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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 looks for additional AOC Captains

DEA is always looking for exceptional  people to join as DEA AOC Captains.

With an eclectic mix of types of flying, together with a wide range of locations and demanding tasking from our partners, DEA could be the perfect opportunity for you!

DEA ferries 8th member of fleet from Seattle to the UK.

N785CM, a DA42 Twin Star was flown by DEA commanders Chris Dawes and 'johnny' English aka WKT03 and WKT04, from Boeing Airfield, Seattle to DEA's base at Gamston, UK over 4 days in July, a distance of 4120 nautical miles.

N785CM will become G-XDEA shortly and join the UK DEA fleet operating from Gamston, EGNE.

DEA exhibits at Farnborough 2012

DEA joins forces with Diamond Airborne Sensing and 3SDL to exhibit at Farnborough.

The appropriately named G-DSPY, one of DEA's DA42MPPs will be beaming live video from its Wescam MX15 camera during the week long event.

DEA aircraft compete for the longest trip

DEA's fleet of aircraft continue to reach new horizons, recently DEA's fleet of aircraft have tried to outdo each other. So which location if further from the UK; Amristar, Dar Es Salaam or Seattle?


DEA contracted to monitor Elgin Gas Platform

Diamond-Executive Aviation supports Cobham Aviation Services and Oil Spill Response Ltd

Diamond-Executive Aviation Ltd (DEA), the leading commercial operator of the Diamond DA42 Twin Star, has been contracted to support Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) on behalf of Cobham Aviation Services, the prime contractor to OSRL.

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