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airBaltic signs for additional Diamonds to join pilot academy
The Latvia-based training school has decided to continue its successful cooperation with long-term partner Diamond Aircraft by securing the delivery of an additional five aircraft through to 2030.
DAA head of civil aircraft sales Anton Chirkovski with airBaltic SVP flight operations Vilmantas Vaclovas Mažonas, DAA sales director Jane Wang and airBaltic Training general manager Kristaps Lapsa. (Copyright: Kārlis Miksons, airBaltic Training)

AirBaltic Training, a subsidiary of the Latvia-based airline airBaltic, is to acquire two DA42-VI and three all-electric eDA40 aircraft from Diamond Aircraft. This grows the AirBaltic Training Pilot Academy's fleet to 15 aircraft in total.

Pauls Cālītis, chief operations officer of airBaltic, says: "The upcoming arrival of these innovative aircraft is a significant milestone in our mission to provide top-tier, sustainable training for future pilots. We are dedicated to expanding our fleet with cutting-edge technology to meet the growing demand for highly skilled aviation professionals. Therefore, we have decided to continue our successful cooperation with our long-term partner Diamond Aircraft by jointly agreeing on the delivery of an additional five aircraft, gradually, until 2030. The AirBaltic Training Pilot Academy, which recently celebrated the addition of its 10th Diamond DA40 NG aircraft, continues to invest in advanced training technologies."

"We are excited to announce that our long-term customer AirBaltic Training will acquire additional DA42-VI and our all-electric eDA40 aircraft. This investment underscores its commitment to embracing cutting-edge technology and sustainability in flight training," adds Jane Wang, sales director, Diamond Aircraft Austria. "We look forward to continuing our strong partnership and supporting their growth in the years to come."

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