Fairchild Dornier 728 family

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The Fairchild Dornier 728 family was a program by Fairchild Dornier GmbH to develop a range of regional jet airliners between 55 and 110-seats to supplement the smaller 328JET series. The family consisted of the 528, 728, 928 airliners (formerly 528JET, 728JET, and 928JET) and the Envoy 5, Envoy 7, and Envoy 9 business jets.

Three prototypes of the 728 were built-- Test Aircraft Craft (TAC) 01, TAC 02, and TAC 03. The first prototype was officially rolled out on March 21, 2002 with a planned test flight in August 2002.

Before the first prototype could fly, Fairchild Dornier filed for bankruptcy on April 02, 2002.

Photographs of Fairchild Dornier 728-100 prototype TAC 01.

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Eight customers, among them Lufthansa Cityline, GECAS, Bavaria Leasing, CSA-Czech Airlines, Atlantic Coast Airlines, and SolAir, had (by March 2002) placed firm orders for 125 aircraft and signed options for an additional 164.

Artist's impressions of the Fairchild Dornier 728 in Lufthansa livery for Lufthansa Cityline. Lufthansa Cityline was to be the launch customer of the Fairchild Dornier 728.

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Fairchild Dornier partnered with Northrop Grumman to propose an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) variant of the 728JET. The AEW&C 728JET would be equipped with the same 7.3 m (24 ft) dorsal mounted 360 degree scan rotodome as the Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye.

There would be an option for installing either the mechanically steered ADS-18 antenna with a 21-channel rotary coupler and space-time adaptive processor or the UHF Electronically Steerable Array, both of which are candidates for the Advanced Hawkeye E2 radar modernization program.

The AEW&CC platform is based on the Envoy 7 business jet with an increased maximum take-off weight of 39,550 kg (87,000 lb) and auxiliary fuel tanks. The AEW&C aircraft would be equipped with uprated 65kVA generator for additional power and feature Fairchild Dornier's "Super Shark" shark fin-wingtip treatment.

The aircraft's interior would accommodate a mix of up to nine tactical consoles and four command workstations, plus crew-rest seats, sleeping bunks, and an airstair housing. The aircraft would have a maximum range of 7,400 km (4,000 nm; 4,603 miles) or up to nine hours on station with a 370 km transit to and from orbit.

Fairchild Dornier also looked at the 928JET as an alternative growth platform for the AEW&C mission. Also under study was a transport version of the 98-seat jet equipped with a side cargo door, capable of accommodating up to six freight pallets or palletized mission systems. Other 728/928JET special mission aircraft (SMA) studies included an armed maritime patrol aircraft and an in-flight fueling tanker.

Artist's impression of the AEW&C 728JET special mission aircraft (SMA).

Source: "Early Warning 728JET Revealed" Flight International June 12-18, 2001 p. 24.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/2001/2001 - 2040.html
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Whatever became of the three prototypes?

According to Wikipedia:

TAC 01 was completed with equipment, the second prototype, TAC 02, was a complete fuselage in an unfinished stage of installation. TAC 03 was just a fuselage for structural tests. It was brought to Dresden before the insolvency of Fairchild Dornier.

The three prototypes were sold at auction.

The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), "German Aerospace Center", bought TAC 01 for €19,000. It was needed for cabin testing, which meant the DLR just needed the fuselage. After deciding it was too complicated to remove the wings correctly, they were cut off. Therefore the fuselage went to the DLR research facilities with "stubby wings" of 6m span.

A former Fairchild Dornier employee bought TAC 02 for €6,000, but had problems with transporting to a new location. The prototype currently still stands on the former firm area of Dornier in Oberpfaffenhofen.

TAC 03 remained in Dresden.

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About TAC 01, I cannot help but put myself in the shoes of all the employees who gave their time and sweat for an aircraft that was 100% completed then sawn apart before it ever got a chance to fly. What a trauma.
 

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Triton said:
The DLR (the German aerospace center) bought TAC 01 for €19,000. It was needed for cabin testing, which meant the DLR just needed the fuselage. After deciding it was too complicated to remove the wings correctly, they were cut off. Therefore the fuselage went to the DLR research facilities with "stubby wings" of 6m span.[citation needed]

IIRC the University of Stuttgart tentatively considered purchasing it as a gate guard cum class room but among other things, lack of space put paid to that idea :( At least it has survived at all.

Triton said:
A former Fairchild Dornier employee bought TAC 02 for €6,000, but had problems with transporting to a new location. The prototype currently still stands on the former firm area of Dornier in Oberpfaffenhofen.[citation needed]

http://planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=846744
 

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Isn't that a depressing photo or what?

