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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!



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Recent news

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.

DEA exhibits at Farnborough International Air Show

July 2014: DEA will be co- exhibiting this year with Diamond Aircraft Industries on stand OE18 near the flight line.

In addition DEA will be supporting the SASISA project (Small Aircraft Service for Instant Situational Awareness) on the European Space Agency stand, demonstrating a DEA DA42 MPP fitted with the SASISA configuration which will reside on the Diamond stand and also with Thales with the iMaster Radar fitted to a Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP on the Thales stand OES1.

DEA completes Frontex pilot project

July 2014: DEA successfully completes its contract with Frontex the EU border agency with its last operational flight on July 1st 2014.

DEA flew over a 40 day period, G-DSPY, one of its fleet of 6 Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP using a Wescam MX15 HDi camera, interfacing to Carte Nav's AIMS mission control software and onward transmitting data and video via ECS's Evenlode system.


DEA granted RNAV and P-RNAV approvals

May 2014: DEA has been granted by the UK CAA on behalf of EASA operating permission to conduct GNSS based approach operations and perform en-route and terminal operations in accordance with RNAV 1 and P-RNAV operations for all its fleet of Diamond DA42 aircraft.

LNAV, LNAV-VNAV and LPV operations are supported subject to the relevant equipment approved on the DEA DA42 aircraft

DEA granted EASA EFB approval

April 2014: DEA has been granted operating approval by the UK CAA on behalf of EASA for use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) based on the Apple iPad format.

This allows DEA flight crews to operate a completely paperless 'office' reducing weight carried whilst improving accessablity. All of DEA's manuals, charts and other materials can now be paperless!

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