The administrators of bankrupt Fairchild Dornier last week extended until the end of the year the deadline for finalising the sale of the company. Talks are proceeding with Dimeling, Schreiber & Park which is interested in taking over the 328JET line, and with a Swiss concern, believed to be RUAG, that wants the company's maintenance and component manufacturing activities. Administrator Schultze & Braun says that this process will take between three and six weeks to finalise, which gives the alternative bidders interested in buying the entire company - Russian concern Basic Element, Earl Robinson-led Alliance Aircraft and Switzerland-based Aviation Finance Consulting - extra time to put together their offers.

Source: Flight International