The D328ecoTM turboprop from Deutsche Aircraft is the reliable solution for regional and logistics connections across the African continent  

The vast and varied continent of Africa is witnessing a surge in the adoption of turboprop aircraft, driven by a growing demand for regional travel and logistics, which is playing a key role in the economy of the region. With approximately 2,000 ageing turboprops that need to be replaced globally, Africa is emerging as a promising market for regional aircraft. 

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With its diverse landscape of stark contrasts and challenging geography, Africa is set to accommodate the next-generation turboprop aircraft from Deutsche Aircraft. The 40-seater D328eco offers exceptional design, features and operational flexibility, making it the ideal solution for African operators looking to increase profitability by replacing old aircraft. There are already flourishing regional aviation networks across the continent, many of them operated by turboprops. These networks contribute to the growth of local businesses, while facilitating the transport of goods and boosting tourism.

Fitted with the latest PW127XT-S engines, the D328eco is a real game-changer for the industry. Setting new standards for operating economics, maintenance and sustainability for regional aircraft, the engines offer 40% longer time-on-wing, a 20% reduction in maintenance costs and 3% less fuel burn compared to the previous generation engine.

The D328eco will be manufactured at the Final Assembly Line in Leipzig, Germany, an innovative, carbon-neutral manufacturing environment that will be powered by renewable and solar energy. Fully compatible with Sustainable Aviation Fuel and zero aromatics Power-to-Liquids (PtL) to reduce the climate effects of contrails, the D328eco also boasts impressive fuel efficiency. This not only translates into cost savings for operators, but also contributes to a greener and more sustainable aviation industry.

The African region is a diverse market for aviation and the versatility of the D328eco will allow it to serve a variety of purposes, from scheduled operations and corporate shuttles, to multi-role applications. The D328eco Multirole conversion also allows a wide range of special mission operations including cargo, coast guard search & rescue, firefighting and air ambulance services. 

With its right size, STOL performance and unpaved runway capabilities, the D328eco will connect regional communities and facilitate the transport of people and goods between remote locations in a much more efficient and sustainable way than any other aircraft available today. Equipped with key features that make it a strong contender for success in the region, the D328eco is one of the most versatile aircraft on the market. 

The exceptional capabilities of the D328eco make it an ideal choice for the African market. Given the region’s commitment to supporting regional aviation through the Africa-wide adoption of SAATM (Single African Air Transport Market), the versatility and operational flexibility of the D328eco will make it an exceptional asset to the African aviation industry.

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