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Leading Edge Aviation now also trains with Diamond Simulator

Leading Edge Aviation, a commercial pilot training company, based at Oxford Airport, UK, took delivery of one brand-new DA42 FNPT II simulator.

The installation of the new Diamond simulator is the latest in a series of investments by Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL). The device forms an important part of the Multi-Engine phase of training and with a growing number of students, the second DA42 simulator couldn’t come soon enough for the company. It sits alongside their existing DA42 and A320 simulators situated at their Sim Centre next door to their Oxford Airport base.
Leading Edge Aviation’s Chief Operating Officer, Dave Alexander: “As Leading Edge Aviation grows, we want to continue to offer our student pilots the most advanced training possible. The DA42 simulator from Diamond will enable us to support our students not only with the best technology, but also in a timely manner. As we continue to expand, it’s important that we also increase our training capacity. The simulator compliments our growing fleet of Diamond aircraft, ensuring continuity of training for our students as they begin training on the single-engine DA40 before moving to the multi-engine DA42 aircraft and simulator, all using the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck.“

Christian Schmid, Project & Key Account Manager, Diamond Aircraft Austria: “We are really happy to see our partner growing and expanding. This is the next step in order to complement LEAL´s high quality jet-fuel powered fleet consisting of nine DA40s and four DA42s with the corresponding Diamond simulator to provide an optimal training transferability for any student from simulator to the real aircraft. As a result, this acquisition perfectly matches LEAL´s approach to meet the highest standards of training and we are convinced that Leading Edge is tremendously boosting their ability to offer 21st century flight training.”

Diamond Aircraft’s flight simulation devices are exact replicas of the real Diamond aircraft, built with authentic aircraft parts, with real avionics, high-end visuals and OEM flight dynamic models for fidelity that is simply unsurpassed. The instrument panel is fitted with the original Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite and standby instruments, allowing to train in a completely realistic environment. Diamond simulators are at the cutting edge of the industry to ensure the most sophisticated simulation training in preparation for advanced flight training.

About Diamond Aircraft’s Flight Training Concept
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) and Multi Engine Piston (DA42-VI) trainers, along with type-specific Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) and proprietary jet-fuel engines, Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source provider in the fleet training market.

About Leading Edge Aviation
Leading Edge Aviation is a rapidly expanding pilot training academy with a fresh approach and an emphasis on holistic training. Offering the highest standards of regulatory technical training, students also benefit from a comprehensive professional and personal development curriculum to enhance non-technical skills. Leading Edge delivers modular commercial training and the LEAP (Leading Edge Airline Preparation) course; a full-time integrated course with BSc degree.
Based at Oxford Airport, Leading Edge students receive wellbeing support, along with the most advanced learning aids. Virtual and mixed reality tech, and neuro training techniques are used to embed and refine new knowledge and skills, creating pilots who enter the industry airline ready, with strong leadership skills.
For further information, please contact Sarah Champneys, Head of Marketing, Leading Edge Aviation at +44 (0) 1865 546300 or +44 (0) 7393 048536 or via email:

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