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  • Diamond Aircraft Soars: More Than 200 Employees Wanted In Austria And Canada For Increased Production

    After one year under the new management of the Diamond Aircraft Group, the company is on a very good way to achieve its goal to be the leading company in General Aviation in its class worldwide.

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  • Gemstone Aviation announced as UK and Ireland distributor of Diamond Aircraft

    Diamond Aircraft is pleased to announce that Gemstone Aviation has been nominated as our sole distributor for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland region.

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  • Diamond Aircraft Delivers Trainers To The Austrian Armed Forces

    On the 19th of September 2018 the last two out of a batch of four single DA40 NG training aircraft were delivered to the Austrian Armed Forces.

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  • Diamond Aircraft DART-550 World Debut at Farnborough Airshow 2018

    Just two months after its maiden flight on the 3rd of May, Diamond Aircraft’s new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series, the DART-550 makes its public debut at Farnborough Airshow 2018.

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  • Republic Airways and Diamond Aircraft Bring the Newest Flight Academy and Training Technology to Oshkosh

    Republic Airways’ Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy launch team will join executives from Diamond Aircraft at AirVenture 2018 to showcase LIFT – a new U.S.-based aviation training school based in Indianapolis.

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News from 2018

  • Diamond Aircraft Re-Launches the Lycoming Powered DA40 XLT with Garmin G1000 NXi

    Diamond Aircraft is re-introducing the DA40 Lycoming IO360 aircraft with the new Garmin G1000 Nxi and will have the aircraft on display at EAA Airventure 2018, booths 9-14 from July 23 – July 29th, 2018

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  • First DA62 MPP Sold to DEA UK

    Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH has delivered the first DA62 MPP special mission aircraft. Launch customer for the latest MPP generation is DEA Specialized Airborne Operations based at Gamston Airport, UK, a full service provider of airborne sensing solutions including ISR, Aerial Survey and Flight Calibration.

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  • Republic Airways Selects Diamond DA40NG and DA42-VI Fleet

    Republics Airways Holdings announced Thursday, May 31st it will open Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy in Indianapolis, selecting the AUSTRO ENGINE jet-fuel piston engine-powered Diamond Aircraft DA40NG and DA42-VI as the flight school’s fleet, along with Diamond Flight Simulation Devices.

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  • Diamond Enhances Sales and Marketing Presence in Northwestern United States & Canada

    Diamond has expanded their ASR network with the recent addition of Braden Messenger of bmAircraft (www.bmAircraft.com).

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  • Maiden Flight Aerobatic Trainer DART-550

    Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH is happy to announce that in May 2018 a new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series took off to its first flight.

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  • Lufthansa Aviation Training Upgrades Its Training Fleet In Rostock-Laage

    Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is investing in the future. Five new Diamond DA42-VI training aircraft and two simulators of the respective aircraft type will be stationed at the flight training location in Rostock-Laage. They replace the current ten year-old Piper PA-44 training aircraft.

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  • New Owner: Great Plans for Diamond Aircraft

    End of 2017 Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. acquired Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (DAI Austria), Diamond Aircraft Inc. (DAI Canada) and Austro Engine GmbH (AE).

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  • airBalticTraining Orders Four Diamond Aircraft

    airBalticTraining has ordered three single-engine DA40 NG training aircraft and one twin-engine DA42-VI training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft for the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining with the option of adding another eleven planes from Diamond.

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  • Senior Leadership Appointments

    Diamond Aircraft announces the following leadership appointments. Mr. Peter Maurer is retiring as CEO of Diamond’s Canadian operations to support Diamond Aircraft in a senior global strategy and business development role.

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News from 2017

  • PFA Orders Four Additional DA40NG From Diamond Aircraft Canada

    Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) recently announced that they next summer will open a new base…

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  • Diamond Aircraft delivers 3 new DA40 NGs to PFA

    Norway-based Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) has taken delivery of three new DA40 NGs from Diamond Aircraft Canada as part of its ongoing expansion plans.

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  • How to draw a DA40 (Flight Plan)
    How To Draw a DA40

    Brian Danza of Arlington Virginia is the first place winner of Lightspeed’s Wild Blue Doodle with his flight track visualization of a DA40 flown in a DA40. Check it out!

