• Diamond Aircraft's DA62 large twin. (Diamond Aircraft)
    Diamond Aircraft's DA62 large twin. (Diamond Aircraft)

Sydney-based Utility Air has taken over the Australia and New Zealand agency for Diamond Aircraft.

Previously, Hawker Pacific was the local agent for Diamond.

In an announcement released this morning, Diamond Aircraft CEO Scott McFadzean welcomed Utility Air as the new agent.

“We are delighted to welcome Utility Air to the Diamond Aircraft family and look forward to continuing the growth of Diamond Aircraft operating in this region," he said.

Utility Air Managing Director Stephen Pembro has a long history with the brand, having been with Hawker Pacific for many years selling Diamond aircraft.

“Working closely with Diamond in the market place is a great honor,” said Utility Air Managing Director, Stephen Pembro. “The Diamond product is one which I have a great deal of passion for, having been personally associated with the brand now for many years.

"This is without a doubt the most desirable GA aircraft available and we look forward to taking our customers on a journey of discovery.”

Utility Air has said it will spend the rest of 2019 engaging with customers before embarking on a demo tour, conducting product briefings and establishing a service centre during 2020.

“Not only is the Diamond product a superb aircraft, we aim to add even more value with innovative finance and lease opportunities for our customers," said Utility Air Director John Oppenheim.

"A major aim of mine will also be to increase the service centre network in Australia and New Zealand to provide customers with best-in-class support.”

Diamond currently has the DA42 and DA62 twin-engined aircraft and the DA40 single-engined aircraft on the market, with the large DA50 single currently under development.

Utility Air also markets the Viking Twin Otter.

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