School of GeoSciences

Light Aircraft (Research) Operations

Light aircraft provide excellent platforms for research and survey operations. We own and operate a Diamond ECO-Dimona aircraft with specialised features to support inter-disciplinary research across GeoSciences and beyond.

Diamond ECO-Dimona (G-GEOS)

view of the ECO Dimona aircraft on the ground
We own and operate a Diamond Hk36 TTC ECO-Dimona light aircraft as our primary manned research platform.


Work being done on aircraft underwing pod
Specialist, approved, engineering services are required both for continuing airworthiness (i.e. scheduled and unscheduled servicing) and for the implementation of modifications to support measuring systems.

Ground Facilities

the upper apron at fife airport
Our home base for aircraft operations is at Fife Airport near Glenrothes, with additional laboratory and office space on the Kings Buildings campus in Edinburgh.