6 new DA40 XLT aircraft sold to UNSW Aviation
Aircraft to be based at Bankstown
Additional aircraft makes UNSW Diamond fleet 14 strong
Diamond Aircraft together with Utility Air, Diamond Aircraft distributor for Australia and New Zealand, have announced that six new Diamond DA40 XLT Aircraft have been sold to the University of New South Wales' School of Aviation (UNSW Aviation). The aircraft, in UNSW Livery, will be hangered in Sydney and used to complement the existing eight DA40 aircraft already owned by UNSW Aviation. As part of the deal, Utility Air will also sponsor UNSW Aviation's Electric Vehicle Racing Development team.
John Oppenheim, a Director of Utility Air, commented, "The University of New South Wales is an organization which we are proud to be associated with. Their School of Aviation are excellent customers, and the further expansion of the fleet is a testimony to the strength of the Diamond product and also our relationship."
Utility Air's Managing Director, Stephen Pembro was effusive about the deal. "To be able to sell a fleet of aircraft to UNSW Aviation is wonderful, and to be able to sponsor the development of Electric Propulsion at the University further enhances our green credentials, something we take very seriously at Utility Air."
Malcolm Good, Director of Flying Operations at UNSW added "UNSW Aviation is delighted to continue our strong relationship with Utility Air and Diamond Aircraft Industries with the purchase of six DA40 XLT aeroplanes. A fantastic addition to our existing fleet of DA40s to enable UNSW Aviation to deliver safe and effective flying training to the next generation of aviation leaders."
The DA40 XLT boasts a durable and aerodynamically efficient all-composite airframe, industry leading Garmin G1000 NXi and is powered by the 180HP IO-360 Lycoming engine. The aircraft has proven itself to be a reliable training aircraft with superb safety and rugged dependability.
Four of the aircraft will be delivered in 2024 and two in 2025.