Friday, April 1, 2011

Embry-Riddle Prescott Fleet Upgrades to Diamond DA42 NGs

Prescott, Ariz., March 31, 2011 – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flight Line in Prescott will take delivery of four Diamond Aircraft DA42 NG twin engine aircraft before the new school year. The new DA42s will be used as multi-engine trainers for new flight students starting in August.


“We selected the Diamond DA42 NG after evaluating all the light twin engine aircraft on the market,” said William O'Hara, Interim Director of Flight Operations at Embry-Riddle Prescott. “The DA42 NG provides us with an exceptionally safe and fuel-efficient multi-engine training platform with the latest in engine, avionics and airframe technologies. And, the AE300 turbo-diesel is perfect for our high altitude training environment.”

The DA42 NG incorporates an all-carbon fiber airframe with FADEC, twin turbo-diesel AE300 engines from Austro Engine, and the latest avionics from Garmin, including the G1000 integrated glass cockpit with GFC 700 automated flight control system and Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT).

“With the sale of DA42 NGs to Prescott, Diamond is pleased to expand our relationship with Embry-Riddle. The DA42 NG is an excellent choice for Embry-Riddle's mission of preparing their students to be the best professional pilots in the industry,” commented David Moser, Director of Fleet Sales for Diamond Aircraft.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.


For more information about Diamond Aircraft (North America) visit http://www.diamondaircraft.com/


For more information about Diamond Aircraft (International) visit http://www.diamond-air.at/


Media Contact
Susan Larsen
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86310
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
(928) 777-6731
susan.larsen@erau.edu

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