SiriusXM® and Diamond Aircraft, one of the leading aircraft manufacturers in general aviation in North America, announced that Diamond will provide its customers with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered aviation weather, information, and audio programming services with the purchase of a new aircraft.
Diamond customers will receive three months of SiriusXM’s Aviation Weather and Information services plus the SiriusXM All Access programming package, which offers the full spectrum of SiriusXM audio entertainment. SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio services are available in the continental United States and Canada.
“With a product line that offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models from the two seat single DA20 to the stunning seven seat DA62, SiriusXM Aviation Weather provides services that meet the needs of our pilots”, said Scott McFadzean, CEO, Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. “SiriusXM Aviation Weather’s service availability provides Diamond pilots with superior weather information to make the right strategic choices at any altitude.”
“We are very pleased to be working with Diamond Aircraft, an established and well-respected leader in the industry,” said Dave Wasby, VP, Aviation, Marine and Music for Business for SiriusXM. “Our team is proud Diamond Aircraft offers our Weather service in aircraft across their lineup. Diamond Aircraft is providing their pilots the ability to experience critical weather features and information – via uninterrupted service coast-to-coast from taxi to touchdown. And adding SiriusXM’s All Access package means everyone on board can enjoy the best in audio entertainment – all flight long.”
Diamond Aircraft come optionally equipped with Garmin GDL69 avionics to deliver SiriusXM Aviation Weather features including:
- High-Resolution Composite Radar updating every 2.5 minutes
- Surface Visibility
- NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes
- 2.5 minute updates for Lightning strike locations: cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground
- Base Reflectivity Radar
Plus other capabilities that ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) weather doesn’t offer including:
- No line-of-sight restrictions
- No altitude limitations
- No gaps in coverage coast-to-coast
- Weather & Info from taxi to landing
A three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered aviation weather, information, and audio programming services are available on the following popular Diamond models – DA40NG, DA40XLT, DA42-VI, DA42-L360, and DA62.
The All Access audio programming package is SiriusXM’s most extensive offering and includes Howard Stern, every NFL, MLB®, and NBA game, every NASCAR® race, plus NHL® games, PGA TOUR® coverage and live college sports, as well as SiriusXM’s wide variety of commercial-free music, plus talk programming, comedy and several exclusive online-only channels. All-Access subscribers also get access to SiriusXM programming when they are not in the air, on the SiriusXM app and online at www.siriusxm.com.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest audio entertainment company, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and advertising-supported audio products. With the recent addition of Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products. For more about the new SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.