Diamond Aircraft has announced that ATP (Airline Transport Professionals) will provide factory-authorized initial and recurrent type rating flight training for the Diamond D-JET personal jet.
“The D-JET is designed primarily for the owner/pilot market and, as such, the type rating training needs to be different than conventional business jet type training,” said Peter Maurer, President of Diamond Aircraft. “ATP has a well-proven track record of transitioning piston pilots to jet aircraft, and they offer an established network covering the continental USA. The initial type training is one thing, but to keep D-JET pilots current and safe, we feel that accessible and convenient recurrent training and ready access to instructor and safety pilots is very important. ATP offers all of these, and as our D-JET fleet grows, so will the number of ATP D-JET training centers across North America. We are pleased that ATP is not only a very good customer, but that this partnership will add value and convenience to the D-JET ownership experience for all customers.”
In November 2006, ATP announced its purchase of 20 D-JETs, plus options, as well as five (5) Diamond Simulation D-JET Flight Training Devices (FTDs). With this fleet, ATP will not only offer professional jet flight training, but will also offer use of these aircraft to D-JET owners such that they can obtain training and type rating prior to taking delivery of their own aircraft.