Mark Gerritsen, Head of Training at KLM Flight Academy: “The recently delivered DA42-VI is the third airplane of this type in our fleet. Advanced avionics and very economical jet-fuel engines with a low noise level makes it an excellent training aircraft that very well prepares our students for their Type Rating training phase after completion of the DA42 lesson program.”
“It is great pleasure to have KLM Flight Academy on our long list of renowned international flight schools. I am sure that they will be very pleased about our 21st century trainer aircraft benefits, from a significant cut in fuel costs and reduction in noise pollution complaints to reduced transition times because of airliner like cockpits, to name only a few,” said Amila Spiegel, Sales & Marketing Director at Diamond Aircraft Austria.
Nearly 1,000 DA42’s have been delivered since its introduction more than 14 years ago, outselling all other certified piston twins combined. The all-carbon composite DA42’s are equipped with efficient, clean and reliable jet fuel Austro engines AE300, Garmin G1000 NXi with 3-axis Automatic Flight Control System and optional electrically driven air conditioning. The multi-engine trainer is in operation at many leading flight schools, such as European Flight Academy (Lufthansa Aviation Training), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University or Lift Academy.
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