DRA – Deutsche Regional Aircraft GmbH Q1 2020 Update - Appointment of Chief Technology Officer Martin Nüsseler

Wednesday 29th April 2020

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In a significant advancement of its technology team, DRA and sister company 328 Support Services GmbH have appointed Martin Nüsseler as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Leveraging his significant aviation industry experience, Nüsseler is responsible for product strategy, technology road map and oversight of the engineering development team.


“We are delighted to welcome Martin to the technology team, and to the company’s exceptional opportunity to revolutionize aviation with its focus on affordable sustainability,” said Dave Jackson, Managing Director of DRA.


Nüsseler joins  after 17 years with  Airbus  -  the last five  of those  spent  leading  the  Airbus alternative propulsion systems and technologies unit. Nüsseler worked for Fairchild Dornier in the late 1990’s.


The engineering development team’s primary focus  is enhancing the  D328 ® platform  and delivering its future technology roadmap. The technical mission for the aircraft is based on a clear commitment for more sustainable aviation with significant positive impacts on short range regional transportation, versus today’s standard technologies.


The company has developed a product strategy centred around this vision for the newly designated D328eco™.  The D328eco™ deliver s  significant improvements in operational and maintenance costs, as well as substantial reductions in overall carbon footprint.


The programme, currently in the PDR phase, is focused on the trades and maturity of new systems and materials required to support the aircraft specification.  Entry into service date remains in 2024, as presented last year in Leipzig.


The Regional Aircraft programme continues to be  led  out of  Oberpfaffenhofen airport near  Munich  and  planning  work has commenced on the establishment of the  Final Assembly Line at Leipzig Halle Airport.


O n behalf of everyone at the Company, we wish health, safety and a quick recovery for all impacted around the world.


Martin Nüsseler, Chief Technology Officer


For further information about DRA:

info@dra-aero.com  /  Career@dra-aero.com




About DRA GmbH: 


DRA GmbH, is a German company founded on the proud heritage of Dornier and Germany’s reputation for engineering design, quality and innovation. DRA will enable future development of the Dornier 328, and exploit future technologies and capabilities to produce a more efficient, economic and environmentally friendly aircraft. DRA will address the needs and aspirations of future generations, for cleaner, safer and more efficient air travel - and protect our planet


About 328SSG: 


328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) is a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, USA.  It offers a broad spectrum of services to the aircraft industry.  Employing over 170 aviation experts it supports more than 180 aircraft globally. Through its EASA Part 21J Design Organization (Category 1A) as well as its Part 21G Production Organisation (C1, C2 and D1 rating) and Part 145 Maintenance Organisation, 328SSG is able to support the aero industry on any project where design, certification, production or maintenance is required. Services offered include base and line aircraft maintenance, avionics installation, exterior painting, Part-M services, refurbishment, training services (part 147), STC design activities and bespoke VIP interiors including avionic & IFE upgrades. 328SSG is based at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, near Munich.

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