Diamond adds Qatar to its list of MPP operators

Diamond Aircraft has delivered its first DA62 MPP to Qatar’s Centre for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) 

Manaf Al-Sada, Director, The Centre for Geographic Information Systems. (CGIS), Ministry of Municipality, Benjamin Schuhmann, Sales Manager Asia Pacific & Middle East, DAI Special Mission Aircraft Division at the handover of Qatar's first DA62 MPP. (Image – Diamond Aircraft)

The multi-purpose platform, Survey Star was handed over to the CGIS at the Ministry of Municipality in Doha .

Diamond had teamed up with Khatib & Alami in a tender from the Gulf state in 2021 for the delivery of one Special Mission Aircraft and successfully won the bid.

The aircraft was been handed over to CGIS - the official geospatial agency in Qatar -  on time, within 12 months after signature of the contract.

The aircraft comes with a state-of-the-art mission equipment suit from Riegl and Vexcel, which includes one Riegl laser scanner 780II-S in combination with one Vexcel Osprey 4.1 large format camera as well as a changeable option of the Vexcel Osprey camera with a Riegl 880-GII bathymetric sensor. All systems have been integrated and civil certified by Diamond Aircraft in Austria.

“It’s an honour for me to welcome another MPP customer from Qatar to the Diamond Aircraft special mission aircraft family. With a brand-new DA62 MPP, CGIS is now capable to collect all the required data with their own asset,” said Benjamin Schuhmann, Diamond’s sales manager APAC & ME for special mission aircraft.

“ The DA62 MPP has proved its value already to customers in Europe and Asia, therefore we are very proud to finally have the first DA62 MPP Survey Star in the Middle East, with Qatar as a forerunner for modern aerial mapping solution,” he said