We recently completed a first of type passenger to freighter conversion on a Dornier 328-120 Turboprop. This is the first and only FAA approved conversion on the 328 TP.
This project began over a year ago in the USA as a repossession for a major German bank. The Class E cargo mod consisted of removal of all passenger seats, lavatory, and aft cargo bulkhead. (Appx 1,700 lbs were removed. Aircraft enhanced performance and range have not yet been calculated for the base weight reduction)
Changes included installation of a cargo liner, cargo nets & corresponding tie-down points, cargo smoke detectors & respective annunciation panel and a smoke curtain.
The STC allows for 2 net configuration options. A barrier net configuration that is sub-divided into eight (8) cargo areas. Each is divided by their respective cargo nets. A floor net configuration sub-divided into five (5) cargo areas. Each is divided by their respective cargo nets.
With its high speed and excellent airfield performance the Dornier 328 is ideal for regional bulk load cargo carriers.
The aircraft as well as ownership of the STC are presently offered for sale on behalf of the bank by Collateral Verifications LLC. www.cvllc.net
VP, Technical Services
Collateral Verifications LLC