FTEJerez this week took delivery of it’s 5th twin engined Diamond DA-42 aircraft following the aircraft landing at the Jerez international airport from the Diamond factory in Austria.
The arrival of the 5th Diamond DA-42 aircraft signals a new era in the academy’s training history with all multi-engine training now being done on this state-of-the-art glass cockpit aircraft.
Following a thorough training standardisation process since the arrival of the rest of the DA-42 fleet in 2013, the team of FTEJerez multi-engine flight instructors have all moved from the Piper Seneca III fleet to training FTEJerez’s cadet pilots on the new Diamonds.
FTEJerez CEO, Oscar Sordo, highlighting the college’s continued commitment to the delivery of top quality pilot training, re-iterated that it was ‘only fitting that the training at FTEJerez of the cadets of some of the world’s leading airlines, as well as hand picked self-sponsored cadets, should be done utilising the most sophisticated and state-of-the-art training equipment available’.
The Diamond DA-42 twin engine aircraft are powered by the Austro diesel engine that has a proven high level of reliability and is more environmentally friendly on all available jet fuel types. This modern, composite, four-seater aircraft comes equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit including the GFC700 automatic flight control system. All the Diamonds are air-conditioned to enhance the overall quality of training tomorrow’s airline captains at FTEJerez.