airBaltic training orders additional three Diamond Aircraft

  • 2019-07-18
  • TBT Staff

RIGA - airBaltic Training has ordered additional three single-engine DA40 NG training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft for the airline’s established Pilot Academy. The additional aircraft will be delivered in 2020. Currently airBaltic Pilot Academy has seven training aircraft – six Diamond DA40 NG and one Diamond DA42-VI.

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “Our state-of-the-art Diamond Aircraft fleet is one the success factors for the airBaltic Pilot Academy, which is the go-to program for aspiring Baltic pilots. Only Pilot Academy offers high calibre pilot training, which will lead to employment as an airBaltic pilot.”

“This additional order for Diamond Aircraft supports the continued growth of our training capabilities. In addition, we are now certified by The Latvian Civil Aviation Agency to do Diamond aircraft maintenance on our own,” Pauls Cālītis added.

Amila Spiegel, Sales & Marketing Director at Diamond Aircraft Industries Austria: “We are happy that airBaltic Training’s experience with our flight training system lead to further acquisitions of Diamond airplanes. It shows that Diamond’s Flight Training Concept, the only sole source supplier of a full range efficient, safe, modern single and twin aircraft along with type-specific simulators and proprietary engines, meets the latest industry technology and operation standards for airline-oriented pilot training institutions.”

This autumn the first students will already graduate the program and join the airline as pilots. airBaltic Pilot Academy has recently opened application process for the autumn-winter group of 2019. For more information and applications, please visit:

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In summer season 2019, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca.