Austria’s Diamond Aircraft has delivered a DA62 piston-twin to UK flight inspection services provider Flight Calibration Services (FCSL).

The aircraft – registration G-GBAS – will join the London-based company’s two Piper PA-31 Navajos in inspecting and calibrating airfield navigation aids – including instrument landing systems and primary and secondary radars – for airports and airfield owners.

To maximise operational efficiency, the DA62 has 28 antennas and FCSL’s bespoke flight inspection system, says FCSL director Matt Taiyeb.


Diamond Aircraft Industries

The diesel-fuelled DA62 entered service in late 2015 as Diamond’s top-end product.

By the middle of April the company had delivered 11 units, and it says production of the Austro AE330-powered type is sold out for the rest of this year.

The Weiner Neustadt-based airframer plans to produce one DA62 per week by the end of the second quarter, rising to 60 aircraft per year in 2017.

Source: Flight International