When the project was cancelled I thought it was a real shame, but with the benefit of hindsight it was a very wise decision considering that the current sub-100 seat regional aircraft markeplace is in shambles.
The 928 was probably more viable. The scope clause muddied the waters though.

--Luc

PS: I have a 728 brochure that I retrieved from their website in 2003, it is 2.4Mb so apparently it fails to upload and attach to this message. PM me if you want a copy.
 

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Fairchild Dornier 728 family

Type: Family of 55/110-passenger short/medium range transports.

Program: The Fairchild Dornier 728JET family was launched during the International Aviation and Space Flight Exhibition in Berlin in May 1998. The regional jet family was later renamed the 728. In March 2002, Fairchild Dornier was taken into administration and the future of aircraft looked uncertain. In July 2003, it was announced that the D'Long International Strategic Investment Group of Xinjiang, China had bought the 728 program. D'Long was planning to relaunch the 70-seat regional jet as a joint German/Chinese development. The new company was named Fairchild Dornier Aeroindustries and it was planned to deliver the first relaunched 728 in 2006. This attempt to resurrect the program has also failed as the new company filed for insolvency in 2004.

Customers: Lufthansa cancelled an order for 60 728 jets plus options on a further 60 aircraft in July 2002. GE Capital Aviation Services, Inc. (GECAS) placed an order for up to 150 728 regional jets but cancelled the order (50 firm and up to 100 options) in April 2002. Other customers included Bavaria Leasing, CSA Czech Airlines and SolAir.

Design: The 728 was designed using SAP R/3 software for material management, 3D CAD/CATIA design software from Dassault Systeme and eM-Plant simulation program from Tecnomatix to optimise the complete manufacturing process. A laser alignment system is used for precision assembly.

Original suppliers included: Fairchild Dornier to manufacture the fuselage; EADS Casa of Spain for manufacture of the aircraft's wing/wing box assembly and empennage, including control surfaces and engine pylons; SABCA of Belgium for the cockpit and rear fuselage sections; and EADS for the vertical and horizontal stabilisers. The windscreen frame was produced by SABCA from a three-piece aluminium forging for a stronger yet less complex structure.

Parker Aerospace provided the aircraft's hydraulic system, which includes two fully redundant and segregated systems plus a separate backup system. Hamilton Sundstrand Aerospace provided the electrical systems.

Flying controls: The avionics suite is the Honeywell Primus EPIC system with six 8in x 10in LCD flight situational displays and multi-function displays. As well as Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand and Parker are providing flight control systems.

Landing gear: Tricycle retractable. The main landing gear is produced by Goodrich as well as the wheels, tires, brakes, hydraulic system, brake control system and nose wheel steering system, used throughout the 728 family.

Powerplant: The 728-100 is powered by two General Electric CF34-8D turbofan engines fitted with FADEC (full authority digital engine control). The engines provide a take off thrust of 55.6kN (12,500lb), which gives the aircraft a maximum cruise speed of 0.82 Mach. The engines incorporate a number of noise reduction features including: advanced liners, optimized blade spacing, tailored fan outlet guide vanes, advanced chevron core nozzle and reduced jet exhaust velocity.

The Honeywell RE 220 auxiliary power unit offers high reliability, low noise signature and easy maintenance.

Accommodation:

528
Dimensions external
Wing span: 26.26 m (86 ft 2 in)
Wing sweep: ?
Length overall: 23.10 m (76 ft 8 in)
Height overall: 9.05 m (29 ft 8 in)

Dimensions internal
Cabin width: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)

Weights and loadings


Performance (estimated)
Range: 1,600 nm (2,963 km; 1,800 miles)
Service ceiling: 11,280 m (37,000 ft)

728
Dimensions external
Wing span: 27.12 m (87 ft 4 in)
Wing sweep: 23.5°
Length overall: 27.40 m (89 ft 9 in)
Height overall: 9.05 m (29 ft 8 in)

Dimensions internal
Cabin width: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)

Weights and loadings
Empty weight: 20,435 kg (44,957 lb)

Performance (estimated)
Maximum cruise speed: Mach 0.82
Typical cruise speed: Mach 0.81 (320 knots; 593 km/h; 368 mph)
Range: 1,781 nm (3,300 km; 2,050 miles)
Service ceiling: 11,280 m (37,000 ft)

928
Dimensions external
Wing span: 28.81 m (94 ft 6 in)
Wing sweep: 23.7°
Length overall: 31.01 m (101 ft 8 in)
Height overall: 9.97 m (32 ft 8 in)

Dimensions internal
Cabin width: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)

