Monday, August 21, 2017

Russian aviation authorities demonstrate first Austrian Diamond DA40s

On Monday, the Russian Civil Aviation Administration demonstrated the first Austrian Diamond DA40 airplanes to be assembled in Russia at the Yekaterinburg airport.

Designed for use in domestic flight training, the four-seat, single-engined DA40 airplanes were produced by Austria's Diamond Aircraft Industries and assembled by Ural Works of Civil Aviation company, The Voice of Russia reports.

Russian Acting Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov was present at the inaugural flight of the DA40, and expressed his confidence that Russian production operations will begin by 2016.

The planes will be assembled in Yekaterinburg and shipped to major Russian aviation schools, including St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation and the Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School, according to The Voice of Russia.