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Lufthansa Aviation Training takes on three DA42-VI trainers
The DA42-VI is an excellent multi-engine training platform, popular at many leading flight schools, that burns up to half as much fuel as conventional AvGas-powered aircraft and is exceptionally silent.
Representatives from Lufthansa Aviation Training and Diamond Aircraft at the handover ceremony in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

On 5 February, 2024 a Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) delegation accepted three jet-fuel powered DA42-VI multi-engine training aircraft at Diamond Aircraft's headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. These are the first three of seven DA42-VI aircraft ordered by LAT in December 2022.

"European Flight Academy trains its student pilots to the highest level, which includes a modern fleet of training aircraft at our flight school locations. With the new training aircraft, we are preparing future pilots for their cockpit careers in a resource-efficient and safe manner," says Raymund Obst, head of pilot schools, European Flight Academy, a brand of LAT.

"The DA42-VI is an excellent multi-engine training platform, popular at many leading flight schools all over the world, that burns up to 50 per cent less fuel than conventional Avgas-powered aircraft and is exceptionally silent," adds Jane Wang, sales director at Diamond Aircraft Austria. "We are very proud and happy to celebrate another delivery to our renowned customer."

The brand-new DA42-VI multi-engine trainers will be placed at the European Flight Academy location in Grenchen, Switzerland.

The four-seat DA42-VI is the newest version of Diamond's technology leading light piston twin, the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframe, avionics and powerplants. The all-composite DA42-VIs are equipped with efficient, silent, clean and reliable 168 hp jet fuel Austro AE300 engines, Garmin G1000 NXi with three-axis automatic flight control system and optional electrically driven air conditioning.

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