Patria continues to invest in its modern training aircraft fleet to further develop its high-quality civil pilot training business.

Patria recently received two DA40 NG aircraft which were initially ferried to Finland and shortly afterwards to Patria´s new base in Córdoba in Spain. Today Patria inked a new order for two more firm deliveries and two options. Firm orders will be delivered in March 2020, while two options will arrive during early summer in 2020, if exercised. With this order Patria´s fleet of DA40 NG aircraft will reach 10 examples, all equipped with the latest Garmin 1000 NXi avionics.

“Patria´s civil pilot training business is growing rapidly due to recent training agreements with major global airlines. Accordingly, Patria will grow its training fleet to match the need for additional capacity. We will place our new aircraft directly to our base in Córdoba in Spain, where we have already started flight training,” says Jyrki Myyryläinen, Director of Patria’s Pilot Training.

Further information: Mikko Paronen, VP, Sales, Pilot Training, Patria, tel. +358 40 869 3113, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Net sales totaled EUR 476.1 million in 2018, and Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.