Crane Aerospace & Electronics Selected to Supply Brake Control System for Deutsche Aircraft’s D328ecoTM

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Selected to Supply Brake Control System for Deutsche Aircraft’s D328ecoTM

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Deutsche Aircraft D328eco BCS

BURBANK, Calif., January 30, 2024 – Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Company (NYSE:CR), has been selected as a key supplier for Deutsche Aircraft’s D328eco regional turboprop. Crane A&E will supply the eco-friendly aircraft with a Mark V brake-by-wire brake control system solution.

Crane A&E’s latest evolution of its Mark V brake control system offers integrated functionality such as Brake Temperature Monitoring and Autobrakes, along with the most efficient braking performance under all landing conditions. The Autobrake function will be selected utilizing a digital interface to provide safe, automatic brake pressure application without pilot action. Autobrakes offer various pilot selectable levels of deceleration to provide smoother braking in landing mode operations, reduce pilot workload, and provide added safety in case of emergency operations. Crane A&E’s brake control system also provides for future integration of emergency landing functions such as AutoLand.

“In 1947, our Crane A&E heritage brand introduced the industry’s first antiskid braking system,” said Ryan Sands, Crane Aerospace & Electronics VP/GM, Landing & Control Systems. “Today, Crane A&E’s legacy of innovation continues, and we are proud to supply Deutsche Aircraft’s D328eco our latest brake control solution. Deutsche Aircraft’s D328eco platform is a key driver in our industry’s path toward zero emission flights, and we’re pleased to support this transition while also ensuring safe travel with our Mark V brake control system.”

Maximilian Fahr, Vice President of Supply Chain, states: “We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a key player in our industry recognized for innovation, to further enhance the reliability of our supply chain. With their expertise, we are confident in taking another big step towards completing our most advanced turboprop aircraft. We warmly welcome Crane's team on board the D328eco program!”

About Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers innovative systems, components, and services for commercial aircraft, defense platforms, and space systems which have proven reliability in mission-critical environments. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions: Electrical Power Solutions, Fluid Management Solutions, Landing Systems, Microwave Solutions, Cabin Systems and Sensing Components & Systems. For more information, visit, or follow @CraneAE on Twitter.

About Crane Co.
Crane Company has delivered innovation and technology-led solutions to its customers since its founding in 1855. Today, Crane is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered components for challenging, mission-critical applications focused on the aerospace, defense, space and process flow industry end markets. The Company is comprised of two strategic growth platforms, Aerospace & Electronics and Process Flow Technologies, as well as the Engineered Materials segment. Crane has approximately 7,000 employees in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit

About Deutsche Aircraft
CranDeutsche Aircraft is a German aircraft manufacturer built on the heritage of aviation pioneers that continues to propel the aviation industry forward with innovative solutions. Supported by a highly skilled and passionate team of international engineers and aviation experts, Deutsche Aircraft is developing the most advanced regional aircraft on the market: the D328eco. As type certificate holder and service partner for existing D328 (both prop and jet) operators worldwide, the company is uniquely positioned to complement the existing fleet with this next-generation aircraft.

Deutsche Aircraft employs the latest technologies and best practices to ensure the highest levels of reliability, efficiency, and sustainability for the D328eco. As a strategic partner for the sustainable development of regional air transport, Deutsche Aircraft is working with key players in the industry to achieve climate-neutral flights.


Andrew Lang
Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Sr. Marketing & Communications Specialist