Fairchild Dornier has announced improved performance for its 328JET as it prepares for the First flight in January 1998 of the new 32-seat regional jet. The first prototype is taking shape at Dornier Luftfahrt in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, with the engine pylons delivered in September and the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306B turbofans scheduled to arrive in November. Meanwhile, projected cruise speed has been increased to 400kt (740km/h), from 375kt, following wind-tunnel tests.

Source: Flight International