Diamond Aircraft has tapped Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) to provide initial type ratings and recurrent training in the D-JET.
ATP, which has locations around the country, has purchased 20 D-JETs and five Diamond Flight Training Devices (FTDs). Diamond will deliver ATP’s first D-JET in July 2009, about one year after starting delivery of production aircraft. As part of the strategic training partnership, Diamond will make aircraft available to ATP concurrently with the first aircraft deliveries in 2008, allowing the D-JET’s first delivery customers to receive training at any of ATP’s D-JET Training Centers. D-JET customers will be able to gain early access to D-JET training so that they are trained and ready to fly upon taking delivery of their aircraft.
In other Diamond news, the company’s DA42 Twin Star has received Transport Canada certification. The Twin Star has already achieved certification in the U.S., as well as several countries around the world.