The DART will be a civil certified all-carbon fiber turboprop trainer in tandem seat configuration, equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, ejection seats and a powerful turboprop engine. The aerobatic trainer will be available in different variants and with different engine power ratings, seat configuration and/or avionics options for diverse customer needs. From the very beginning, Diamond Aircraft knew that the DART series will be something unmatched on the market. In the long run, it will eliminate old generation trainers from the market.
The DART-550 is our next massive push into being the only aircraft manufacturer to offer the full range for basic flight training - reaching its peak with this soon fully EASA certified DART-550 aerobatic trainer.
The DART series boast a long list of general features that come with every variant.
Choose between different engine power ratings. The airframe is designed to accommodate a power plant with up to 1000 hp. The DART-450 is powered by a 450 hp turboprop engine, whereas the DART-550 is powered by a 550 hp turboprop engine.
The DART-550 comes with a G3000 dual glass cockpit and Martin Baker MK16 ejection seats.
The DART's cockpit concept includes a real and fully independent tandem G3000 dual glass cockpit with a bird strike proof canopy, electrically adjustable seat height and an optimized ejection system. The MK 16 lightweight escape system is designed to train students in basic flying skills. It optimizes the pilot field of view, improves comfort and pilot efficiency, and provides increased reliability and maintainability. The ejection performance is optimized throughout the escape envelope, from zero height at zero velocity in a near level altitude through to 370 knots.
Optional avionics and ejection seats are available on request.
The DART series is to date unmatched on the market and will eliminate old generation trainer from the market in the long run. The DART is powered by either the General Electric GE H75-100 turboprop engine with 550 hp or the Motor Sich AI-450 SR turboprop engine with 450 hp. These engine variants, combined with operating simplicity, make it the ideal platform for learning the first steps of flying all the way to pushing the envelope at +7g / -4g during the aerobatic training phase.
Diamond’s industry-leading safety record is the result of our commitment to protecting you with a long list of active and passive safety features. Active safety features help to avoid accidents in the first place, the first and most important line of defense.
Passive safety features are designed to minimize the probability and degree of injury, just in case the unexpected happens.