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FTE Jerez expands fleet with DA-42 aircraft

Spain-based Flight Training Organisation FTE Jerez has announced the expansion of its fleet, confirming an order with Diamond for up to eight DA-42 diesel twin-engine aircraft, with a list price of €6m.The first two Diamond DA 42-VI twin-engined aircraft are expected to arrive at FTEJerez before the end of the year with further deliveries expected in 2013. Two state-of-the-art new generation Diamond Simulation FNPTII flight training devices will complement the acquisition of the new aircraft.

These aircraft will join FTEJerez’s current fleet of 20 Piper Warrior and 7 Piper Seneca aircraft and accompanying flight training devices.

Oscar Sordo, CEO of FTEJerez, said, ‘”We are really excited about this. The transition to a modern airline cockpit will be much easier from these glass cockpit equipped aircraft and the latest safety features that they offer”.

Christian Dries, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Aircraft, said, “We are honoured to be awarded this contract from FTEJerez, as it shows that the Diamond Flight Training Concept meets the latest industry standards in question of Aircraft and Simulator Technology for an airline oriented pilot training institution.”