September 02, 2021

Deutsche Aircraft Selected HEGGEMANN AG for D328ecoTM Wing Industrialization and Production

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MUNICH, today Deutsche Aircraft announced the selection of Heggemann AG for the D328ecoTM wing industrialization and production. This agreement covers the manufacturing of the D328ecoTM wing box and engine support.

The aerodynamically optimized wing design of the D328ecoTM will be manufactured in a state-of-the-art automatized manufacturing process flow. Hereby, progressive quality assurance and digitalized end-to-end processes in terms of “Industry 4.0” will be implemented.

The designed and manufactured wing and its sub-components will be fully SAF compatible, with new sealants, surface protection measures and materials that fits with all mainstream sustainable aviation fuels.

Heggemann AG has over 55 years industrial experience, mastering high-volume, industrialized production, which will support the growth of the aviation sector. Heggemann AG has fully implemented the APQP principle, a digital end-to-end process and product lifecycle tracking system. These attributes are mandatory for Deutsche Aircraft’s deployment of Industry 4.0 manufacturing principles. On top of digitalization, Heggemann AG offers REACh roadmap that align with Deutsche Aircraft’s efforts to minimize environmental impact.

“Combining the advantage of Dornier one-piece wing structure, forward-looking SAF compatibility and Heggemann’s production expertise, Deutsche Aircraft and Heggemann’s partnership will create great synergy in the D328eco program.” said Nico Neumann, Vice President of Operation and Programme of Deutsche Aircraft. “We found Heggemann to be the perfect partner for D328eco wing serial production. We align in our vision and mission in advance and sustainable production roadmap; and we are both proud to be German companies with high level of talents and quality”,

“Besides the landing gear, getting the chance to realize the wing is another milestone of the future partnership and we are very pleased to be an essential part of the development of the D328ecoTM. Based on our existing engineering competence and innovation strength, we will implement state-of-the-art digital manufacturing strategies and be an efficient manufacturing partner for Deutsche Aircraft," said Dr. Christian Howe, CEO of HEGGEMANN AG.

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