Sat, Oct 06, 2007
Visit Diamond Aircraft At AOPA
Expo Display #121
and the Static Display!
ANN is proud to have
friends like Diamond Aircraft to help us bring you coverage of the
2007 AOPA Expo. Each Diamond Aircraft is a testimony to efficiency
in design. Not a line is wasted; not a curve is out of place. From
the elegant DA20, and its roots in gliders... to the larger DA40
four-place birds... to the ALL-NEW DA50... and the gorgeous,
Thielert diesel-powered DA42, these planes live up to their
Diamond Aircraft is proud to take its rightful place at the NBAA
2007 Convention. With choices of two and four seat, single or
twin engine, conventional piston or diesel, and conventional or
glass cockpits, all Diamond aircraft offer performance, comfort,
value, utility and safety -- and NOW, there's the exciting new DA50
and the D-Jet!
The single-engine D-Jet is now flying and working its way
through flight test. The five-passenger D-Jet represents
Diamond's impending entry into the burgeoning marketplace of very
light jets (VLJs), which offers individuals and businesses jet
transportation at acquisition and operating costs lower than those
associated with traditional corporate jets.
First announced by Diamond Aircraft in January 2003, the
single-engine Diamond "D-Jet" is powered by a single Williams FJ-33
turbofan, an engine also used in the upcoming twin-engine Adams
A700 and ATG Javelin. The five-passenger D-Jet is expected to
cruise at a maximum speed of 315 knots, at an altitude of 25,000 ft
while offering range of 1,351 nm -- which translates to a decidedly
un-jetlike fuel burn around 34 gallons per hour.
The composite aircraft features a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit,
which in basic configuration features a dual screen PFD / MFD with
integrated GFC 700 autopilot.
The optional enhanced avionics package adds a massive 15" MFD to
the two 10" PFD's, a glare shield mounted autopilot controller for
the GFC 700 and a center console mounted FMS controller.
Things You REALLY Should Know About
- Did you know that Diamond has over a quarter century experience
producing certified composite aircraft?
- Did you know that Diamond Aircraft employs over 1400 people
worldwide, with factories in Austria, Canada and China - making
Diamond the only truly global manufacturer of piston aircraft?
- Did you know that the Diamond fleet, with over 2 million hours
flown since 1995, has the best safety record in General
- Did you know that Diamond is the ideal choice for pilots and
aspiring pilots who want to have the ability to be able to step up
from a single-engine plane all the way to their own jet?
- Did you know that the DA40 series will outperform other 180 -
200 hp aircraft in speed, climb and runway performance, at higher
density altitudes, and lower fuel burn?
- Did you know that the new DA40 XLS retains all the advantages
of the DA40 XL and offers more room under a wider, higher
canopy, a new luxurious interior, and features WAAS-enabled GPS
with the Garmin G1000, as well as standard Garmin FlightCharts and
- Did you know that the DA40 CS shares all the strengths of the
DA40 XLS but enables customers to configure the airplane to
their needs with a long list of options and starting at an
attractive base price of $259,950?
- Did you know that the D-JET offers a luxurious cabin
that¹s wider than a King Air, has the lowest acquisition and
operating costs of any VLJ, and is designed to be flown by normal
owner-pilots and pilots transitioning from high performance singles
and light twins?
- Did you know that the Diamond-Simulation offers
Diamond-specific Flight Training Devices for the DA40, DA42 and
D-JET, and that the D-JET Sim can be flown at AOPA expo?
- Did you know that the DA50 Super Star is the first modern
composite aircraft with space for 5 passengers, a 3-screen G1000
glass cockpit and a turbo FADEC engine which makes operating in the
low flight levels a realistic option?
- Did you know that Diamond Aircraft is the first manufacturer to
introduce modern, turbo-diesel engines in certified aircraft -
specifically, in the
DA42 light twin?
- Did you know that a Diamond DA42-tdi Twin Star crossed the
Atlantic non-stop (a distance of over 1900 nm), in 12.5 hrs,
burning a total of only 72 gallons of jet fuel?
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