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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University selects DA42-VI for fleet renewal

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected the Austro Engine jet-fuel piston engine-powered Diamond Aircraft DA42-VI for its fleet renewal to provide multi-engine training at its Daytona Beach, Florida campus. The contract is for 12 new DA42-VI aircraft, to be delivered in 2024.

"We are excited to extend our long-term use of Diamond DA42 Aircraft,” said Dr. Ken Byrnes, Embry-Riddle’s assistant dean and Flight chair of Aeronautical Science. “Diamond’s commitment to the safety, quality and technological advancement of their aircraft align perfectly with our core values."

“We are honored to further strengthen our longstanding relationship with Embry-Riddle, which has been at the leading edge of aeronautical training for decades. The DA42-VI with an all-composite design, proprietary environmentally friendly and efficient jet fuel piston engines as well as Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpits are a perfect fit for them,” said Trevor Mustard, Head of Aircraft Sales and Marketing, Diamond Aircraft Canada.

The 4-seat DA42-VI is the newest version of Diamond’s technology leading light piston twin-engine aircraft. It’s the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframe, avionics, and power plants. With its unique combination of performance and utility, the jet fuel powered DA42-VI is designed to make transitioning from single to twin engine much easier. The aircraft generates fuel savings of up to 50% compared to conventional AVGAS powered twins, and its panoramic canopy provides excellent visibility during all flight maneuvers. For more information on the DA42-VI, please click here.

About Diamond Aircraft’s Flight Training Solution

Diamond’s dedication to flight training has shaped its product line of modern fuel-efficient aircraft, each with a specific training application in mind. With its complete line of piston aircraft including a dedicated flight training concept with Single Engine Piston (DA40 NG, DA40 XLT) and Multi Engine Piston (DA42-VI) trainers, along with type-specific flight training simulators and proprietary jet-fuel engines, Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source provider in the flight training market. For more information, please click here.

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