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  • Pilot Flight Academy Orders Two DA42 NG Simulators

    Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) based in Norway has ordered two new DA42 NG simulators from Diamond Aircraft in Austria in order to meet the growing demand for new airline pilots.

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  • Diamond Aircraft West Africa Demo Tour DA62 MPP & DA42 MPP

    Diamond Aircraft’s special mission aircraft, DA62 MPP and DA42 MPP, are touring West Africa in October 2017.

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  • New factory for Diamond Aircraft in China

    On August 28, 2017 Diamond Aircraft opened a new factory in China, together with the first flight of a completely built aircraft in China.

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  • European Flight Academy Chooses Diamond Aircraft DA42-VI Fleet

    European Flight Academy, a brand of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), based in Rostock has signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH for the purchase of five DA42-VI multi-engine training aircraft with the option of adding five more DA42s.

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  • Diamond Aircraft Discovered Forest Fires

    The flight crews of the Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, based in Wiener Neustadt, discovered a start-up forest fire during a test flight with the DA42 MPP.

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  • Qatar Aeronautical College selects Diamond Aircraft for Pilot Training

    On the 6th of July 2017 Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC), in the presence of Qatar’s HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti and the CEO of QAC Sheik Jabor bin Hamad Al-Thani, signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (DAI) for the purchase of 14 training aircraft and two simulators at their headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

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  • Diamond Aircraft introduces new Garmin G1000 NXi Flight Deck

    Diamond Aircraft Industries introduces the next generation Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck to its piston product line, including the twin-engine DA62 and DA42-VI/DA42 NG and the single-engine DA40 NG.

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  • Diamond Aircraft’s DA62 MPP Special Mission Aircraft

    The Diamond DA62 MPP (Multi Purpose Platform) builds on the well proven and successful multi-mission turnkey DA42 MPP, offering increased performance, space and capability.

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  • Patria Orders Diamond Trainer Aircraft

    Patria has purchased five training aircraft and two flight training simulators from the Austrian manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH. The purchase consists of four single engine DA40 NG aircraft and one DA42-VI multi-engine training aircraft.

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News from 2016

  • Austro Engine AE300: 1 Million Flight Hours

    Austro Engine, a company of the Diamond Aircraft Group, is celebrating 1 million flight hours of the AE300 jet-fuel aviation engine. Since the start of serial production in 2008, more than 1,500 engines have been delivered into operation.

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  • Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. Investment Announcement

    We are excited to announce the recent investment in Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (“Diamond Canada”) by Wanfeng Aviation (Canada) Inc. and share with you the specific information below.

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  • Act Now & Save Over $353,000 On A Diamond DA62!

    With possible first year tax deductions of nearly $900,000, and the potential to lower current-year tax liability by over $350,000, the DA62 is a business tool that will not only boost your business and raise your quality of life, it’s a sensible investment.

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  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Receives New Diamond Aircraft DA42-VI Fleet
  • Diamond Aircraft Announces Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Demonstration Tour
  • Diamond DA62 FAA Certified

    Diamond’s exciting new DA62 twin has received FAA certification, clearing the way for US customer deliveries.

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  • Diamond Aircraft Announces Southwest Demonstration Tour

    Diamond Aircraft is launching the first of several US aircraft demonstration tours planned for 2016. The first tour, commencing Friday, February 19th in San Diego…

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  • Diamond Aircraft Announces Electronic Stability And Protection System And Ads-B In/Out As Standard Equipment For New Production DA40 XLT

    Diamond’s Lycoming IO360 powered 2016 DA40 XLT is equipped with a long list of standard features and equipment that now also includes GARMIN’s Electronic…

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  • Diamond Aircraft Announces Garmin GTX Series Transponders With ADS-B IN/OUT For All Models

    Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada) will be equipping all newly ordered US registered DA20, DA40, DA42 and DA62 aircraft with standard ADS-B IN /OUT GARMIN 345 series Transponders…

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  • Diamond Aircraft Builds Dornier Seastar

    DORNIER SEAWINGS GmbH has selected Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada) to produce the SEASTAR’s all composite airframe. The SEASTAR is the world’s most…

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News from 2015

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Selects Diamond Aircraft DA42 Fleet
  • Diamond Aircraft Introduces Jet-Fuel Powered DA40 Tundra At NBAA 2015
  • Diamond Aircraft Introduces 7 Seat DA62 Twin At NBAA 2015