Dornier Seawings GmbH, the German-Chinese joint venture composite aircraft manufacturer, have raised an additional 150-million-euro funding by their shareholders. This investment is confirmed on September 2018, and will be used for further research and development of the company’s Seastar project, the construction of its manufacturing facilities and the expansion of production.
Dornier Seawings is working on upgrading the Dornier Seastar CD2 into the most advanced amphibious aircraft, answering to the vast market demand. The new generation Seastar prototype had the roll-out on August 18th 2017, and is currently undergoing some design changes and certification tests. The new Seastar will have outstanding combination of high speed, range, load, safety and low maintenance costs.
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Dornier Seawings successfully rolled out the new Seastar to an audience of 250 people, comprised of company shareholders, suppliers and employees. The event marked the successful completion of a critical milestone in the Seastar development project between Dornier Seawings GmbH and Dornier Seawings China. Several speeches which were held throughout the event, highlighted a confident and optimistic outlook onto the future of the project and the ability to meet future milestones.
The formal event took place in the hangar of Dornier Seawings GmbH with a series of speeches, the Rollout, a demonstration flight of the original prototype of Dornier Seastar and finally finished with a seated dinner. Chinese shareholders from Wuxi attached great importance to the event and pledged continued support to the program and Seastar ́s development. Other prominent attendees included Mrs. Mao Jingqiu General Consul of the General Consulate of PR China of Munich, Germany, Mr. Georg Scheitz of the Landratsamt Starnberg, the General Manager of Bank of China in Munich, Mr. Yang Haiyong, as well as many key suppliers including Honeywell.
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Dornier Seawings is preparing to exhibit at the annual International Australia Airshow in Geelong, Australia from February 28th- March 5th 2017. Dornier Seawings plans to showcase the advantages of its airplane, the Dornier Seastar CD2, the world´s most amphibious aircraft. To fulfil the company´s vision of “One Aircraft, Millions of Runway´s”, the Seastar´s various customer segments will be represented at the air show, including its advantages in a special mission application.
The show is an ideal place for Dornier Seawings to connect with certain key customer segments, including the government and corporate special mission market in Australian and Asia-Pacific regions. The region
is very attractive for the use of the Seastar due to the high concentration of coastal land and islands, as well as, particularly in Australia, the strong history of seaplane usage. According to various sources,
growth in demand for helicopters and other small aircraft including seaplanes, has grown tremendously in the past 10 years in the Asia-Pacific region and is predicted to continue a promising demand over the next
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Thanks to the combined efforts of Dornier Seawings and Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada), the first centre fuselage and prototype wing of the Dornier Seastar CD2 were delivered to the Dornier hangar at Oberpfaffenhofen airport just in time to kick off the 1st quarter of 2017 with a positive spirit. Not only do the fuselage and wing represent the first and most constructively complex components of the entire airframe, it was a manufacturing feat to recreate the modernized components based on a design that was already certified 30 years ago.
This technical milestone has several achievements which stand out. Thanks in great part to the work of Diamond Canada in cooperation with Seawings’ on-site support team, the quality of these first components are excellent, proving the reliability and quality workmanship of Diamond´s production team.
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Wessling, Germany. 18 January, 2017: Dornier Seawings GmbH has acquired its Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after twelve months of investigation. The project plan was achieved in an on-time manner and with highest marks of audit quality.
Ambitions were high, but thanks to full preparedness, Dornier Seawings was successful in achieving its goals. Federico Marziali, Head of Quality Management at DSG is proud of the team: “the EASA staff mentioned to us during both of our audits, that this was the best quality they had seen for first certification ever conducted in an aircraft company.” In return for the excellent preparation made by DSG, EASA granted the company a full-scale approval with the scope of complete small aircraft that includes all privileges applied for by the company with an unlimited duration. The DOA certificate is seen as a huge asset for Dornier Seawings and a major milestone for the Seastar CD2 program.
Now, the team has already begun the assessment procedure with the Luftfahrt Bundesamt, (the national civil aviation authority of Germany) for the next certification, the Production Organisation Approval (POA), another cornerstone approval for entire Seastar CD2 program.
Being an international company composed of Chinese and German partners, Dornier Seawings has the unique advantage of understanding a broader aviation market. Today, the company is working harder and faster than ever, to bring its customers the Dornier Seastar CD2, the world’s most advanced amphibious aircraft.
Dornier Seawings is preparing to exhibit at the annual MEBAA (Middle East Business Aviation Association) Show in Dubai from December 6th - 8th, 2016. Dornier Seawings will showcase the advantages of its amphibious airplane, the Dornier Seastar CD2, as well as remind its audience what qualities the brand stands for.
The show is the ideal place for Dornier Seawings to connect with key clientele: VIP, corporate and governmental customers in the Middle East & Asian regions. The region has seen the demand for private business and luxury jets grow over the past three years at approximately 7% CAGR, confirming the importance of this market for Dornier’s Seastar. Peter Hermle, CEO of Dornier Seawings GmbH, notes, “MEBAA in Dubai will be a great outlet for us to address potential customers of the region with the advantages of the Seastar.”
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The International Air & Space Fair, FIDAE, is the main aerospace, defence and security exhibition of the American continent. With more than thirty-five years of existence, it gathers the main world's representatives of civil-commercial aviation, defence, aircraft maintenance, airport equipment & services, homeland security and space technology, displayed by top aerospace companies around the world, like Dornier Seawings.
International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE, Arturo Merino Benítez Airport – Santiago, Chile
Dornier Seawings, Booth E67
From March 29 – April 3, 2016