Norway-based Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) has taken delivery of three new DA40 NGs from Diamond Aircraft Canada as part of its ongoing expansion plans.

The academy is currently building an all-new fleet of DA40 NG and DA42 NG aircraft. They are equipped with jet-fuel Austro engines and the Garmin G1000 glass cockpits.

CEO Frode Granlund saying both types have been embraced by the students and flight instructors because of the modern design, great flight characteristics as a training aircraft, and very low noise- and vibration level.

“From a business perspective, the fleet of all Diamond Aircraft has also been a huge success,” Granlund added. “The operational costs are much lower than with our previous fleet, and the utilisation is much higher due to less fuel stops and longer maintenance intervals.”

Scott McFadzean, COO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc., said, “We are proud of our relationship with Pilot Flight Academy and commend them on their vision regarding new technologies.”

PFA also recently ordered two DA42 NG simulators from Diamond Aircraft.