Dornier 328/328Jet/C-146 Wolfhound

The Dornier 328 is a turboprop-powered commuter airliner.

Initially produced by Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, the firm was acquired in 1996 by Fairchild Aircraft.

The resulting firm, named Fairchild-Dornier, manufactured the 328 family in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, conducted sales from San Antonio, Texas, United States, and supported the product line from both locations.

A jet-powered version of the aircraft, the Fairchild Dornier 328 JET, was also produced.

Variants

328-100 

Initial 328.

328-110 

Standard 328 with greater range and weights

328-120 

328 with improved STOL performance

328-130 

328 with progressive rudder authority reduction at higher airspeeds

C-146A Wolfhound 

Designation assigned to 20 Dornier 328s operated by the United States Air Force’s Air Force Special Operations Command.

328JET

Turbofan-powered variant, formerly known as the 328-300.

428JET

A 44-seat derivative that was under development at the time of the collapse of Fairchild-Dornier.

Lockheed Martin X-55 Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft (ACCA)

A Dornier 328J with its mid/aft fuselage and empennage replaced with advanced composite materials.

Specifications

Crew

Three 

Capacity

30 to 33 passengers, Max payload 3,266 kg (7,200 lb)

Length

21.11 m (69 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

20.98 m (68 ft 10 in)

Height

7.24 m (23 ft 9 in)

Wing area

40.0 m2 (431 sq ft)

Empty weight

9,420 kg (20,768 lb)

Max take-off weight

15,660 kg (34,524 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306B , 26.9 kN (6,000 lbf) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed

750 km/h (470 mph, 400 kn)

Range

2,740 km (1,700 mi, 1,480 nmi) with optional long range fuel tank

Service ceiling

11,000 m (35,000 ft).

 

 

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