Air Baltic Training expands fleet with fully electric aircraft for sustainable pilot training

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Air Baltic Training, a subsidiary of the Latvian airline Air Baltic, has signed a letter of intent with Diamond Aircraft to expand its fleet at the Baltic International Airshow in Liepaja. Air Baltic Training will purchase three fully electric eDA40 and two DA42-VI aircraft. With this expansion, the Air Baltic Pilot Academy's fleet will grow to a total of 15 aircraft.

The eDA40, the first EASA/FAA certified electric aircraft in its category, marks a significant step forward towards zero-emission flight training. Equipped with advanced electric motors and a dual-string battery system, it offers zero emissions and reduced noise levels. The fast charging system allows charging in 20-30 minutes, minimizing downtime and increasing training efficiency.

Pauls Cālītis, Chief Operations Officer of air Baltic, emphasizes the importance of this investment: “The arrival of these innovative aircraft is a milestone in our mission to provide sustainable training for future pilots. We are relying on the latest technology to meet the growing demand for qualified aviation professionals.”

Jane Wang, Sales Director at Diamond Aircraft Austria, underlines the importance of the cooperation: “This investment demonstrates Air Baltic Training’s commitment to cutting-edge and sustainable technology in flight training.”

There are currently 136 students enrolled at the Air Baltic Pilot Academy, including many from other EU countries. The academy is committed to a diverse student body, and 99 graduates have already started careers at Air Baltic.

Airbus A220-300 (Photo: Air Baltic).
Airbus A220-300 (Photo: Air Baltic).