Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine have formed a partnership with PistonPower to offer the Diamond Airframe and Engine Program on all new DA20, DA40 XLT, DA40NG, DA42-VI and DA62 aircraft, as well as in-service Diamond aircraft, through their authorised sales representatives and authorised service centres worldwide.
The Diamond Airframe and Engine Program is an hourly cost programme where the operator pays an hourly rate based on utilisation, which covers parts and labour for unscheduled and scheduled maintenance. The programme not only provides protection from unforeseen and unscheduled maintenance expenses but also allows predictability of having a fixed budget for the operation of the aircraft or fleet.
Diamond Aircraft Industries CEO Scott McFadzean says: “There has been a real need for this type of programme among piston aircraft owners for years. We are thrilled to be the first piston aircraft and engine manufacturers to offer a programme that jet owners have enjoyed for years. Now with PistonPower our owners and operators can benefit from cost predictability and substantial peace of mind.”
PistonPower CEO Ron Zilberbrand adds: “We are very excited about this new strategic partnership as it will distinguish Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine from other OEMs and increase sales by adding options and value to each covered aircraft. We look forward to enrolling the majority of all new and in-service aircraft sold, as well as in-service aircraft currently flying.”
Zilberbrand previously founded Jet Support Services, the independent provider of service programmes for turbine airframes and engines.