European Flight Academy, a brand of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), based in Rostock has signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH for the purchase of five DA42-VI multi-engine training aircraft with the option of adding five more DA42s. Deliveries will start in January 2018.
Trainee pilots at Lufthansa Aviation Training’s base in Rostock have been learning their skills since the year 2010. Around 150 pilots a year are trained at the European Flight Academy in Rostock, one of Lufthansa Aviation Training’s flight schools. The majority of them become pilots for Lufthansa Group Airlines like Austrian, Eurowings or SunExpress but also become pilots for Ryanair, Condor or Aegean.
The 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. Nearly 1,000 DA42’s have been delivered since its introduction more than 10 years ago, outselling all other certified piston twins combined. The all-carbon composite DA42’s are equipped with efficient, clean and reliable jet fuel Austro engines AE300, Garmin G1000 NXi with 3-axis Automatic Flight Control System and optional electrically driven air conditioning.
Matthias Lehmann, Managing Director at Lufthansa Aviation Training’s base in Rostock is happy about the new planes in his fleet: “In terms of education quality, efficiency and ecology a quantum leap for LAT’s European Flight Academy.”
Amila Spiegel, Sales Director Civil Aircraft Sales, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH: “We are happy that European Flight Academy as a brand of Lufthansa Aviation Training has chosen our DA42-VI as their MEP trainer for their pilot training in Rostock, Germany. The DA42-VI is the ideal flight training solution for professional flight training organizations that are looking for safe, state-of-the art, fuel-efficient as well as maintenance-friendly aircraft. Diamond Aircraft is proud to add another well-known brand name to an already famous customer list consisting of CAE, Embry Riddle, L3 Aviation Academy, Hainan, FTE Jerez and many other fleet operators.”
European Flight Academy, a brand of Lufthansa Aviation Training
Lufthansa Aviation Training was formed from the merger of Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training. This means that two of the leading flight training providers combined their expertise to set new standards. The company is growing from training provider to a full service provider for airlines, pilots, and cabin crews. Lufthansa Aviation Training offers customized, innovative training solutions that stand out thanks to its process-oriented approach and high quality. LAT has grouped together its pilot training schools under the single brand “European Flight Academy”.
Diamond Aircraft Flight Training Concept
Diamond Aircraft offers flight training organizations a full range of modern, safe, efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft, along with high fidelity Diamond Simulation flight training devices, and corresponding maintenance and pilot training.
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