Premier Aircraft Sales, Inc., the authorized Diamond Regional Distribution Center for the southeastern United States, has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate SA03674AT for installation of a fully integrated vapor cycle air conditioning system for all Lycoming-powered Diamond Aircraft DA40 series aircraft.
Premier Aircraft Sales, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, invested more than two years in research, design, engineering and testing to earn the STC. The 10,000 BTU DA40 Cabin Cool™ system, capable of cooling cabin air to 55°F (13°C) as measured at the vents, features an engine driven compressor, electronic control panel, a cabin air distribution system and electric fan for ground operations. Priced at $27,500 installed, the typical retrofit requires two weeks in the shop. The system is FAA certified for installation on all Lycoming powered US registered DA40s and can be retrofit to any new or in service DA40.
“We are pleased that Premier had the initiative and perseverance to develop and certify this system for the DA40,” said Peter Maurer, President of Diamond Aircraft Industries. “Over the years we have had enough inquiries for air conditioning that we know there will be robust demand for this option in the hotter climates. There is truly no other aircraft on the market that combines the value, performance, fuel efficiency and now cabin comfort, offered by the DA40.”
“It's been incredibly challenging to earn the FAA STC for the system – it's a lot bigger commitment than most aircraft dealers would be in the position to undertake,” said David Pomerance, Premier's chief operating officer and manager of the air conditioning project. “But our market called for it, so we said, 'let's build it.'”
“It's a major leap forward in the comfort features available for the DA40,” explained Fred Ahles, president of Premier. “Even in this economy, the DA40 continues to sell because it provides an amazing balance of performance, safety, and comfort – all at a very low total cost of ownership,” he continued. “We listen carefully to the marketplace, and one thing we've learned is that air conditioning will make owning a DA40 an even better experience,” he added.
For more information on Premier Aircraft Sales visit www.flypas.com or call Dale Smith at (904) 260-4153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an installation in your DA40, call Premier Aircraft Service at (866) 875-4347.
Note: The Cabin CoolTM air louboutin sale conditioning system for the DA40 is supplied, installed and warrantied by Premier Aircraft Sales. Based on customer response, the system may in the future be factory installed on newly manufactured DA40s and certified in other countries. This Press Release serves to notify current and future DA40 owners of the availability of an air conditioning system from an aftermarket supplier and is not to be construed as a stated or implied warranty by Diamond or verification of performance claims by the supplier.
- The Diamond DA40: Cabin CoolTM air conditioning now available.
- Easy access side-mounted digital-control (left) and aerodynamic condenser unit air intake (right) which is located under the aft fuselage.