Press Release on CCAT Website
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
GAMSTON WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Following U.K. certification of the first British registered DA-40 TDi, the ‘Diamond Star Diesel’, the Cabair Group has confirmed an order with ‘Diamond Aircraft U.K. for new ‘state of the art’ training aircraft valued at over £3 million over the next 6 months.
The initial order for 8 x DA-40 TDi Diamond Star single engine ‘IFR’ equipped aircraft will see immediate deliveries to Cranfield for usage by Cabair College of Air Training on JAA approved Integrated ATPL courses for airline and self-sponsored students.
Further single engine deliveries later in the year will be followed by a number of DA-42 Twin Star aircraft when certified for use on advanced phase training and programmes for the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating.
These aircraft will all be utilised by the Cabair Group of Aviation Companies which operate Europe’s largest pilot training and rental fleet with over 150 aeroplanes and helicopters on call. Cabair Flying Schools has eight Private Pilot training centres in Southern England and the Group’s two Commercial Pilot training colleges are located at Cranfield (Cabair College of Air Training) and Bournemouth (European Pilot Training Academy).
CCAT Chief Executive Graham Austin receiving the first aircraft from Bob Green, Managing Director Diamond Aircraft UK Limited.
The fleet which flies over 60,000 hours per year is maintained in-house by Cabair Maintenance facilities at Elstree and Cranfield. In addition, the company operates its own Air Operators Certificate for fixed wing and helicopter ad-hoc charter based from its Headquarters at Elstree in North London and has a training affiliate, Orlando Flight Training, in Florida, USA.