Blue Line Aviation Orders 50 Diamond Aircraft

The Diamond Simulator on order for Blue Line Aviation will replicate the DA42-IV, along with the DA40 NG. Diamond Aircraft

Blue Line Aviation, of North Carolina, has ordered 50 new DA40 NGs and DA42-IVs, and a Diamond Simulator, with an option for up to 50 additional aircraft. The company is celebrating its eighth anniversary, and it already has 16 aircraft on the flight line—with 10 DA40 NGs and two DA42-IVs in service.

“I’m thankful to everyone that has played a part in making Blue Line what it is today. We couldn’t have done it without the hard work of our staff, students, and friends at Diamond Aircraft,” said Trey Walters, the CEO and founder of Blue Line. “Currently, we train approximately 40 full time students at a time in our 5.5-month career pilot course. We expect to triple that, or more, with the new aircraft and recently announced full student financing.” Blue Line’s financing partners are Climb Credit and Skybound, and loans can cover not only flight and ground training but also housing, supplies, and testing fees.

Blue Line has started construction on a $16-million headquarters at Johnston Regional Airport (KJNX) to add to its bases at Raleigh (KRDU) and Morrisville, North Carolina (KMVL). The company anticipates moving into the 50,000-sq-ft hangar space at Johnston at some point during 2021.

“The timing of this aircraft order marks a significant milestone for Blue Line Aviation,” said Scott McFadzean, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. “We have followed the tremendous growth of this operation very closely and are impressed with their laser-focused vision towards the future during this pandemic, which has caused a drastic shift in short-term pilot demand in the industry.”

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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