Thu, Sep 01, 2011
Two-Place Now Authorized For Night VFR
EASA has expanded the type certification for the Diamond DA20-C1
to include approval for night VFR operations, significantly
increasing the DA20-C1's utility in the European market.
Image Courtesy Diamond
With well over a thousand aircraft delivered worldwide, the DV20
/ DA20 line is by far the most popular two-seater on the market. In
the last 18 months alone, Diamond has delivered DA20s to customers
in Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, Austria, Italy, France,
Poland, Australia, Turkey, Spain, China, Switzerland, the USA and
The company says the combination of high useful load, approval
for Night VFR operations, intentional spin approval, and available
Garmin G500 glass cockpit in a fully certified two seat airplane
make the DA20 a workhorse in flight training schools worldwide, as
well as a practical and economical sport airplane.
With a gross weight of 800 kg (1764 lbs), Diamond says the
DA20's robustness is ideally suited to high utilization operations.
Its toughness, reliability, high resale value, performance, and
safety have been demonstrated in several million flight training
hours under a variety of extreme operating conditions.
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