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Welcome to DEA

The leader in Diamond DA42 based special operations.

DEA operates more DA42 aircraft in more countries and with a greater variety of special operations than any other the world!



DEA is recruiting in 2015. Pilot roles are available.

 (Please see "Opportunities with DEA")


DEA's new Part 145 Facility now offering CAMO and maintenance capablities to Diamond/Cessna/Piper/Slingsby operators



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Recent news

DEA Special Operations Features in EBAN

November 2014's European Business Aviation News (EBAN) carried an article on twin engine piston operations. DEA was quoted in the article as follows:

Peter Bondar is responsible for nine Diamond DA42s at Diamond Executive Aviation in the UK. “I think the key thing that we have observed is that dispatch reliability improves if you have got a uniform fleet,” he says. “


First ever all-female flight inspection crew takes to air

The world’s first ever all-female flight inspection crew recently returned from a deployment to Morocco.

Headed up by Carole Thompson from New Zealand’s Radiola Aerospace, it’s believed this is the first time anywhere in the world that an all-female crew has undertaken a flight inspection mission.

The crew was made up of Captain Evelyn Sissingh and First Officer Louise Courtney, both of Radiola’s prime aircraft provider, Diamond Executive Aviation (DEA) based in the United Kingdom, and Carole Thompson as Inspection Group Manager for Radiola.


DEA to offer maintenance services to Diamond AIrcraft operators

October 2014: DEA has announced its support for Diamond Aicraft operators with the upgrade from  'fleet service' status to "Diamond Service Centre". Initially DA40 and DA42s will be supported followed by DA20s this year. Next year DEA will add support for other manufacturers as well.

DEA is already a Centurion/Continental and Austro service centre. By combining DEA's existing stock and refurbished parts management together with an enhanced stock holding, DEA will provide the best service capablity of any Diamond Service Centre in the UK.


DEA signs lease for second hangar and second office block at Gamston

September 2014: DEA expands UK operations, signs lease with Retford Airport to aquire hangar no 3 next to DEA's existing hangar no 2 along with an additional 5,000 sq ft office block.

DEA will start operations from the new facilties from October 2014. New facilties double Part 145 maintenance hangar facilities and triple existing office space.


DEA adds eleventh DA42, G-DEAI to the fleet

July 2014: DEA's eleventh DA42, G-DEAI was added to the fleet during June 2014. G-DEAI, a DA42 will be based in Rome at Urbe Airport (LIRU).

G-DEAI joins G-PAPE based in Padua to support DEA's European Operations with a Part 145 support base at Treviso airport. G-DEAI will be operated under DEA's EU-OPS AOC, primarily focussed on air-taxi operations.

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