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‚.