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Diamond Aircraft selects Mecaer America Inc. to provide D-JET landing gear

Mecaer America Inc., a Mecaer Group Company, has been officially selected by Diamond Aircraft to provide the landing gear system for the series production of the D-JET personal jet. Mecaer America’s scope of work includes design, certification testing, manufacturing and after-sale support of the nose and main landing gear.

“We are very pleased to announce our long-term agreement with Diamond Aircraft on the D-JET program,” Armando Sassoli, Mecaer America President and CEO said. “This is a very important step in Mecaer’s quest to become the world’s leading landing gear company in the light aircraft market niche.”

“Diamond Aircraft’s expertise in composite materials is impressive and we believe the D-JET has great potential,” said Giorgio Cozzolino, Mecaer America Director of Engineering. “Our objective is to deliver a state-of-art landing gear system with particular attention to environmental, technological and operational efficiencies.”

“The D-JET is specifically designed for easy transition from high performance singles, twins, and turboprops and extends the comfort, speed, and confidence of jet travel to more people in an affordable aircraft,” said Peter Maurer, President of Diamond Aircraft. “Mecaer’s trailing link landing gear system for the D-JET supports our simple systems design goal by providing all-electric, lightweight, and very reliable systems resulting in trouble-free operation for our D-JET customers.”

The first D-JET planned to be equipped with Mecaer landing gear is serial number 004, which is scheduled to be completed fall 2008.

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