Diamond Aircraft announce 60-aircraft purchase agreement with Saudi training centre
PUBLISHED: 16:50 18 December 2018
The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), a CAE Authorized Training Centre, has selected Diamond Aircraft twin DA42-VI and single DA40 NG for its training centre
The agreement will comprise 60 airplanes over a five-year period. Delivery of the first 12 aircraft will start February 2019.
The DA40 NG and the DA42-VI represent the newest versions of Diamond’s technology leading piston aircraft fleet, the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframes, avionics and power plants.
The aircraft are equipped with efficient, clean and reliable jet-fuel piston Austro engines and Garmin G1000 NXi avionics systems, representing the very best of modern piston aircraft technology.
“We are proud to be SNCA’s choice of training aircraft for the establishment of their new flight training organization,” says Amila Spiegel, Sales & Marketing Director Diamond Aircraft Austria.
“The commitment of another reputable big flight school to our airplanes and flight training solution proves we are meeting the demands of flight training organisations worldwide.”
Anthony Miller, director of global business Development at SNCA said: “This purchase agreement is one of the largest in history of aviation academies in Saudi Arabia and perhaps the Middle East region. It also marks a new era of aviation training in The Kingdom which is well aligned with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.
“SNCA is determined to provide the aviation industry with highly qualified male and female pilots who will be part of the development of our aviation industry and serve as an integral tool for development in the region.”