HFB 320 HANSA JET
The first German Jetliner built in serial production
On the 21 April 1964, the HFB 320 prototype took off on its maiden trial flight from Hamburg Finkenwerder. After an intense testing phase, the HANSA JET received its German and US airworthiness certificates in spring 1967. In contrast to most other aircraft, it features forward swept wings. This unusual aircraft design was originally developed by the Junkers aircraft company in Dessau. Just two other types have since then been designed with negatively swept wings. 47 HFB 320 left the final assembly line of Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH (HFB) which is the predecessor of the Airbus Operations GmbH in Hamburg Finkenwerder. The aircraft location is at the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.
Ein HANSA JET fuer Hamburg e.V.
The charitable organization Ein HANSA JET fuer Hamburg e.V. / A HANSA JET for Hamburg e.V. was founded in the summer of 2004. It currently comprises of about 110 active members and supporting companies. Highly qualified technical personnel work on a voluntary basis without payment on the restoration of the aircraft. The airworthy restoration of the association’s HFB 320 couldn’t be accomplished without this voluntary help.
First flight: April 21, 1964
Issue of airworthiness certificate: February 23, 1967
Maximum number of passengers: 12 (commuter version) / 7 (business jet version)
Number of aircraft built: 47
Negative sweep of wings: minus 15 degrees
Wingspan: 14.49 m
Fuselage length: 16.61 m