Schlagwort-Archive: DA42-VI

Diamond DA42-VI Flies for the First Time With SAF

A Diamond DA42-VI training aircraft, powered by the Austro Engine AE300 from European Flight Academy, carries out a circuit of the airfield at Bremen airport. Following extensive tests and preparations, a training aircraft from the European Flight Academy made a few circuits of the airport at Bremen for the first time. The DA42-VI from the Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft was fully fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This flight resulted from intensive preparation between LAT, Diamond Aircraft, and the engine manufacturer Austro Engine. Bremen Airport was deliberately chosen for this flight, as it counts among the first airports in Germany to stock and refuel with SAF provided by World Fuel Services. This SAF is obtained from oil waste, aquatic plants and soil plants in Ghent, Belgium. In the first step, the oils and fats are hydrogenated and refined similarly to fossil fuels. As a result, SAF produces up to 80 per cent fewer CO2 emissions during its life cycle.

The joint event with representatives of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (Diamond Aircraft Austria), Austro Engine GmbH, World Fuel Services Europe Ltd., and Bremen Airport was the kickoff for extensive tests with blended SAF. Unblended neat SAF has been proven to generate up to 80% less CO2 emissions than conventional kerosene. It is the goal of all involved parties to make the training of future Lufthansa Group pilots more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The test series results will reveal whether SAF can be used as the sole fuel for the European Flight Academy fleet in the future.

Eco-consciousness and responsible use of resources have always been at the core of Diamond Aircraft. The history started with efficient and lead-free jet-fuel engines and is going forward with electrification, alternative fuels, and propulsion systems. Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine anticipate increasing availability of ASTM D7566 SAF blends as a „drop-in“ fuel for General Aviation in the coming years and plans to release the entire fleet for this fuel mix by the end of 2025. Significant market penetration of SAFs is expected by 2030, and 100% pure SAFs will be available without blending in 2050. Source: ‚Diamond Aircraft‚.

Lufthansa Aviation Training orders Diamond DA42-VI

European Flight Academy, a brand of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), is expanding its capacity to accommodate 300 students per year in the future. This includes investing in state-of-the-art training aircraft and flight simulators from Diamond Aircraft.

On 13th December, LAT and Diamond Aircraft signed a purchase contract for another seven DA42-VI multi-engine trainers plus three DA42 FNPT II simulators during a small ceremony at Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The delivery will bring LAT’s fleet of Diamond training aircraft to 24 in total (14 DA42, 10 DA40) and 4 Diamond Aircraft simulators. Matthias Spohr, Managing Director at LAT: “As a leading flight training provider, this step is not only a further investment in an efficient aircraft fleet and leading-edge training equipment but ultimately also in the next generation of top-trained pilots of the Lufthansa Group.”

“This purchase again shows our good and long-standing relationship with Lufthansa Aviation Training. We are proud to be part of their continuing growth,” said Jane Wang, Sales Director at Diamond Aircraft Austria. “The DA42-VI is an excellent multi-engine training platform, popular at many leading flight schools all over the world, that burns up to 50% less fuel than conventional AvGas-powered aircraft and is exceptionally silent.” The 4-seat DA42-VI is the newest version of Diamond’s technology leading light piston twin, the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframe, avionics, and power plants. Over 1,100 DA42s have been delivered since its introduction, outselling all other certified piston twins combined. The all-composite DA42-VI’s are equipped with efficient, silent, clean and reliable 168 hp jet fuel AUSTRO engines AE300, Garmin G1000 NXi with 3-axis Automatic Flight Control System and optional electrically driven air conditioning.

Diamond Aircraft’s flight simulation devices are exact replicas of the real Diamond aircraft, built with authentic aircraft parts, with real avionics, high-end visuals and OEM flight dynamic models for fidelity that is simply unsurpassed. The instrument panel is fitted with the original Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite and standby instruments, allowing you to train in a completely realistic environment. Diamond simulators are at the cutting edge of the industry to ensure the most sophisticated simulation training in preparation for advanced flight training. Delivery of the DA42-VI training aircraft is expected for 2024, with four being placed at Grenchen, Switzerland and three at Rostock-Laage, Germany. In addition, Rostock-Laage will receive one of the brand-new DA42 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainers. The other two Diamond Aircraft FNPT II simulators are for Zurich, Switzerland. Source: ‚Diamond Aircraft‚.

Urbe Flight Academy increases Diamond Aircraft fleet

Urbe Aero Flight Academy placed a large order for the purchase of brand-new training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft, due to the excellent relationship the Academy has had with the aircraft manufacturer for years offering a modern and state-of-the-art fleet to its students. With this new investment, the current 11-aircraft fleet at Rome Urbe Airport in Italy, will be increased by seven new DA40 NG single-engine aircraft and one DA42-VI twin-engine aircraft.

From the very beginning, Urbe Aero Flight Academy has believed in innovation and technology as the key to success, offering high-level training from the early steps of flying as a commitment to their students. This new investment is a testimony to their vision. By adding further DA40 NG and DA42-VI aircraft to their fleet, they are not only adding the most modern, safe, and reliable training aircraft currently available on the market but also showing their care for the environment. The aircraft is equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpits and powered by the efficient 168 hp AUSTRO AE300 jet-fuel engines which burn up to 50% less lead-free fuel and operate quieter than conventional AvGas-powered aircraft.

“Thanks to our shareholders‘ vision and passion for continuous innovation, our Flight Academy is now able to make this important acquisition to cope with current and future partnerships with European airlines,” stated Prof. Lorenzo Mezzadri, Accountable Manager of Urbe Aero Flight Academy. “The growth of our organization in the last twelve years and the huge number of young pilots we were able to prepare for the major airlines, is clear evidence of a basic solidity for high-level service. With this investment, our fleet will reach 19 Diamond aircraft (7 DA20-C1, 9 DA40 NG and 3 DA42-VI). Our continuous growth and these new projects would not have been possible without the important collaboration with Diamond Aircraft in which we believed from the very beginning”.

“Urbe Aero Flight Academy has been tremendously benefiting from operating aircraft by the same manufacturer for both single-engine and multi-engine training. Fleet commonality offers them more advantages, such as minimized instructor standardization, rapid student transition and reduced parts inventories. We are delighted about their successful development and are proud to be part of this exciting journey to move the aviation industry forward,” said Jane Wang, Sales Director, Diamond Aircraft Austria. Source: ‚Diamond Aircraft‚.