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DA62s will enable Qinetic to deliver top flight services
The DA62 MPP is the latest variant of Diamond Aircraft's special mission aircraft portfolio. The carbon fibre, twin engine aircraft is equipped with a glass cockpit and autopilot, making it well suited to QinetiQ's missions.
The DA62 can remain airborne for up to eight hours.
Read this story in our January 2022 printed issue.

QinetiQ, a German provider of airborne special mission operations and technical solutions, has placed an order for two Diamond DA62 MPP aircraft. This is a key milestone for QinetiQ in its plan to deliver next generation aerial services in Europe.

Equipped with the newest technology, the multi-purpose platform aircraft will support QinetiQ's delivery of training and reconnaissance missions, due to the “exceptional” period of time that the Diamond aircraft will be able to spend in the air.

QinetiQ MD Volker Wallrodt says: “We have signed the contract with Diamond Aircraft for the purchase of two DA62 MPP aircraft to expand the capabilities of our fleet and further develop our aerial services for the benefit of our customers.”

The DA62 MPP is the latest variant of Diamond Aircraft's 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 turbo charged jet fuel engines which enable the aircraft to stay airborne for up to eight hours due to their fuel efficiency. The company says the carbon fibre material provides for unlimited airframe life and is not subject to corrosion, even when operated in saline and humid environments.

“We are very pleased and excited about QinetiQ's decision to add the powerful and cost-efficient DA62 MPP to its fleet of aircraft,” adds Mario Spiegel, sales manager special mission aircraft division, Diamond Aircraft Austria. “This underlines again the leading position of Diamond's special mission aircraft within the industry.”

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