Wed, Apr 16, 2008
S/N 003 To Be Used For Autopilot, FIKI Development
Diamond Aircraft Industries announced Tuesday its D-Jet serial
number 003 completed its first flight, marking another important
milestone in the company’s D-Jet personal jet program. The
aircraft departed from Diamond Aircraft’s London, Ontario
facility for a successful one hour and 25 minute flight with Chief
Test Pilot Daniel Ribeiro at the controls.
The planemaker reports the flight went "exactly as planned, with
completion of all test cards."
D-Jet 003’s initial test program will focus on performance
and handling quality refinement, similar to the mission of previous
Diamond D-Jet flight test aircraft, but will additionally be used
to further develop key systems, including avionics, fuel,
autopilot, and anti-ice.
Later this year S/N 003 will be retrofit with the Williams
International FJ33-19 engine, to begin testing with the production
The D-Jet is designed specifically for the owner pilot, with
attainability from both a financial as well as pilot qualification
Diamond states the combination of an extremely roomy cabin
and three large baggage compartments, with a familiar flight
envelope (to FL250), the FADEC-controlled FJ33 engine and the
Garmin G1000 three-screen flight deck, makes the D-Jet the ideal
Personal Light Jet, for pilots stepping up from high performance
piston singles, twins and light turboprops or downsizing from
expensive-to-operate, older, light business jets.
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