DA62 and DA42 MPP Africa Demonstration Tour

Flight path from Austria to South Africa

(fltr) The two ferry pilots from Diamond Aircraft Industries Austria Martin Scherrer and Markus Fischer

Diamond Aircraft's DA42 MPP PANDION maritime patrol turnkey solution

Diamond Aircraft’s exciting new DA62 twin and DA42 MPP special mission aircraft are touring Africa in September with stops at the biggest air show in South Africa "Africa Aerospace & Defence" and at "Gaborone International Air Show" in Botswana (24 September 2016).

Martin Scherrer, Head of Flight Operations and Markus Fischer, Sales Director Special Mission Aircraft – both at Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH – ferried the two aircraft to South Africa and have shared impressive numbers on this flight:

The distance of 5,183 nm (9,599 km) from Diamond Aircraft Industries’ headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria to Lanseria Airport, South Africa were made in 3.5 days with a total airborne time of 30:24 hours, following this route: Wr. Neustadt (Austria) - Burgas (Bulgaria) – Paphos (Cypres) – Luxor (Egypt) – Khartoum (Sudan) – Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) – Nairobi (Kenya) – Lilongwe (Malawi) - Lanseria (South Africa).

The DA62 was flown with an average ground speed of 170.5 kts (315.7 km/h) and was burning 15.1 USGal/hr (57 l/hr) on average. The DA42 MPP used approximately 10% less fuel at similar speeds.


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