Dornier 328JET and Do328 Turbo-Prop
The Dornier 328 are ideally suitable for Start-Up Airlines or Corporate Shuttle Service. They satisfy passenger preference for time saving jet speed and mainline front cabin comfort with full standing height of 1.87 m.
The cross section provides the widest aisle in its class. Passenger comfort is enhanced with low noise level, a beautiful galley, a walk-in lavatory and direct access to the pressurized aft cargo compartment.
These aircraft were designed for easy ground handling and efficient servicing. A 20-minutes ground turn is normal, with passengers moving through the integral forward airstair door as fuel, catering, baggage and lavatory services are performed aft of the wing. A large (1.40 x 0.92 m) door on the left side of the fuselage, with 1.20 m sill height, is low enough to load the large (6.4 cbm) cargo compartment without a conveyor belt. On the opposite side of the rear fuselage is the galley service door, as well as a single-point refuelling location and a lavatory service receptacle.
The 328JET is powered by a pair of PW 306B engines flat rated at 6.050 lbs of thrust. The service ceiling is 35.000'. Time to climb to 31.000' is less than 16 minutes. Environmentally the 328JET is extremely quiet during operation and the engines are relatively clean burning and fuel efficient (about 800 kg at FL350 and cruise speed of Mach 0.66). The perfomance of this high wing aircraft is based on strengths such as impressive low speed handling with excellent short field performance, rapid time to climb and superior hot-and-high operation characteristics. The range is about 1.400 nm; with ER-tanks about 2.000 nm.
In a way the optional equipment list on the 328JET is - unlike that of a Mercedes - rather sparce. All of what you need and most of what you want is included in the equipment list.
For example the APU, a Honeywell GTCP36-150DD, as well as ground spoilers. The Honeywell Primus 2000 Avionics system usually includes EFIS and EICAS with five 7" x 8" CRTs, FMS, dual Primus II integrated radio systems, dual integrated avionics computers, dual automatic flight control system, dual digital air data reference units, dual AHRS, Primus 880 weather radar, Mode-S transponder, fault recording, TCAS II and EGPWS with wind-shear detection, FDR and CVR.