First Diamond aircraft delivered to Algeria
Recently established flight institute Aviation Training School (ATS), a company of Red Med Group, located in Hassi Messaoud (Algeria), decided to start its business with a DA40 NG from Diamond Aircraft with option for further expansion in 2015. This is the very first Diamond Aircraft airplane to be operated in Algeria. The aircraft took off in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (Diamond Aircraft headquarters) to Malta where it was handed over to the Algerian pilots. The following day the DA40 NG landed at its final destination Hassi Messaoud. The ferry pilots flew the distance of 1,747 nm in 14 hours while burning only 6.5 Gal/hour on average, following a route from Wr. Neustadt, Austria through Bari, Italy, Valetta, Malta, Algiers, Algeria, and finally on to Hassi Messaoud, Algeria.