Diamond Aircraft Industries teamed up with Khatib & Alami in a tender from the State of Qatar in 2021 for the delivery of one Special Mission Aircraft and successfully won the bid. The aircraft has been handed over to CGIS, which is the official geospatial agency in the State of Qatar under the Ministry of Municipality. Diamond Aircraft showed once more its qualities with a delivery on time and a design, production and delivery time within 12 months after signature of the contract. The aircraft comes with a state-of-the-art mission equipment suit from Riegl and Vexcel, which includes one Riegl laser scanner 780II-S in combination with one Vexcel Osprey 4.1 large format camera as well as a changeable option of the Vexcel Osprey camera with a Riegl 880-GII bathymetric sensor. All systems have been integrated and civil certified by Diamond Aircraft in Austria.
“It’s an honor for me to welcome another MPP customer from Qatar to the Diamond Aircraft Special Mission Aircraft Family. With a brand-new DA62 MPP, CGIS is now capable to collect all the required data with their own asset. The DA62 MPP has proved its value already to customers in Europe and Asia, therefore we are very proud to finally have the first DA62 MPP Survey Star in the Middle East, with Qatar as a forerunner for modern aerial mapping solution,” said Benjamin Schuhmann, Sales Manager APAC & ME Diamond Aircraft Austria Special Mission Aircraft Division.
About Diamond Aircraft’s Special Mission Concept
Like no other special mission aircraft supplier, Diamond Aircraft has taken its special mission concept into a 360° turnkey solution: one single point of contact. The special mission turnkey solutions comprise a cost-efficient fixed wing remote sensing Diamond Aircraft platform, airborne sensors, data-links, ground stations, global support, spare parts, tooling, transport as well as the corresponding pilot, operator and maintenance training. To find out more, please visit: www.diamondaircraft.com/en/special-mission/special-mission-concept.
About Khatib & Alami
Khatib & Alami (K&A) is a multidisciplinary design consultancy which operates primarily across the Middle East & Africa, Levant, Central and South-East Asia, and Europe. Established more than five decades ago by two university professors, everything we do is based on the principles of professional excellence, integrity and social responsibility. Khatib & Alami is proud to have worked on some of the world’s most challenging projects, from iconic buildings and transformational masterplans to record-breaking rail networks and life-critical water supplies. http://www.khatibalami.com/
About CGIS (Ministry of Municipality)
Qatar has established a nationwide GIS since 1992. Today there are more than 120 Government and Semi-Government agencies integrated with this system sharing GIS data and using in their day to day work. Qatar authorities set the objectives for a nationwide GIS on a top to bottom approach. CGIS is part of the Ministry of Municipality. CGIS is the official geospatial agency in the State of Qatar. https://www.gisqatar.org.qa/en/