Deutsche Aircraft will begin the construction of the D328eco final assembly line in the second half of 2022.
Deutsche Aircraft has achieved a milestone towards construction of its final assembly line for the D328eco at Leipzig/Halle airport in Saxony, Germany as the construction application has been delivered. Approval is expected in December and the ground breaking event is planned for the second half of 2022.
With the construction in Leipzig, Deutsche Aircraft will be aiding the revitalisation of the region's economy by creating around 300 new jobs and developing Saxony's aerospace industry capabilities. To meet the objectives of building a carbon-neutral production line for the D328eco, Deutsche Aircraft is collaborating with planning agency Drees & Sommer, a consulting company in the German building and real estate sector. They are working to create future building proofs that integrate economic efficiency and minimise the FAL's environmental impact.
Deutsche Aircraft vice president operations and programmes, Nico Neumann says: “Establishing a state-of-the-art final assembly line for the D328eco in Germany is key to the development of our programme. We believe in reducing our environmental impact at every step in the aircraft design process, and this includes rethinking our production processes and building the right facility.”
Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs Martin Dulig adds: “Since Germany's reunification, the State of Saxony has invested around 1.5 billion euros in the expansion of Leipzig/Halle airport, thus creating ideal conditions for further settlements. Companies can draw on a high level of aerospace expertise in Saxony. Around 160 companies and research institutions with more than 7,000 employees are active in Saxony's aerospace sector. The establishment of the aircraft production line in Leipzig/Halle will radiate beyond Saxony and give a boost to the German aviation industry, which was particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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