Recently the 328 Group formally handed over the 17th Dornier 328 turboprop to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to be used by the United States Military in a ceremony at the 328 Group’s facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany on July 9, 2013. The ceremony marked the completion of a four-year contract worth more than U.S. $200 million, including spare parts support.
The US Military accepted the aircraft in three tranches from 2009 to July 2013. The 328 Group purchased 15 of the aircraft outright from various sources, while SNC directly acquired two of the aircraft. These aircraft were purchased from various locations, including Europe, America and Africa. The Dornier 328s were selected to provide critical logistics support for the US Military.