Visit Diamond Aircraft (and
See The D-Jet Mockup!)
At Lakeland Booth MD-023B, MD-024C
We can hardly believe our good
fortune in the support given ANN from one of the most respected GA
airplane builders in the world... Diamond Aircraft. Heck... we're
just amazed that they can find the time to even let us know that
they're willing to do so... especially in light of all the things
that are happening in the world of Diamond Aircraft.
Globe-trotting Diamond Aircraft is spanning
the world over the next several days, as the planemaker
exhibits its offerings on two continents in April. Diamond will
have displays at the Lakeland Fly-In down in Lakeland, FL (April
17-23), and at AERO 2007 in Friedrichshafen Germany (April
As Aero-News has reported,
the big news of the week is the unveiling of the all new DA50
SuperStar, Diamond's biggest piston aircraft to date. The prototype
will be flown from Diamond's Wiener Neustadt factory to AERO 2007
and will be exhibited along with a fully outfitted static display
Also represented at AERO 2007 are the DA40 Diamond Star, the new
Rotax powered DV20E Katana, the latest version of the popular HK36
motorglider, and the Platinum Edition of the DA42 Twin Star.
Diamond Airborne Sensing will be displaying the latest in aerial
sensor platforms with the DA42 MPP (below), equipped with the Riegl
Laser Measurement Systems LMS Q560 full-wave form analysis aerial
The D-Jet is making its European "full scale" debut, with
Diamond's second full fuselage mockup and Diamond Simulation's
latest creation, the D-Jet flight training simulator (bottom), on
On the west side of the Atlantic, at the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In,
Diamond's complete piston lineup -- including the DA20-C1, DA40 XL,
DA40 FP and DA42 Twin Star -- will be on display, and available for
Center stage is the D-JET mockup that has been touring the USA,
for an up-close look and feel of the controls, avionics and
luxurious comfort of Diamond's new personal jet aircraft.
In addition to several models of aircraft, Diamond will also
bring back its popular Technology Tent, with explanations of
Diamond's technologies, and entertaining video presentations.
The big news for Diamond at Lakeland will be the introduction of
the Diamond Flight Center Program, to be launched officially on
Monday, April 16. Attendees can visit a prototype of a Diamond
Flight Center, including a fully functional Diamond Simulation DA42
flight training device, available for demonstration "flights."
ANN is proud to have friends like Diamond Aircraft
to help us bring you coverage of the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In. 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... and
the gorgeous, Thielert diesel-powered DA42, these planes live up to
their 'Diamond' moniker.
Things You REALLY Should Know About
- Did you know that Diamond has over twenty years experience
producing certified composite aircraft?
- Did you know that Diamond Aircraft employs over 700 people
- Did you know that the Diamond fleet, with over 2 million hours
flown since 1995, has the very best safety record in General
- Did you know that all US Air Force Academy pilot trainees learn
to fly on the Diamond DA20-C1?
- 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?
- Did you know that Diamond is the only general aviation
manufacturer to offer two seat, four seat, single, twin and jet
- Did you know that the Diamond DA40's low drag airframe offers
over 30% fuel savings when compared to traditional 180 hp 4 seat
airplanes, flown at the same speed?
- Did you know that the Diamond DA40XL will outperform other 180
- 200 hp aircraft in speed, climb and runway performance, at higher
- Did you know that the Diamond DA42 offers comparable
performance and costs to high performance singles, while offering
the safety of a second engine and known ice certification?
Recent News About Diamond
FMI: www.diamondair.com, or stop
by Lakeland Booth MD-023B, MD-024C