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KLM Flight Academy fleet upgrade

KLM Flight Academy has entered into an agreement with Diamond Aircraft to replace its aging Avgas-powered training fleet with DA40NG and DA42-VI trainers powered by the 168hp jet fuel AE300 from Austro Engine.

The Groningen Airport Eelde flight academy in the Netherlands has confirmed orders for 12 single engine DA40NG and two twin-engine DA42-VI, with the first deliveries taking place in Q1 2024 and bringing KLM’s fleet of Diamond training aircraft to 18 in total, including (6) DA42-VI and (12) DA40NG types.

According to Auke Dros, managing director at the KLM Flight Academy. “With the replacement of the aging fleet with twelve DA40NG and an additional two DA42-VI aircraft, KLM Flight Academy is ready for the flight training requirements of today and tomorrow.

“The aircraft are quieter, more fuel-efficient and have the latest developments in technology. This means that we can now offer our students even better flight training, The academy also has great interest in purchasing Diamond Aircraft eDA40 types once certified to contribute for a better aviation of tomorrow.”

Sales director, Jane Wang at Diamond Aircraft Austria says. “We are proud that Diamond’s Austro Engine jet-fuel powered DA40NG and DA42-VI are the first choice single and multi-engine trainer aircraft for KLM Flight Academy.

“The aircraft are the ideal flight training solution for professional flight training organizations looking for safe, state-of-the art, fuel-efficient and maintenance-friendly aircraft, and who want to take care of the environment with the best options available on the market today.”

Image accredited to Diamond Aircraft

Author: FTN Editor

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