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Diamond sparkles with new Ethiopian order

Posted 25 January 2017 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its training fleet with five new Diamond DA40 NG aircraft. The airline now operates 18 training airplanes from Diamond Aircraft, 16 single-engine DA40 and two DA42 twins as well as two Diamond Aircraft simulators for the preparation of their pilots.

 

 Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called “Vision 2025” which targets it becoming the leading aviation group across the whole of Africa and the selection of modern training aircraft is part of that goal.

Equipped with Austro Engine AE300 turbocharged jet-fuel engines, Diamond planes are perfectly suited for the African market because of the scarcity of AvGas.

“We are happy to be part of Ethiopian Airline’s modernisation plans,” said Amila Karagic, Diamond’s sales director for civil aircraft.  “Our products are the safest in their class and combine modern composite airframe design, state-of-the-art avionics similar to those used in airliners as well as highly efficient modern engines. Over the past six years, Ethiopian has been enjoying all of these advantages and has again considered Diamond Aircraft to be the best choice for their operation.”

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