Deutsche Aircraft welcomes the NL EASP AIR D328 fleet

The NL EASP AIR D328® Turboprop fleet in front of the Deutsche Aircraft Hangar in Oberpfaffenhofen
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Deutsche Aircraft has announced that NL EASP AIR’s entire fleet of D328® turboprop aircraft has arrived at its hangar in Oberpfaffenhofen Airport.

The leading regional aircraft manufacturer welcomed the three-aircraft strong fleet at its facility this week.

NL EASP AIR, a renowned Dutch operator, provides global services for aerial maritime surveillance, coast guard operations, search and rescue (SAR) missions, ISR operations, and special mission charter support.

Their special mission aircraft fleet, equipped with advanced sensors and systems, plays a pivotal role in fulfilling these critical tasks.

Fleet Arrival at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport

NL EASP AIR is based at Schiphol International Airport (EHAM) and Den Helder Airport (EHKD). The operator has selected Deutsche Aircraft as its trusted partner for maintenance and support services.

The entire fleet of three D328® turboprops is now undergoing maintenance at Deutsche Aircraft’s hangar. This also allows for the crew of both organizations to meet and strengthen their partnership.

A key European operators of the D328®; NL EASP AIR relies on the maintenance support of Deutsche Aircraft to ensure uninterrupted operations.

NL EASP AIR’s partners include prestigious organizations such as Frontex (the European Border and Coast Guard Agency). It also partners with ESA, the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), and OEMs.

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Deutsche Aircraft’s COO, Nico Neumann, highlighted the long-standing partnership between the two companies, stating:

“Deutsche Aircraft’s high-quality support services guarantee the excellent performance of the D328® aircraft. It ensures first-rate dispatch reliability in many commuter and charter operations worldwide.”

“NL EASP AIR is one of the key operators benefiting from our proven customer and product support, which enables outstanding mission readiness in demanding, non-standard operations.”

The operator actively employs aircraft for border security, sea surveillance, air ambulance services, and special missions.

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NL EASP AIR’s CEO, Pieter Voeten, expressed satisfaction with Deutsche Aircraft’s support and emphasized the importance of their partnership.

“NL EASP AIR relies on the D328® special mission turboprop aircraft, equipped with advanced sensors and systems, to carry out our critical tasks.”

“The long-standing customer and product support provided by Deutsche Aircraft ensures the safe and cost-effective operation of the NL EASP AIR fleet.”

Deutsche Aircraft has also played a significant role in supporting NL EASP AIR’s special mission operations. The manufacturer has integrated the In-Flight Operable Door (IFOD) developed by AeroRescue, with EASA certification.

This innovation allows the D328® to be used for various multi-role missions worldwide. Deutsche Aircraft is proud to welcome NL EASP AIR’s fleet of D328® aircraft to Oberpfaffenhofen and looks forward to continuing this partnership.

The continued success of the D328® is attributed to Deutsche Aircraft’s exceptional customer and product support.

About Deutsche Aircraft

Deutsche Aircraft, a German aircraft manufacturer, builds upon the legacy of aviation pioneers and continues to push the boundaries of the aviation industry by developing innovative solutions.

Based at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, a highly skilled and passionate team of international engineers and aviation experts supports the manufacturer.

The manufacturer is developing the most advanced regional aircraft on the market: the D328eco.

It is the type certificate holder and service partner for existing D328 (both prop and jet) operators worldwide. The company is uniquely positioned to complement the existing fleet with this next-generation aircraft.

The company employs the latest technologies and best practices in its operations. This ensures the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and sustainability for the D328eco.

It acts as a strategic partner for the sustainable development of regional air transport. Deutsche Aircraft is working with key players in the industry to achieve climate-neutral flights.

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