Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine have announced a partnership with PistonPower to offer the Diamond Airframe and Engine Program on all new DA20, DA40 XLT, DA40NG, DA42-VI and DA62 aircraft, as well as in-service Diamond aircraft, through their Authorized Sales Representatives and Authorized Service Centres, worldwide.

The Diamond Airframe and Engine Program is an hourly cost program where the operator pays an hourly rate based on utilization which covers parts and labor for unscheduled and scheduled maintenance.

The program not only provides protection from unforeseen and unscheduled maintenance expenses but also allows predictability of having a fixed budget for the operation of the aircraft or fleet.

Scott McFadzean, CEO Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. said: “There has been a real need for this type of program among piston aircraft owners for years.

“We are thrilled to be the first piston aircraft and engine manufacturers to offer a program that jet owners have enjoyed for years. Now with PistonPower our owners and operators can benefit from cost predictability and substantial peace of mind.”

PistonPower CEO, Ron Zilberbrand said: “We are very excited about this new strategic partnership, as it will distinguish Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine from other OEM’s and increase sales by adding additional options and value to each covered aircraft. We look forward to enrolling the majority of all new and in-service aircraft sold, as well as in-service aircraft currently flying.”

Zilberbrand previously founded Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the premier independent provider of service programs for turbine airframes and engines.