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airBaltic Pilot Academy receives 8th Diamond aircraft

Last week Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH delivered another Austro Engine jet-fuel powered DA40 NG aircraft to airBaltic Training.

From the very beginning airBaltic Training has decided to use the most modern training aircraft from Diamond, allowing their students to transfer their knowledge and skills into the most advanced 21st century airliner flight decks. airBaltic Training now operates seven DA40 NG SEP (Single Engine Piston), one DA42-VI MEP (Multi Engine Piston) and one convertible DA40/DA42 FNPT II (Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer) from Diamond Aircraft.

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “Our Pilot Academy has managed to gain significant track record and continue its expansion. We have worked hard to offer opportunities for students to benefit greatly while learning from the first-hand experience of our professional instructors.”

Anton Shirkovskiy, Sales Manager at Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH in Austria: “We are very happy to support the growth of airBaltic Training and are looking forward to further supply the academy with our state-of-the-art and the industry’s safest training platforms.”

“Thank you, Diamond Aircraft, for your support in all times,” said Kristaps Lapsa, General Manager airBaltic Training, “Your dedication and support helped us manage those difficult COVID times, as successfully as possible.”

Earlier this week airBaltic Training received certification to establish an Authorized Service Centre for Diamond Aircraft at its base in Liepāja International Airport.

airBaltic Training will receive two additional single-engine DA40 NG training platforms from Diamond Aircraft in 2021, proving how a high-standard flight academy benefits from the most sophisticated flight training tools on the market today.

airBaltic Pilot Academy has opened application process for new student groups in 2020 and 2021. For more information and applications, please click.

Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source supplier of a full range of efficient, safe, modern single and twin piston aircraft along with type-specific simulators and proprietary jet-fuel engines, meeting the latest industry technology and operation standards for airline-oriented pilot training institutions.

airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is one of the most punctual airlines in the world connecting the Baltic region with over 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds around 80% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. airBaltic operates 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year award, while in 2018 and 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business.

airBalticTraining, a subsidiary of airBaltic, is a training facility offering a wide range of aviation training services in its modern and purpose-built training centre in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 2010 and since then each year provides training to approximately 3000 professionals from across the world – more than 1 500 pilots, almost 1 000 cabin crew members and several hundred of ground handlers, cargo agents, security personnel and others. For more information, please visit:

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