328, the Germany-based refurbishment, completions and maintenance aviation company and part of the 328 Group, returns to Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this year with the announcement that it has won a contract to manufacture an Airbus A340-600 rear galley complex for Jet Aviation Basel, Switzerland. The manufacture will be undertaken at 328’s Headquarters in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany with installation to take place at Jet Aviation in Basel. The project work which began in early March is due for completion in summer 2014 for delivery to an undisclosed VVIP private customer. This will mark the company’s third galley project for Jet Aviation, reflecting their mutually strong commitment to quality, attention to detail and on time delivery.
To complete the project, 328 will construct the entire ‘U’ shaped rear galley structure (which comprises two sides and a bulkhead) from raw materials including assembly and mounting attachments to a high end customised specification. Based on the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) footprint, this complex will feature high strength, lightweight materials. The electrical system and water services will be assembled and installed by 328. Surfaces will feature renowned Corian® worktops and each side of the galley will come equipped with a number of appliances to include, steam ovens, microwave, refrigerators, ice draws and coffee machines.
An important win for the company, Dave Jackson, Managing Director of 328 comments: “We are extremely pleased to win this contract against very stiff completion and are delighted to continue our close relationship with Jet Aviation, one of the major VIP completion providers in the world. Importantly, this contract further reinforces our capabilities on aircraft besides the Dornier 328 and we are already in discussions with Jet Aviation regarding additional projects on this aircraft.”
The company secured the contract based on its track record of quality workmanship and its competitive pricing. The ability for 328 to be exacting on the specification provided, results in a high standard of workmanship as demanded by both Jet Aviation and its customers. This project win reflects 328’s growing experience in VIP conversions on larger aircraft types including the Airbus A340.
The 328 Group is exhibiting at Aircraft Interiors Expo. Stand No. 6D60
About the 328 Group:
The 328 Group offers a broad spectrum of services to the aircraft industry. The Group employs over 220 aviation experts and supports more than 200 aircraft globally. Services offered include aircraft maintenance, base and line, avionics installation, refurbishment, exterior painting, Part-M services, STC design activities through its EASA Part 21J Design Organisation (Category 1A), parts’ manufacture through its Part 21G Approved Production Organisation (C1, C2 and D1 rating) and bespoke VIP interiors including avionic and IFE upgrades. The 328 Group comprises 328 Support Services GmbH and 328 Design GmbH based at Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich and JETS, the business aviation MRO, which currently has bases in Bournemouth and Biggin Hill in the UK.