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Two Diamond Special Mission Aircraft for 2Excel Aviation Limited

Diamond Aircraft’s Special Mission Division recently signed a purchase contract with 2Excel Aviation, a UK aviation services business, for two DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft.

2Excel’s customer base includes Government Departments, Oil Industries, Airlines, and Airline Brokers. 2Excel delivers innovative solutions to complex aviation challenges, including cutting-edge Capability Development, Special Missions, Charter, and Large Aircraft Maintenance.  

Arnie Palmer, 2Excel Aviation’s Director of Special Missions, said: “We are acquiring these fantastic DA62s to bolster our fleet of special missions aircraft to service our rapidly growing customer base.  The aircraft will make our operations even more efficient by reducing operating and maintenance costs. They will also help us to reduce our emissions in line with our ambitious carbon reduction plan.”

“2Excel is one of the most prestigious service providers in airborne operations. We are honored to have them select our DA62 MPP special mission aircraft for their highly professional business,” said Mario Spiegel, Sales Manager, Special Mission Aircraft Division at Diamond Aircraft Austria. “Once again our remote sensing platform was selected by a reputable organization which shows that the trend is definitely towards more sustainable and smaller aircraft in this business.”

Markus Fischer, Director, Special Mission Aircraft Division at Diamond Aircraft Austria, said: “Another significant milestone in our long-term Special Mission Aircraft business development strategy. We are proud of 2Excel’s trust in closing the gap of operation requirements to the next higher class with the DA62 Special Mission Aircraft. Together with 2Excel we will continue to work on the further development of their DA62 MPP in order to meet their specific requirements to make it an even more competitive aircraft.”

The DA62 MPP is the latest variant of Diamond Aircraft’s successful Special Mission Aircraft portfolio. The all-carbon-fibre, twin-engine aircraft is equipped with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and a fully integrated autopilot. It is powered by two 180HP turbo charged AE330 jet-fuel engines from Austro Engine (a sister company of Diamond Aircraft) which enable the aircraft to stay airborne for up to eight hours due to their superb fuel efficiency. The carbon fibre material provides for unlimited airframe life and is not subject to corrosion, even when operated in saline and humid environments. Together, fuel efficiency and the unlimited airframe life combine for extremely low direct operating costs, making the DA62 MPP the most cost-efficient Special Mission Aircraft in its class.

More than 130 Diamond Special Mission Aircraft are in operations worldwide. Delivery of the brand-new DA62 MPP’s is planned for 2023.

About Diamond Aircraft’s Special Mission Concept

Like no other special mission aircraft supplier, Diamond Aircraft has taken its special mission concept into a 360° turnkey solution: one single point of contact. The special mission turnkey solutions comprise a cost-efficient fixed wing remote sensing Diamond Aircraft platform, airborne sensors, data-links, ground stations, global support, spare parts, tooling, transport as well as the corresponding pilot, operator and maintenance training. To find out more, please visit

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