Egnatia Aviation is expanding its current Diamond fleet with another six Diamond aircraft: five single-engine DA40 NG and one twin DA42-VI.
Both types are the latest models with Garmin G1000 NXI flightdecks and Austro engines.
Dimitris Lymperakis, Director of Greece-based Egnatia Aviation, said, “It is a strategic decision to actively address the booming pilot demand for the next 20 years, therefore we have placed an order of six new Diamond aircraft which will be delivered by end of 2019, with the option for another six for 2020.
“This will increase our fleet to 22 aircraft forming one of the biggest and youngest fleets of Diamond aircraft globally.
“Our commitment to provide the highest level of airline pilot training and at the same time significantly increase our capacity can only be achieved by teaming-up with leading partners in the market, such as Diamond Aircraft. The proven efficiency and performance of Diamond aircraft was a one-way decision for us.”
Egnatia Aviation is 100% commercial pilot training following airline procedures, methodology and environment. It provides training to the cadets of major airlines such as Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Iraqi Airways and Wizz Air.