Embry-Riddle's Twin Star Fleet Fast-Tracked
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, Fla., campus already had been planning to add 10 new Diamond DA42 Twin Stars to its fleet, but now their delivery has been fast-tracked to help replace airplanes lost in December's tornado. The diesel-powered, twin-engine Diamonds will start to arrive on campus this summer and all 10 will be in place by the end of this year. "The DA42 Twin Star will give Embry-Riddle a complete glass-cockpit fleet, starting with our single-engine aircraft and culminating with our Canadair regional jet simulator," said Tim Brady, dean of the College of Aviation. The DA42 features a Garmin G1000 electronic display and autopilot and is designated a "technically advanced aircraft" by the FAA.