Diamond's Aerobatic DART-550 Flies For The First Time | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Veteran's Day

Airborne UnManned--11.12.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.13.19

AMA Drone Report--11.14.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.08.19

Airborne-YouTube

Veteran's Day

Airborne UnManned--11.12.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.13.19

AMA Drone Report--11.14.19

Airborne Unlimited--11.08.19

Tue, May 29, 2018

Diamond's Aerobatic DART-550 Flies For The First Time

Turboprop-Powered Aircraft Intended As A Military Trainer

A new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series completed its first flight earlier this month, performing a basic flight program including a couple of low approaches, system checks, landing gear operation at different speeds as well as short field take off demonstration.

The DART-550 is powered by a General Electric GE H75-100 turboprop engine with 550hp featuring electronic engine and propeller control (EEPC) system, a five blade, full feather MT propeller and features Martin Baker MK16 ejection seats and Garmin G3000 integrated avionics systems.

The expected maximum speed is 247KTAS with a MTOM of 5,291 lbs and an empty mass (fully equipped) of 3,527 lbs. Maximum endurance at loiter speed of the DART-550 will be 8 hours plus reserve at MTOM.

The aerobatic trainer will be available in different variants differing in engine power ratings, seat configuration and/or avionics options for diverse customer needs.

"From the very beginning, Diamond Aircraft knew that the DART series will be something unmatched on the market and will eliminate old generation trainer from the market for a very long period of time," said Markus Fischer, Sales Director of the DART series. "The DART-550 is the next massive push into being the only aircraft manufacturer in offering the full range for basic flight training, reaching its peak with this soon fully EASA certified DART-550 aerobatic trainer. Having the opportunity to include state of the art glass cockpit technology, world’s number one ejection seat brand, using General Electric turbine know-how - embedded in a full carbon fiber airframe will make it very difficult for DART’s competition when performance and commercial arguments become a critical decision making factor.”

The DART-550 will be presented at Farnborough Airshow in UK from July 16th until July 22nd, 2018 on the Static Display.

(Image provided with Diamond Aircraft news release)

FMI: www.diamondaircraft.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully complet>[...]

Airborne 11.08.19: Epic Certified, Starliner Abort Test, DeLand Showcase

Also: Drone Operating Standards, New UK Regs, EAA Wright Brothers Banquet, Air Methods Troubles The FAA has granted type certification to Epic Aircraft for its E1000 all carbon fib>[...]

Airborne 11.08.19: Epic Certified, Starliner Abort Test, DeLand Showcase

Also: Drone Operating Standards, New UK Regs, EAA Wright Brothers Banquet, Air Methods Troubles The FAA has granted type certification to Epic Aircraft for its E1000 all carbon fib>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.07.19: Drone Safety Wk, MultiGP, NTSB Drones

Also: Mavic Mini, Operating Standards, UK Drone Operators, Drones Reveal Secrets The FAA has been noting that it is in the middle of its first National Drone Safety Awareness Week,>[...]

Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart' The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC