Sydney company Utility Air has taken on the distributorship for Diamond Aircraft spares in Australia and New Zealand, it was announced last week.
Utility Air, which is the Diamond sales agent for the two countries, plans to stock around 18,000 items in their Sydney warehouse, cutting down service times for Diamond aircraft and supporting sales in the region,
"Diamond Aircraft are the best GA Aircraft in the world” said Utility Air managing director, Stephen Pembro. “Now, with the introduction of our facility in Sydney, we will be able to provide our owner base with faster access to parts and a large stock holding in the country.
"This should be a game changer in the region for Diamond and our customers.”
Utility Air Director John Oppenheim said the decision to invest in Sydney made sense because it was central to the region and he believed it would provide fast support to the market from Perth to New Zealand.
"We have worked hard with Diamond to identify the perfect initial stock to support the region," Oppenheim said. "We have over 18,000 items on the shelf, ranging from individual rivets to large components. We have also ensured that every aircraft in the range is covered, irrespective of how many are in service at the moment.”
There are currently over 150 Diamond aircraft on the Australian civil register alone, ranging from the Diamond DA42 Twinstar down to the HK36 Super Dimona motor glider. Many DA20 and DA40 singles are in service with flight training academies right around both Australia and New Zealand.
Utility Air is an aircraft sales operation that distributes new Diamond and Viking aircraft and acts also as a broker for second-hand aircraft sales.