History Over a Quarter Century of Innovation
The history of Diamond Aircraft dates back to 1981. With the beginning of the 1990s it joined the aviation pioneers who came before them. The plan for Diamond Aircraft was elegant in its simplicity. Use the best in class HK36 motorglider and its innovative use of advanced composite materials as the foundation for a new family of modern aircraft. Aircraft that wouldn’t be bound by the past, but ones that would set new standards for innovation, efficiency, performance and safety.
Today Diamond remains the only manufacturer to deliver a full line of aircraft that combine innovative airframe technology, advanced avionics systems and modern electronically controlled jet fuel piston engines. Along the way there were many firsts and triumphs, as well as some setbacks and disappointments. Through all the trials and tribulations one thing has remained constant – our unwavering commitment to innovation – for the sake of improved safety, performance and efficiency.
In 1981 Hoffmann Aircraft GesmbH was established as a 100 % subsidiary of Simmering-Graz-Pauker AG with its head office in Vienna and began the production of the Diamond MK II.
In 1996 the company was first named named Diamond Aircraft.
From 2009 to 2016 Diamond focuses on innovation projects like the AE300 and the fly-by-wire concept. In 2016 Wanfeng Aviation Industry, LTD becomes a new partner in the Diamond family.
2017 - 2018
First flight of a jointly developed multi-engine hybrid electric aircraft, commenced on 31 October 2018.
In 2017 Wanfeng Aviation Industry CO., LTD acquires the Diamond Group, including Austria, Canada and Austro Engine.
Introduction of the DA50-V and DA62 MPP.
Innovative thinking is about breaking down mental barriers and exploring ideas in an environment with brilliant minds. The Diamond Group is driven by passion and curiosity towards innovation and progress.
As a result, we are constantly involved in exciting research projects which, often contribute to the social and green environment.