Diamond Aircraft announces the selection of the Williams International FJ33-4 engine as the power plant for the new D-JET. The FJ33-4 engine provides 1,400 lbs of thrust flat rated to 72°F. The FJ33-4 is a scaled derivative of the highly successful and reliable FJ44 engine family used today on a growing number of business jets. The engine incorporates a dual-channel FADEC, along with the latest technology materials and design.
“The competition for the D-JET engine contract between Pratt &Whitney Canada and Williams International resulted in two excellent proposals, said Christian Dries, Diamond Aircraft CEO. “We selected the FJ33 because of its demonstrated outstanding performance, its advanced stage of development and because it will be both FAA and JAA certifed in the timeframe needed to support our aggressive development program.
Publicly announced earlier this year, the D-JET is Diamond's first entry-level personal jet, with a cruise speed of 315 knots, and maximum operating altitude of 25,000 feet.
Williams' engineering team will work collaboratively with Diamond's engineering team to design the air inlets and on integration of the engine into the D-JET. Williams will also be providing a "built-up" engine, ready for direct installation into the production aircraft in support of Diamond's lean manufacturing process for the D-JET.
“Our newest customer has recognized the value in the FJ33's superior attributes including very low specific fuel consumption, low noise signature, and its lower total cost of ownership, said Gregg Williams, Williams International President. We are enthusiastically looking forward to working with Diamond to complete, certify and deliver the D-JET to their very rapidly growing list of customers."
For further information on the Williams International FJ33-4, visit www.williams-int.com
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