Do.328JET is a short-range passenger aircraft intended for local airlines. It was created by a German company Dornier (part of the Fairchild Concern) on the basis of a turboprop passenger plane Do.328-120. In 1996, in an attempt to enter this market, Dornier Company announced its development plans for two modifications based on a turboprop aircraft Do.328, with bypass turbofan engines mounted on pylons under the wings. The first modification 328JET represented the basic 30 seat aircraft Do.328-120. Most active development of new airplanes started in 1997, after Dornier had been acquired by an American company Fairchild Aerospace. The aircraft first flew on 6 December 1996. The plane is fitted with a digital Honeywell Primus 2000 avionics suite with five full-color multifunctional displays.