Diamond Aircraft has delivered six single-engine DA40 NG (Next Generation) and two twin-engine DA42-VI piston aircraft to Oman Aviation Academy (OAA), which is located at the Sohar Airport near Oman’s northern coast. The Austrian aviation manufacturer also provided OAA with a Diamond DA42/DA40 Convertible Flight Simulation Training Device (FTSD). Diamond Aircraft and OAA signed a purchase agreement for the new DA40 NG and DA42-VI aircraft in October 2019.
Training Next-Generation Pros
“We are very glad to have the Diamond aircraft and the Diamond simulator at our facility in Oman,” says OAA CEO Capt. Abdullah Al Bulushi. “At OAA, we are committed to adhere to the highest quality and safety in the aviation training industry. Our partnership with Diamond Aircraft by using their top-of-the-line training aircraft and simulator will definitely support OAA to accomplish its mission to provide the airline industry with the next generation of highly qualified aviation professionals.”
The DA40 NG & DA42-VI
The all-composite DA40-NG is a member of Diamond Aircraft’s DA40 Series, which Diamond says is well-suited to travel, training, and leaseback applications. The DA40 NG has a 940-nautical-mile (1,740-kilometer) flight range, a maximum operating altitude of 16,400 feet (4,876 meters), a 1,984-pound (900-kilogram) empty weight, and 904-lb (410-kg) useful load. The airplane is equipped with a Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck and is powered by a 168-horsepower (125-kilowatt) Austro AE300 jet-fuel turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine with a single-lever electronic engine control unit.
The DA42-VI is the latest version of Diamond Aircraft’s DA42. The four-seat airplane uses the same engine as the DA40 NG and comes with the same Garmin flight deck. The DA42-VI is certified for Instrumental Flight Rules, Visual Flight Rules (VFR), and Night VFR. It has a 1,215-nm (2,250-km) flight range, an 18,000-ft (5,486-m) maximum operating altitude, and a 1,299-lb (589-kg) useful load.
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Posted On: 11/19/2021 10:51:44 AM