328 Support Services GmbH (328), has been endorsed by Canada’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) with the award of broad maintenance approval. It allows 328 to undertake modifications and repairs on any Canadian registered Dornier 328 aircraft, from avionic installations to complete aircraft conversions.
The approval also enables 328 to distribute new, used or repaired Dornier 328 spare parts to Canada. With the new approval in place, spare parts and appliances will be delivered to Canadian customers under an EASA Form 1 "triple release" which means that they will be certified under EASA, FAA and TCCA regulations.
Commenting on the achievement, Dave Jackson, Managing Director of 328 said: "This is another great recognition for 328 Support Services and we are very pleased to receive the approval from Canada where we foresee an increasing business opportunities with strong business partners and we will bring more efficiency in the process of support Pratt & Whitney Canada whose operates a Dornier 328-300" . He adds. "Crucially, the award means that we can provide regular spares support to our Canadian customers & business partners. It further expands our maintenance service portfolio and helps grow our client base."
328 is marking 10 years as Type Certificate holder for the Dorner 328 jet and turboprop series this year. It currently supports a fleet of around 200 aircraft worldwide which includes a diverse customer base of regional airlines, who are flying the aircraft with 32-seats and business aviation operators who offer a typical 12 seat VIP configuration or corporate shuttle version. The aircraft is also used worldwide for special mission, air ambulance and maritime patrol operations.