The All New Diamond DA50
Diamond’s Five-Seater Makes Its Debut
Diamond Aircraft surprised attendees at Aero Global Airshow for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany by unveiling the new DA50 high-performance single. This is the first of the new family of aircraft, based on the DA50 airframe.
The DA50-V is the first of five models: the four-seat 230shp DA50-IV; five-seat 260shp DA50-V; and seven-seat 360shp DA50-VII. The -VII series will be available with a 375shp Lycoming petrol engine and in a turboprop version – powered by an Ivchenko Progress/Motor Sich AI-450S.
Diamond DA50 Background
The Diamond DA50 was unofficially presented in December 2006 at a company Christmas party. The DA50 made its maiden test flight on April 4, 2007 at the Wiener Neustadt East Airport, Austria. The plane made its public debut at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in Germany on April 19, 2007. The DA50 project was put on hold in 2009 as the company did not have the ideal engine for the plane and the economy entered an extended downturn while Diamond turned all their attention to their Austro Engine development and other projects.
According to Diamond, the SMA engines have “linear fuel burn” characteristics that provide a fuel flow of about 4.6 gallons per 100 hp of output. Diamond claims the DA50 will represent the most modern and efficient single with the widest body and highest payload in the high-performance piston class.
The DA50-V is scheduled for certification in 2018. For more details contact LifeStyle Aviation to be put on their DA50 news notification list.
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