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Oman Aviation Academy selects Diamond DA40 NG and DA42-VI fleet

End of October 2019, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport Oman, Oman Aviation Academy (a CAE Authorized Training Center) signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft for the purchase of eight airplanes – including six single-engine DA40 NG and two twin-engine DA42-VI – with an option to add 16 more.

Capt Abdullah Murad Al Bulushi, CEO, Oman Aviation Academy: “We are glad to sign this agreement and establish this long-term partnership with Diamond Aircraft. Oman Aviation Academy (OAA) is the first aviation training academy in Oman aims to provide the highest standard of training for civil and military market. Our vision is to make OAA the future hub for aviation training in the region. This can only be achieved by providing the highest quality of training and using the best training equipment. Therefore, we selected Diamond’s DA40 NG and DA42-VI because they are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are recognized globally as one of the best aircraft types for pilot training.”

Amila Spiegel, Sales & Marketing Director, Diamond Aircraft Austria: „We are delighted to welcome Oman Aviation Academy to our Diamond Aircraft Family. Having the academy as a partner in the region marks a major milestone for the both of us and we are proud to support them on their future success path. The cooperation with everyone from Oman Aviation Academy has been a great pleasure and we are looking forward to provide them with many more aircraft.”

Deliveries of the first aircraft will start in the first quarter of 2020.

A DA40 NG in Oman Aviation Academy livery will be on display at upcoming Dubai Airshow on Diamond’s stand S5 from 17 – 21 November. Come along as we fly the aircraft from Austria to Dubai and follow us at or

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 training simulators and proprietary jet-fuel engines, Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source provider in the fleet training market.



Official Signing Ceremony under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport Oman
(fltr 1st row) Amila Spiegel (Sales & Marketing Director, Diamond Aircraft Austria), Captain Abdullah Murad Al Bulushi (CEO, Oman Aviation Academy)
(fltr 2nd row) Li Yu (VP Purchasing & Engineering, Diamond Aircraft Austria), Rashid Saif Al Saadi (Chairman of the Board of the Academy), His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Futaisi (Minister of Transport Oman), His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al-Rasby (Secretary General of Ministry of Defence Oman), Dr Dhafir Awad Al Shanfari (Deputy Chairman of the Academy)

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