Urbe Aero Flight Academy placed a large order for the purchase of new training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft, due to the relationship the Academy has had with the aircraft manufacturer for years, offering a modern fleet to its students. With this new investment, the current 11- aircraft fleet at Rome Urbe Airport in Italy, will be increased by seven new DA40-NG single-engine aircraft and one DA42-VI twin-engine aircraft.

From the very beginning, Urbe Aero Flight Academy has believed in innovation and technology as the key for success, offering high level training from the early steps of flying as a commitment to its own students. This new investment is a testimony to its vision. By adding further DA40-NG and DA42-VI aircraft to its fleet, the academy is not only adding a modern, safe, and reliable training aircraft, but also showing its care for the environment. The aircraft equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpits and powered by the efficient 168 hp AUSTRO AE300 jet-fuel engines,  burn up to 50% less and lead- free fuel and operate quieter than conventional AvGas powered aircraft.

“Thanks to our shareholders' vision and passion for continuous innovation, our Flight Academy is now able to make this important acquisition to cope with current and future partnerships with European airlines,”  stated Prof. Lorenzo Mezzadri, Accountable Manager of Urbe Aero Flight Academy. “The growth of our organization in the last twelve years and the huge number of young pilots we were able to prepare for the major airlines, is clear evidence of a basic solidity for a high-level service. With this investment, our fleet will reach 19 Diamond aircraft (7 DA20-C1, 9 DA40-NG and 3 DA42-VI). Our continuous growth and these new projects would not have been possible without the important collaboration with Diamond Aircraft in which we believed from the very beginning”.

“Urbe Aero Flight Academy has been tremendously benefiting from operating aircraft by the same manufacturer for both single engine and multi engine training. Fleet commonality offers them more advantages, such as minimized instructor standardization, rapid student transition and reduced parts inventories,” said Jane Wang, Sales Director, Diamond Aircraft Austria.

Interested in learning more? Visit Urbe Aero Flight Academy at booth #221 and Diamond Aircraft at booth #417 during the European Airline Training Symposium, taking place this 8-9 November in Berlin, Germany.