27th Apr 2012, 04:19
Has anyone had experience operating or opinions on the Dornier 328 Jet ?
This aircraft has come up a few times in evaluations for some client projects and I've always been reluctant to recommend going that way as one operator I know the with the turboprop 328 has had enormous problems getting parts for them.
Overall the design seems a good one.
27th Apr 2012, 09:17
Currently flying it in a **** hole in Africa..Good aircraft to fly, I think should be difficult for the operator given the availability of parts & service locations. Climbs like a space shuttle, cruises like a rickshaw...
Roomy cabin..quite .the VIP config is pretty impressive..still ERJ should be a better option..depends
27th Apr 2012, 09:23
What's the short field performance like ?
Do you get a lot of AOGs waiting for spares ?
28th Apr 2012, 09:19
short field is better than ERJ ..but it can't handle cross winds..limit is 24 kts but personally Im not taking it anything beyond 15-18...spares are okay..just not accessible.
30th Apr 2012, 09:03
Donier 328 Jets Operating in South Africa seem to adapt very well. Parts are at times a problem I believe. It ssems MPT Maintenance/Avex Air have gound parts base support. From my understanding this Jet flies every day of the week and had only 3 cancelled departures where by parts are hand carried from there supplier! 1 Jet delivered to a company in Angola and three more to go. A Jet had been delivered into Nigeria and two more to go.
30th Apr 2012, 09:06
I know that pilots are required for the Jets in Nigeria. VIP flights only
4th May 2012, 09:45
328 Support Services in Germany is the Type Certificateholder of the Dornier 328.
Homepage: Relocate (http://www.328support.de)
You'll find the Customer Support Manual with all needed information on Spare Parts / Technical Help Desk and AOG Services here:
328support GmbH | Customer Support Material (http://www.328support.de/english/customer+support/global+support+centre/customer+support+manual/customer+support+material.html)
In any case it's possible to contact the Global Support Centre:
328support GmbH | Global Support Centre (http://www.328support.de/english/customer+support/global+support+centre/global+support+centre.html)
Greets from Germany
4th May 2012, 13:33
Here's (https://www.ultimateairshuttle.com/ground-transportation/) an operation that uses them successfully.