Deutsche Aircraft and NORDAM announce nacelle collaboration for D328eco™ 40-seater turboprop aircraft

Deutsche Aircraft and NORDAM announce nacelle collaboration for D328eco 40-seater turboprop aircraft

  •  Long-term contract signed between NORDAM and Deutsche Aircraft for the development of nacelles for the D328eco
  •  NORDAM’s expertise in integrated nacelle systems includes development, testing, certification and manufacturing capabilities
  •  Deutsche Aircraft and NORDAM align on values, outlook, job creation and sustainability in aviation

Le Bourget, 20 June 2023 – Deutsche Aircraft and NORDAM signed a contract today at the Paris International Air Show for the design, development, industrialization and manufacturing of the D328eco nacelles. NORDAM’s extensive experience in aerostructures and integrating nacelle systems – including certifications to meet stringent regulatory requirements – is ideal for the D328eco, a 40-seater turboprop aircraft that is leading the way to more sustainable regional flying. NORDAM will develop and manufacture the D328eco engine nacelles at their facilities in the U.S. and Mexico.

“This partnership with NORDAM is based on their strong capabilities and a relationship of trust and cooperation at all levels between both organizations,” says Maximilian Fahr, Vice President Supply Chain at Deutsche Aircraft. “It’s people that make products and when motivation levels are high, amazing things can happen. With the choice of NORDAM, we have taken another big step towards securing the supply chain of the D328eco. We are investing in a common vision of more sustainable flying.”

“We are excited to partner with well-established aviation pioneer Deutsche Aircraft to manufacture this key component for their eco-friendly aircraft platform,” NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden said. “NORDAM has a rich tradition of innovation, and this program aligns with our goals to be at the forefront of supporting environmentally sustainable solutions for aerospace like the D328eco.”

About Deutsche Aircraft

Deutsche Aircraft is Germany’s new purpose-driven OEM. Founded on the heritage of aircraft pioneers, Deutsche Aircraft’s new D328eco aircraft is being developed to deliver significant improvements in operational and maintenance costs as well as reductions in overall carbon footprint. This is in line with its vision and strategic road map towards a more sustainable future for aviation. The D328eco will offer maximum flexibility, as it is able to operate on existing aviation fuel as well as being blended with up to up to 100% H2-PtL. The aircraft will be assembled in the paperless Final Production Line (FAL) in Leipzig, Germany. All parameters are in high demand in the current aviation environment and we already see an increased interest in the D328eco from our potential customers and partners.


Founded in 1969 on family values, NORDAM continues a tradition of building bonds that last. With multiple, strategically-located operations and customer support facilities around the world, Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NORDAM is a leading independently owned aerospace company. The firm designs, certifies and manufactures integrated propulsion systems, nacelles and thrust reversers for business jets; builds composite aircraft structures, interior shells, custom cabinetry and radomes; and manufactures aircraft transparencies, such as cabin windows, wing-tip lens assemblies and flight deck windows. NORDAM is also a major third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the military, commercial airline and air freight markets. Learn more at



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