CTI Professional Flight Training selects Diamond Aircraft

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.

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DiamondShare program expands

DiamondShare has expanded to three new locations, Republic Field (KFGR), Farmingdale N.Y.; Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell N.J.; and at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), Raleigh N.C.

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Air conditioning STC’d for Diamond DA40

diamondcoolPremier Aircraft Sales, Inc., the authorized Diamond Regional Distribution Center for the southeastern United States, has received an STC for installation of a fully integrated vapor cycle air conditioning system for all Lycoming-powered Diamond Aircraft DA40 series aircraft.

The 10,000 BTU DA40 Cabin Cool system, capable of cooling cabin air to 55°F, features an engine driven compressor, electronic control panel, a cabin air distribution system and electric fan for ground operations.

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Austro-powered DA42 gets EASA nod

da42ngDiamond Aircraft has received an EASA type certificate for its DA42 NG, powered by the 170-hp Austro Engine AE-300.

“We are delighted to be able to resume volume deliveries of the DA42, less than 11 months after the insolvency of TAE”, said Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries.

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Here’s a twist: D-JET delays welcome

djetDiamond Aircraft has reported that many customers welcome delays in the development of its D-JET – now scheduled to receive FAA and Transport Canada certification in the first half of 2010 – because it buys them time to ride out the economic downturn.

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Massey replaces fleet with Diamonds

Massey Universmasseyity in New Zealand will buy 14 new Diamond aircraft for its School of Aviation, including two twin-engine Diamond Aircraft 42 (DA42, pictured) and 12 DA40 single-engine planes.

Massey is New Zealand’s only university with an aviation school. The aircraft will operate from the Milson Flight Systems Centre at Palmerston North Airport. It is expected that the first four aircraft will be delivered by the end of May and the new fleet will be in place before the end of the year.

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