The all new Diamond Aircraft DA62 fills a gap in the market that ranges from high performance single pistons to entry level turboprops.
With a spacious cabin, offering optional three row seven passenger seating, excellent payload and exceptionally low fuel burn, the DA62 is best described as a flying SUV. It represents the ultimate development of Diamond’s piston aircraft line, incorporating decades of experience in certified composite airplane construction, safety, jetfuel piston powerplants and advanced avionics integration.
“We are very excited to be presenting the DA62 to the US market”, said Peter Maurer, President & CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada). “The DA62 is so good on so many levels – space, performance, efficiency, luxury, comfort – it’s a great package. High performance single piston pilots needing more seats and utility are ideal prospective customers, as are charter operators and corporate flight departments looking to complement their larger aircraft with a low cost alternative for shorter trips.”
The performance, stability, handling characteristics and ease of operation of the DA62 make it easy to transition from single engine to twin. Excellent single engine performance offers a margin of safety that single engine aircraft simply do not have. Especially when flying in inclement weather, over inhospitable terrain, over water and at night, nothing beats the safety of continued flight in case of engine failure.
The DA62 spoils pilots and passengers alike, with an extra-large cabin, generous and adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split folding three seat second row bench and optional folding two seat third row bench. Comfortable access for all on board is assured through the two forward gullwing doors and the huge rear door that provides access to all rear seats and the fuselage baggage compartment. Baggage is stowed in the generous nose and fuselage compartments, offering maximum flexibility in loading for any mission. Luxury features abound throughout, including premium interiors in several styles, colours and materials, all LED interior lighting, optional electric air conditioning and more.
The Garmin G1000 flight deck with standard 3-axis GFC700 Automated Flight Control System and yaw damper and available integrated weather radar, combined with simple single lever power controls, offers great control, situational awareness and a comfortable pilot workload.
The sleek all carbon composite airframe incorporates advanced aerodynamics with the latest in passive safety technology for high performance, great efficiency and superior occupant protection. Further enhancing the dynamic and elegant lines, are the unlimited choices of available colors and paint designs.
The Diamond DA62’s AE330 180 hp engines are a refinement of the well proven AE300 170 hp engine, in service in Diamond’s DA40 and DA42 since 2009. With over 1,200 engines in service and a total fleet time of over 600,000 hrs, the AE300 has proven itself to be reliable, efficient and is fully supported in North America. The AE330 offers the same low specific fuel consumption, with the DA62’s twin engines burning as little as 11.8 gph of jetfuel, combined, at a cruise speed of 160 ktas and less than 18 gph at a high cruise speed of over 190 ktas.
A limited number of DA62’s will be available for US delivery, commencing February 2016. The DA62, on display at NBAA in Las Vegas from November 17 to 19th will be available for demonstration flights following the show. Demonstration tour schedules throughout the US, will be announced shortly.
The entire Diamond range is distributed and supported in the USA and Canada by Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada) at <link http: www.diamondair.com>www.diamondair.com.