The acceptance of the first six of a fleet of twelve DA20-C1 aircraft for the Ecuador Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana or FAE) was completed last week at the Diamond Aircraft facility in London, Ontario. The contract includes maintenance and operations training as well as a comprehensive technical support package.
“We were impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness of the FAE acceptance team that conducted detailed inspections, inventories and thorough flight test of each aircraft,” said Scott McFadzean, VP Operations. “ We will have support personnel at FAE's Air Force Academy ‘Cosme Rennella’ at Salinas Air Base to support the successful operational deployment of the fleet and look forward to an excellent long term relationship with FAE.”
The DA20-C1 is a FAR Part 23 certified, two-seat, all composite aircraft, available with either conventional flight instrumentation or glass cockpit options. With a high useful load, low acquisition and operating costs, excellent safety record, and utility and spin certification, the DA20 is the ideal introductory aircraft for military and civilian flight training.
- Ecuador Air Force accepts delivery of Diamond DA20 fleet
- The Ecuador Air Force acceptance team, London ON, February 2012