Diamond DA50

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The Diamond DA50 is a five-place, single-engine, composite aircraft designed and built by Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries. First shown in 2006, it made its maiden flight on April 4th, 2007. The project has been proposed to be powered by several different engines, but was certified on September 9th 2020 with the Continental CD-300 diesel.

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  • DA50 SuperStar: Pressurized version powered by a Teledyne Continental TSIOF-550J. US FAA certification was initially forecast for 2012.
  • DA50 Magnum: Unpressurized version, with a standard integral oxygen system, powered by an Austro Engine AE 300 170 hp (127 kW) diesel, US FAA certification originally forecast for mid-2010.
  • DA50-JP7: Seven-seat version powered by a 465 hp (347 kW) FADEC-controlled Ivchenko-Progress Motor Sich AI-450S turboprop engine. Two sub-variants were planned, one "tundra" version with rugged landing gear, and one high-performance version for training and private customers. Certification was initially planned for the mid to end of 2016.
  • DA50-IV: Four-seat version powered by a 230 hp (172 kW) SMA SR305-230 diesel engine announced at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in April 2017.
  • DA50-V: Five-seat version powered by an SMA Engines 260 hp (194 kW) diesel engine. It was first flown in March 2017 and introduced at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in April 2017. Certification was initially planned for 2018.
  • DA50-VI: Seven-seat version powered by an SMA Engines SMA SR460 360 hp (268 kW) diesel engine, a 375 hp (280 kW) Lycoming Engines gasoline powerplant or a 450 hp (336 kW) Ivchenko-Progress Motor Sich AI-450S turboprop. The model was announced at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in April 2017.
  • DA50 RG: Five seat version powered by a Continental CD-300 300 hp (224 kW) diesel engine. The model received an EASA type certificate on September 9th, 2020.

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