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Hainan Airlines 328JET

Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:53 am

I just found this piece of info at orientaviation:

Business Jet and Commuter Aviation
° Hainan: 39 328JET with "more to come"
° Shanghai charts new waters with Caravans
° three other topics

Could someone please explain the piece about Hainan Airlines? I could be wrong but to my very best knowledge Hainan has only 19 328JET at the moment with an order for 21 additional 328JET pending government approval. Or has something changed? And what does "more to come" mean in this context?

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RE: Hainan Airlines 328JET

Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:37 am

Hainan has 19 328JETS currently. They had options for more, which would have brought the total to around 39 I believe. These options are stalled by the government and Hainan themselves for OTHER reasons, more related to OTHER projects they insist to be included in. This would of course be the 528 program. Any more information would be hard for me to comment on at this time.

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RE: Hainan Airlines 328JET

Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:51 am

Also I will answer your other question about the Do328 with long range tanks. There are three tanks which are situated under the upper fairings, 450 USG extra fuel capacity offering up to 600nm extra range at 35,000ft cruise altitude. So in all actuality, the Do328 can have external tanks, this was JAA and FAA certified in September 2001.

328JET (Envoy3) capable to fly 2000 nm with up to 7 passengers at 35,000ft cruise altitude and 15,660 kg MTOW depending on OEW

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High elevation airfield performance without hardware change allowing operation out of 9,200ft-high airfields.

Take-off without engine bleed offering 4% more net thrust at take-off through the alternative use of APU bleed.

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RE: Hainan Airlines 328JET

Thu Mar 14, 2002 3:24 pm

TechRep, as usually you´ve posted very valuable comments, thanks a lot for sharing them with us!

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Chang An Airlines

Mon Mar 25, 2002 9:16 am

In recent weeks Hainan Airlines has transferred its’ regional jet operations base from Hainan to Xian, a city located in northwest China. The Do328 fleet is now operated by Chang An Airlines, a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines based at Xian Airport.

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