Australian Air Force cadets will benefit from the arrival of eight Diamond DA40 NG light aircraft to help them with their flight training.
The Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said, “Over the next ten years these aircraft will provide a standardised flight training platform for aspiring young airmen and women, particularly those in regional areas.
“Defence has signed a 10-year contract with Airflite Pty Ltd, which includes the provision of maintenance services. Airflite has been the principal maintenance contractor for the Royal Australian Air Force PC-9/A aircraft and has provided outstanding support for the past 30 years.”
The Diamond DA40 NG aircraft will be based at RAAF Base Amberley in Southern Queensland, RAAF Base Richmond in NSW and RAAF Base Point Cook in Victoria. The aircraft will be regularly deployed to regional areas on weekends and during school holiday periods.