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Hawker Pacific sells 4 Diamonds to Arena Aviation

Hawker Pacific, Asia Pacific’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company is delighted to announce the sale of two Diamond DA40-CS Lycoming aircraft and two Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft to Arena International Aviation (trading as Johnston Aviation Services), in Port Macquarie. The aircraft were accepted today at the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport Geelong.

The four aircraft, which will be delivered in April, make up the first of 20 aircraft which the flight training and charter organisation have an option to purchase, with deliveries expected in 2014. The aircraft will be used for flight training, catering for up to 300 Chinese students from Hainan Airlines.

Hawker Pacific’s Sales Manager, Australia, NZ, the Pacific said: “Hawker Pacific very recently made the first-ever sale of a DA20-C1 fitted with the G500 Glass Cockpit within Australia and New Zealand and we’re thrilled to have another two secured in such a short time. Additionally, the DA40-CS is a fantastic machine that continues to be popular with flight training schools because of its versatility as it can be customised with many options to suit a range of missions. Together, the four aircraft are an all-round smart business decision for Arena, and we look forward to our continuing relationship with them.”

Kevin McMurtrie, Chief Pilot Arena International Aviation said: “This is the first phase of our company’s training fleet renewal plan, with further DA20s and DA40s to be introduced in late 2013/early 2014. The four new additions will be of immense benefit to our students in achieving their training goals, whilst providing us with low maintenance costs, high dispatch rates and efficiencies and savings in hourly operating costs due to the DA20 and DA40’s low fuel flow. The purchases represent our company’s development into the Chinese pilot training market as we continue to provide high levels of pilot license training that our students have come to expect.” The factory-equipped Garmin Glass cockpit solution for the Diamond DA20-C1 was introduced in mid-2009, and joins the G1000 equipped DA40 and DA42, giving cockpit commonality across Diamond’s complete line of piston aircraft. The DA20 offers Garmin 10" wide PFD/MFD glass cockpit, redesigned panel, 125hp TCM IO-240 with Sensenich fixed pitch propeller, 5gph in typical flight training operations, 450lb full fuel useful load, utility category certification to max gross weight and is Spin Certified.

The modern, composite four-seater DA40-CS single engine aircraft are powered by the Lycoming IO-360-M1A Avgas engine, and are equipped with a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit. The DA40 is an overall outstanding entry-level, state-of-the art aircraft for flying school operators. It is extremely well-equipped, carries leading edge technology and offers a high level of economy, safety and performance. Hawker Pacific is the appointed distributor for Diamond Aircraft in Australia and New Zealand. Follow @HawkerPacific on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Hawker Pacific

Notes to Editor:

1. Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with nearly 600 employees. The company’s Asian operations include established businesses in Singapore, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Beechcraft Corporation, Bell Helicopter and Diamond Aircraft. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally. Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with a network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore, Perth, Shanghai and Malaysia. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities, 24/7 on demand aircraft charter from a modern aircraft fleet, flight operations and total aircraft management. Hawker Pacific’s product support activities include MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopter for corporate, charter, defence and special mission operators throughout the region. Other services include aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics parts and service, plus the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales. 

Hawker Pacific holds the highest certification levels and accreditations including CASA, EASA and FAA certification, ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas accreditation, plus OEM customer / airworthiness approvals by 26 major global suppliers and civil and military regulatory authorities. These set the company apart from most others operating in the region, giving it a capacity to deliver complex special mission modifications for both civil and military customers. The company’s customers include airlines, commuter, corporate, general aviation, helicopter and special mission operators, governments and the military.

2. Diamond DA20-C1 Sporty. Sleek. Exciting yet surprisingly affordable. The DA20-C1 is available with standard avionics, and two glass cockpit options: your choice of the Aspen EFD 1000 or the Garmin G500. Imagine taking your favourite sports car and adding wings. That's the feeling you get when you strap into the DA20 and take to the skies. The DA20 offers outstanding performance and impressive economy. Walking up to a DA20, you know this is no ordinary airplane. With a fighter-like canopy, responsive centrestick controls and comfortable bucket seats, it’s clear this airplane will put a smile on your face. And it should - it’s pleased some of the toughest customers in the world, like the United States Air Force.

3. Diamond DA40CS: The DA40 - is a four-seat, single engine, all composite, technically advanced aircraft thatıfeatures the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit. The aircraft’s fuel economy, performance and industry-leading safety record makes it a favorite of leading flight training organizations and personal operators. It is well suited for primary and instrument flight training, as well as for personal ransportation. The superb single-engine DA40CS has impeccable performance management options and an unbeatable safety record. Available with a choice of a Lycoming Avgas or Austro- Diesel engine, the aircraft has a durable composite construction, low operating costs and showcases an extremely capable Garmin G1000 WAAS certified cockpit and advanced avionics, giving new and advanced pilots a precise, smooth and enjoyable experience.

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For more information please contact: 

Tony Jones
Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight
ServicesGroup
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