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Diamond at Dubai Air Show 2019: Hot news and a new YouTube series on the horizon

Dubai Air Show, taking place every two years, opened its doors from 17 – 21 November 2019. With more than 1,288 exhibitors in attendance, 161 aircraft on the event’s static display, and a packed schedule of conferences and keynotes, the programme was the show’s busiest to date – as evidenced by the footfall of 84,043 trade attendees. Diamond also took part - a bit smaller but more powerful than ever with lots of news on our special mission aircraft, welcoming a new #DiamondAircraftFamily member and a spectacular ferry trip story to and from the show on our Instagram channel.

Our Dubai promotion started with a DA62 MPP demonstration to key government customers shortly before show start. Together with Thuraya and Scotty, we highlighted the reliability and effectiveness of our special mission flagship DA62 MPP equipped with Thuraya Aero Satellite System and a Trakka EO/IR gimbal to high-ranked delegations. Immediately thereafter we flew our DA62 MPP to the Dubai Air Show site, where she shined with another announcement.

Diamond expanded its collaboration with Leonardo to integrate Leonardo’s Gabbiano Ultra-Light TS-80 radar on-board the special mission aircraft version of the DA62, in this version called DA62 MSA. The news follows a joint announcement at Paris Air Show this year that we are teaming up to offer the DA62 MSA for maritime and over-land surveillance missions. The new radar will widen the special mission aircraft’s range of missions and expand its market potential.

Our second aircraft on display, a DA40 NG in Oman Aviation Academy livery, represented a very special occasion: end of October 2019 we have signed a purchase contract for eight airplanes with the academy, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport Oman. It was a big pleasure to welcome members of the academy at our stand at Dubai Air Show where we took the opportunity to sign another purchase contract for Diamond Flight Simulators FNPT II. We’ll keep you posted on that in December.

For those who prefer to watch a video on what we had on display at this year’s Dubai Air Show and what you can expect for the next edition, listen to our Vice President Jürgen Heinrich.

And last but not least, the news that will make many of you and us waiting impatiently for the first episode: student pilot Micke and our Head of Flight Operations Martin are back! If you have seen and loved our epic “Crossing the Pond in a Diamond Aircraft DA62” series, you can be excited about our new YouTube documentary, airing December 2019. This time you’ll join us on an extraordinary training flight in a DA40 NG from Austria to Dubai Airshow. Can’t wait? Us too! Get a glimpse of "November Heat"  by watching the trailer on YouTube. And there is a DA62 MPP documentary in the pipeline. So, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to not miss an episode.

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