Havens Aero has recently been blessed with the opportunity to support Diamond factory-new acceptance and delivery flights for airplanes with new homes in the U.S. Midwest. Although it’s a relatively short distance geographically, international borders, limited airline schedules to non-hub airports and importing aircraft to the U.S. always has it’s challenges…
For this particular trip, the mission was to bring a factory-new DA-40NG. The more than just a new plane smell, it was handed over to it’s new owner in Dayton with only 8.5 hours total!
The folks at diamond have this process down to a science. We go over all of the acceptance items, unique order details and customs paperwork before a final walkaround and blasting off for the short 30 minute hop due West to Port Huron (typical for coming this direction, otherwise over to Buffalo).
Once the plane has been imported into the U.S. and the paperwork is verified, we’re clear to fly the plane back to base, it’s new owner or wherever it needs to go. These tend to make for great day and a half trips or one veryyy long day if the stars align; either way, it’s always and honor to be trusted with a new airplane!