Flight Training is a business.
Your aircraft are business tools. They need to meet the mission, be safe and generate the maximum margins for your business. Choosing the right aircraft for your business is a critical decision. How do you choose the right aircraft for your business when there is no single aircraft that can do “everything?” The answer is simple: go with the only manufacturer that offers a complete fleet of modern training aircraft – Diamond Aircraft. From ab-initio through IFR, Commercial, or multiengine training, Diamond has the right aircraft to match any mission.
Keeping costs down and boosting margins.
Flying is a passion. Flight training is a business. Whether you run a small FTO / ATO or a large University program, cost is a major driver. Your flight training aircraft must be safe and generate the maximum possible margin for your business. Anything less and you don’t compete.
What is the right aircraft for your business?
That depends on the type of pilot being trained, what level they are being trained to, and what the utilization will be. No single aircraft model meets all training needs. Diamond’s dedication to flight training has shaped our product line of modern fuel efficient aircraft, each with a specific training application in mind. From PPL to ab-initio through IFR, commercial or multi-engine training, Diamond has an aircraft to match your mission. The choices you make today will define your future success. Resale Value and Track Record.
Resale Value and Track Record.
Lease, finance or purchase, the true cost of any aircraft is defined
as much by its resale value as its purchase price. Diamond’s rugged composite airframes reduce the visible wear and tear (hangar rash), are designed for easy refurbishment, have no life limit and have been proven in over 2 million flight hours and over a decade of operation worldwide. The modern, fuel efficient design will appeal for many years to come.
Fuel costs have become the single largest hourly expense for many high utilization operators, exceeding even capital and insurance costs. Where will this trend go? No one knows, but up is a safe bet! That’s why Diamond is bullish on aerodynamic efficiency and even alternative fuel powerplants. The unmatched efficiency of a Diamond means that you’ll be competitive regardless of where fuel prices go.
Will Avgas be available in 5 years? In 10? We don’t know either but we hedged our bets by developing multifuel compatible fuel systems for all our aircraft and investing in state-of-the-art fuel technology including automotive and jet fuel. This makes Diamond Aircraft the only provider of these systems. With our aircraft we deliver technology for the next 20 years and longer.
Parts can be a significant part of overall operating costs. Have you checked the airframe parts cost of the aircraft you are considering? We build our parts to last and price them low.
Keep your fleet flying.
When it’s flying, the aircraft generates revenue, when it’s AOG, it costs money. Demonstrated reliability gives you confidence that unscheduled downtime is minimized, not only for the cost of repair, but for the lost opportunity cost.
Good aircraft engineers cost good money and they are worth it. Diamond places special emphasis on reducing wasted time and labor costs with modular design and easily accessed inspection items.
Diamond’s safety record and economical repairability have resulted in low premiums for Diamond Aircraft operators.
Mission: get the right tool for the job.
Diamond’s complete fleet and range of options lets you efficiently tailor the aircraft to the mission. PPL, CPL, ATP (Ab Initio), CFI, CFII, SEL; MEL.
Ask any successful commercial operator and they will tell you that fleet commonality simply makes business sense. Diamond Aircraft offers all the advantages of fleet commonality including minimized instructor standardization, rapid student transition, reduced parts inventories and maintenance training.
As the lead OEM for the Garmin G1000, we are often asked about investing in glass: Should you invest in glass – that depends on what you are preparing your students for. Which is the best glass cockpit – the one that offers the maximum upgradeability and isn’t obsoleted by changing hardware. Diamond is uniquely positioned to answer your questions without bias as we are the only OEM offering aircraft with a
choice of Garmin, Aspen or conventional cockpit.
Proven flight training track record.
Do the aircraft you are considering have a proven flight training record? If not, can you justify taking that risk? Diamond Aircraft’s accumulated flight training experience is reflected in every aircraft in our fleet today.
Our network of International Diamond Regional Distribution Centers provides you with easy access to the industry’s most professional and knowledgeable sales representatives. They can answer any questions you may have. Our commitment to you continues long after you have taken delivery of your aircraft. Our comprehensive warranties and available all-inclusive maintenance programs inspire confidence and make ownership worry free. Adding to this we have dedicated field service reps, comprehensive maintenance seminars, an extensive network of factory trained service centers, as well as comprehensive technical and parts support – we’ve got you covered! No matter where you are or when you need us, we’re there with you.
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