centred in San Antonio, Texas, and support for Dornier’s products was provided from both locations. At one stage, a stretched variant commonly referred to as the 428JET was under active development. However, amid intense competition in the international market for regional jets, Fairchild Dornier were unable to attain enough sales of the type to maintain production after 2002. Support for existing aircraft continues, and a prospective revival of the programme has been mooted on multiple occasions, but no solid production-related activity has ensued. Sierra Nevada Corporation currently provides parts and maintenance support.

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