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In a significant step toward modernizing its fleet, Lufthansa Aviation Training has welcomed three new multiengine DA42-VIs. The handover ceremony at Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, earlier this week marked the beginning of a strategic enhancement to Lufthansa’s aviation education capabilities.

The DA42-VI signifies a commitment to eco-friendly aviation training, burning up to 50 percent less jet-A than traditional avgas counterparts. Its introduction aligns with Lufthansa Aviation Training’s dedication to resource efficiency, modernity, and safety in pilot education.

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Raymund Obst, head of pilot school European Flight Academy, emphasized the role of these new aircraft in shaping future pilots.

“We are preparing future pilots for their cockpit careers in a resource-efficient, state-of-the-art, and safe manner,” Obst said.

Jane Wang, sales director at Diamond Aircraft Austria, highlighted the global popularity of the DA42-VI among leading flight schools, emphasizing its economic advantages and exceptional low-noise performance. The three DA42-VI trainers will be stationed in Grenchen, Switzerland.

Equipped with advanced features such as efficient jet fuel Austro engines, Garmin G1000 NXi, and optional electrically driven air conditioning, the DA42-VI represents a versatile choice for multiengine training. Its all-composite design reflects Diamond Aircraft’s commitment to providing modern and technologically advanced solutions for flight training.

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