Finalising the purchase of new aircraft

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The purchase of six Diamond Da-20 aircraft for Akademickie Centrum Szkolenia Lotniczego (ACSL) [Academic Aviation Training Centre] was finalised in the Military University of Aviation (MUA) on 22 December 2020.
The purchase of six Diamond Da-20 aircraft for Akademickie Centrum Szkolenia Lotniczego (ACSL) [Academic Aviation Training Centre] was finalised in the Military University of Aviation (MUA) on 22 December 2020.

The final acceptance certificate was signed by the Rector-Commandant Brig. Gen. Pil. Krzysztof Cur, PhD, Eng. and the Contractor – Chairman of the Board of the company JB Investments – Mr Jan Borowski. ACSL is currently equipped with 14 aircraft of this type.

I would like to thank you for the long-term and fruitful cooperation. The company JB Investments has ties to the Military University of Aviation for more than a decade! I would like to stress here, that acquisition of next Da-20 aircraft will guarantee the feasibility of the practical training process for candidates and cadets, and at the same time, thanks to the use of advanced on-board equipment, significantly increase the trained pilots’ situational awareness which, in turn, will result in an increase in the level of aviation safety – said Rector-Commandant of MUA, Brig. Gen. Pil. Krzysztof Cur, PhD, Eng.

The general stressed also the importance of increasing the air fleet to ensure an additional annual service life of around 3,000 hours. This will allow to resign from leasing the aircraft from external entities, which will create conditions for the University to become completely independent of the very volatile civil aviation market.

The contract for the purchase of Da-20 aircraft included also equipping the ACSL MUA maintenance organization with all specialist tools and measuring instruments necessary for periodic maintenance and repairs of engines and airframes.

DA-20 aircraft are used in MUA for the basic training of military students in the specialization of studies: piloting of transport and jet aircraft, as well as civilian students. Moreover, the university uses this type of aircraft during training checking the suitability of candidates for air service in the Polish Armed Forces. The purchased aircraft have glass cockpit avionics based on the Garmin G500 TXI. In addition, the on-board equipment includes the Traffic Alert System (TAS) and the synthetic terrain imagery system (SVT).


Tekst: ppłk Tomasz Słomczyński
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