Diamond Aircraft has announced its DA50 RG aircraft has received FAA validated type certification. The announcement was made during a tour with FAA members at EAA AirVenture, where Lirio Liu, executive director of the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service, handed over the certificate to Diamond Aircraft’s management team.
Liqun (Frank) Zhang, CEO Diamond Aircraft Group & CEO Diamond Aircraft Austria, said, “We have been eagerly waiting for this next milestone and are extremely proud to be offering this great aircraft, alongside our popular singles and twins. We’d also like to congratulate Continental Aerospace Technology on receiving FAA certification for the CD-300 jet fuel engine, powering our fantastic DA50 RG.”
Diamond Aircraft also celebrated the first US delivery of the DA50 RG aircraft to customer Jordan Cram. “The DA50 RG is a perfect match for sustainability, performance, and design requirements,” Cram said. “The excellent fuel economy combined with jet fuel made me feel better about carbon impact, and the balance of function and form is just unparalleled. We’re going to be up in the air a lot.”
Kevin Sheng, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Canada, added, “We are here to not only celebrate the Diamond DA50 RG receiving FAA certification but also the delivery to Mr. Cram. We are truly fortunate to be able to share this with all of our friends here at Oshkosh, AirVenture 2023, and we are so proud that Mr. Cram has joined the Diamond Aircraft family. We know he will love the performance, comfort, economy, and safety that his new DA50 RG will provide.”
The DA50 RG has been touring the USA since May to allow pilots across the country to experience the operating capabilities of the aircraft as well as its fuel efficiency and performance. The tour will continue until the end of September 2023.
Image: Diamond Aircraft representatives with the first DA50 RG US customer, Jordan Cram (centre)