Sydney, April 15 2021 – Utility Air Pty Ltd ("Utility Air"), exclusive Distributor for Diamond Aircraft in the region, has announced that it has procured 5 DA20 and 8 DA42 aircraft for the support of Flight Training in the region.
The aircraft are currently on their way to the Diamond Factory in London Ontario, Canada where they will be fully refurbished under the Factory Certified Pre Owned Program. The Aircraft will have new engines, props, interiors and paint as well as having all time life items zeroed.
Utility Air's Managing Director, Stephen Pembro was effusive about the CPO Program. "These aircraft, when completed, will have the appearance and functionality of new aircraft at a significantly lower price. They will also be available sooner than new aircraft and pricing will fall midway between new and used." Pembro continued "One of the most important advantages of the CPO aircraft are their reduced carbon footprint. By effectively recycling an aircraft that has already been built to near new standards, the energy consumed in manufacture is already amortized."
The aircraft will then be made available to Flight Schools in the region for sale or lease, at preferential pricing.
John Oppenheim, Director of Utility Air, added "The past year has been challenging for flight schools. We have seen a lot of organisations which need new product be unable to justify the investment in these uncertain times. Being able to provide a state of the art training aircraft at either a low hourly acquisition cost or a low hourly rate should be a game changer for many of our customers."
The aircraft are expected to be ready for handover to new customers by the end of the third quarter 2021.
About Utility Air:
Operating from corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia, Utility Air provides unparalleled turn-key aviation solutions throughout APAC, including aircraft brokerage, sales, and acquisitions for both new and pre-owned aircraft. Utility Air is the exclusive distributor for both Viking and Diamond Aircraft.
About the Diamond DA20:
A training aircraft that can double as a luxury air tourer. Imagine taking your favorite sports car and adding wings. That's the feeling you get when you strap into the two-seat DA20 and take to the sky. Sporty, sleek and exciting, yet surprisingly affordable, the DA20 offers outstanding performance, with impressive durability and economy for commercial training. The sporty cockpit is one of the most comfortable and intuitive in its class thanks to ergonomically designed seats, available with leather or sheepskin seating surfaces and with 4-point inertia reel safety harnesses as well as a professional instrument panel with top quality equipment and materials throughout.
About the Diamond DA42:
Whether you are a new aviator looking for the perfect first airplane or an experienced IFR pilot with discerning tastes, the DA42, available either with a jet fuel or an AVGAS engine, is the smart choice. The durable composite airframe, ultra-low fuel burn and superb handling make the DA42 a great airplane for twin engine travel, leaseback, and training alike.
For luxurious comfort and style, available features include premium leather interiors in several designs and colors, adjustable pilot seatbacks and lumbar support, electrically adjustable rudder pedals, electric air conditioning, and much more.
The DA42 fully integrated G1000 flight deck, incorporating the latest features with optional ultra-precise GFC700 Automatic Flight Control System, offers superior situational awareness, convenience and safety. Available equipment provides Traffic Advisories, Synthetic Vision Technology, Satellite WX and Entertainment, and more.
Managing Director Utility Air
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