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Germany’s Jet Dream

The HFB 320 Hansa Jet was a ten-seat business jet that was manufactured by Hamburger Flugzeugbau between 1964 and 1973. The forward-swept wing was a distinctive feature of the Hansa Jet. Only a mere 47 were built with the aircraft having a top speed of 900km/h.

Historically only two airlines put the 10-seat Hansa Jet in service., One of them was Modern Air Transport that inducted the HFB 320 on its Tegel – Saarbrucken route. Today the latter mentioned airport can be best described as the Victorville of Germany with many Q400 and Dornier 328s in open storage at the airfield.

Saarbrucken Airport today sees limited airline service. The facility holds a large number of ex-FlyBe Q400 in storage within its confines..

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