During the ALEA Conference, taking place in Reno, USA, Diamond Airborne Sensing signed a purchase contract for one DA42 MPP GUARDIAN with Clarity Aerial Sensing LLC. The DA42 MPP GUARDIAN is the new generation of the twin engine Diamond surveillance and mapping aircraft that utilizes fuel-efficient and acoustically quiet Austro Diesel engines and burns only 7 gallons per hour while patrolling.
Clarity partner Dr. Loren Poulsen PhD comments, "After we received such an overwhelming response to this aircraft, we recognized that we needed to immediately purchase our first aircraft to get ahead of demand. There is really no other certified aircraft that offers so much capability at such a low cost to purchase and operate. We are confident that this aircraft will go on contract shortly."
Diamond Airborne Sensing Head of Sales for North America, Martin Scherrer says, "This is a great commitment by Clarity Aerial Sensing to the DA42 MPP aircraft and our partnership. It also demonstrates our joint effort in marketing the system to institutions and mapping community, and the enthusiastic response we have received in just a few short months."
Clarity Chief Pilot Ben Walton, "The DA42 is a wonderful aircraft to fly, we have now demonstrated this aircraft to a number of organizations and our most common response has been "I love this aircraft". When you combine the twin-engine-digital control reliability, significant fuel savings with the quiet, silenced engines it can't be beat."
Diamond Airborne Sensing is based in Wiener Neustadt, Austria and a 100 percent subsidiary of Diamond Aircraft Industries. The company provides total multi-mission aerial solutions based on the proven DA42 MPP airframe, which is also available as an unmanned and/or optional piloted version since three years. Diamond Airborne Sensing provides aircraft sales, complete integrated sensor solutions, training and global support to a fleet of 108 DA42 MPP aircraft in 28 countries.
Clarity Aerial Sensing LLC is a Diamond Airborne Sensing Authorized Reseller specializing in low-cost aerial surveillance, mapping and photography solutions for law enforcement, border patrol, military, media, pipeline and power line patrol and aerial imagery and mapping. Clarity Aerial Sensing partners have sold 24 surveillance aircraft in the past three years, and over forty general aviation aircraft. In addition to sales, they provide turn-key contract and lease solutions, complete systems integration and training. They also operate eleven Diamond aircraft as part of an FAA Part 141 Flight School and FAA Part 135 Charter operation.
Anita Lentsch, BA