Sierra Nevada Corp acquires 328 Support Services


A Dornier 328 Jet taking off.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has completed acquisition of a UK and Germany-based aircraft company, 328 Support Services GmbH (328), owner of the type certificate of the Dornier 328 turboprop and jet aircraft.

SNC is making a major investment in the European aviation market and hopes to expand globally.

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328 is headquartered in London, with its main operations at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, near Munich, Germany. The 328 management team has significant, relevant experience in customer support, aircraft completions and VIP/Corporate operations, as well as business growth and improvement strategies.

SNC anticipates a close working relationship between 328 and its subsidiary, Kansas-based 3S Engineering, in the areas of design and type certification.

“After many years with a close and successful working relationship, this move makes sense at many levels,” said Dave Jackson, managing director of 328. “328’s expert design, completion and type certification skills are a perfect complement to SNC’s portfolio of capabilities and we look forward to expanding further under the SNC umbrella.”

328 purchased the type certificate for the Dornier 328 jet and turboprop, as well as the Dornier 428 and other assets, in December 2005 from Avcraft, which acquired it from Fairchild-Dornier.