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Ethiopian Airlines expands their flight training fleet with two Diamond Aircraft DA42 NG

On September 29th, two new DA42 NG arrived in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) after a ferry flight from Wiener Neustadt (Austria), where Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters are located. One of the aircraft was ferried by Dr. Gerd Berchtold, CEO Diamond Aircraft, personally. He handed them over to Capt. Lemma Tekalign, Manager of the Ehtiopian Airlines Pilot Training School and his team.

The DA42 NG twin engine trainer aircraft, all equipped with Austro Engine AE300 Jet-A1 engine and G1000 integrated avionics system, will complement the already operated fleet of ten DA40 NG single engine trainer aircraft and a DA40 NG flight simulator. This supports the pilot training school (PTS) of Ethiopian Airlines to educate high quality professional pilots with low operating costs, due to the fact that the aircraft is fuelled with Turbine Jet Fuel, instead of AVGAS.

The Ethiopian Airlines PTS trains pilots from the whole central African region, and follows the latest standards in MPL (Multi Crew Pilot License) training programs and training equipment to assure that the quality of the pilots is up to top international standards.Contact:
Anita Lentsch, BA

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