CTI Professional Flight Training has selected the Diamond DA20-C1 (pictured above) as its primary trainer and the Austro Engine-powered DA42 (pictured below) as its complex, multi-engine trainer.
Diamond Regional Distribution Centre Premier Aircraft Sales of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, negotiated the agreement, which includes training, support and acquisition of a fleet of 22 aircraft plus 10 options with a total value of $7.8 million.
CTI President and CEO Alan Mullen, states: “We looked carefully at all competitors in the marketplace; at the end of the day Diamond’s safety record, low operating costs, modern design, training effectiveness and excellent customer service and warranty support left no rational alternative. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Diamond and Premier as we execute our aggressive business plan.”
Following the successful acquisition of Professional Flight Training, in the spring of 2014, CTI’s flight academy operations are being conducted by its wholly owned subsidiary, CTI Professional Flight Training, located in Fort Lauderdale. New operations are scheduled to commence at CTI’s facilities in Millington, Tenn., in the summer of 2014.