Weights and loadings
Empty weight: 28,530 kg (62,766 lb)

Performance (estimated)
Maximum cruise speed:
Typical cruise speed: Mach 0.8
Range: 1,781 nm (3,300 km; 2,050 miles)
Service ceiling: 11,280 m (37,000 ft)

Sources:
http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/728jet/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Dornier_728
 

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Fairchild Dornier Corporation

Fairchild Dornier Corporation was formed in June 1996 when Fairchild Aircraft of San Antonio, Texas, USA acquired Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH of Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, Germany. In December 1999, the Investor group led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, and Allianz Capital Partners became majority owners and provided financing for the development of the Fairchild Dornier line of regional jets, which also included the 32-seat 328JET airliner. The 328JET program was acquired by AvCraft Aviation following Fairchild Dornier's insolvency. Final assembly of the 728 family was to be at Fairchild Aerospace's Oberpfaffenhofen facility in Germany.

Source: http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/728jet/
 

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Rare Dornier Fairchild Envoy 7 Jet Passenger RJ Plane 1/50 NR by Pacmin found on eBay.

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Unusual Pacmin Fairchild Aerospace Envoy 7 airplane in 1/50 scale. Plane was never built. It was based on the Fairchild Dornier 728 family regional jets ( only 3 were built - none ever flew ) Model is close to 21" long and with 21 1/2" wingspan. Solid resin this plane ( + stand ) is heavy: weighs 4 1/2 lbs. There is a 3/4" crack where the right engine pylon attaches to the wing ( underside ) not very noticable but easy to fix. There are a couple of very small paint chips on the stand. The screw that fastens the plane to the stand seems a bit short, hole on the underside of stand seems to have been modified for that reason. Main wings comes off for shipping. Displays great.
 

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Photographs of Pacmin Fairchild Dornier Envoy 7 model.
 

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Not sure, which prototype it actually is, but one of them can be found, somewhat hidden
on the former Tempelhof airfield, Berlin. in quite a sad state, but at least, still existing:
(Found yesterday there and fortunately I had a camera with me)
 

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Tempelhof should be aircraft museum; you can combine beautiful building, beautiful park and most of all, beautiful airplanes. :)
 

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Absolutely right ! The complete collections of the Luftwaffenmuseum, now on Berlin-Gatow (ex GWW)
and of the Technikmuseum Berlin could be presented, with better shelter, than now in a historical
environment, still with plenty of room for workshops and stores. Placed directly in the city, it may
attract much more visitors. Would be a logical choice.
But we should stop dreaming, those buildings are used now temporarily for some weeks every year for
fashionshows and the like, things without any connection to that historical site .... :-\
 

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As long as the building and park are still there, there is hope, you just need a mayor with a vision. :)
 

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bigvlada said:
As long as the building and park are still there, there is hope, you just need a mayor with a vision. :)

Unfortunately, politicians with a vision have become an endangered species.
 

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Skyblazer said:
... Unfortunately, politicians with a vision have become an endangered species.

"People, who have visions, should go to a doctor ! " A quote from Helmut Schmidt, former
chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany ... ;)

Back to the Fairchild-Dornier 728, the prototype stored in Tempelhof seems to be the third one,
used for structural and duarbility ground tests.
 

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Although Triton mentioned, quite correctly, that the 528/728/928 family were officially launched at ILA 98 in May, which I attended, I also had been at the annual press gathering for Crossair in Basle-Mulhouse, in March of the same year. Mauritz Suter, the charismatic bass of the Swiss regional mentioned in his speech that the airline was looking at a replacement for both the BAe 146 and the MD-83 aircraft operated by the carrier. He then displayed visuals for the first time of the 528/728/928 family.
 

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Artist's impression of Fairchild Dornier 928JET found on eBay.


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Fairchild Dornier Envoy 7 decal

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Fairchild Dornier 528JET cabin configuration and datasheet.

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https://newsland.com/community/8/content/superdzhetovshchina-pozor-rossii/1427162
 

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Fairchild Dornier 928 cabin configuration and datasheet.

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Model of Fairchild Dornier 728 in Gulf Air livery

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Model of Fairchild Dornier 928JET on display at the Lufthansa Aviation Center (LAC).

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How hard would it be for a modernisation of the program to take place?
 

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Given that most if not all of the program documentation has been undoubtedly lost in the intervening years, along with any tooling having long since been scrapped or repurposed, together with the current state of the aerospace and aviation industries, I'd have to say that it would be a nigh well on impossible task unfortunately.
 

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I am not sure but some social media users mentioned that the designed sold to Sukhoi for SSJ100.
Is that correct? Did anyone else see/heard anything like that?
 
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