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    Austro launches new rotary engine for light sport jet market


    Austro, a sister company to Diamond Aircraft launched a new rotary engine for the light sport jet market. The sister company 'bench-tested' the AE80R engine recently. The Austrian company says the engine's target weight is 27kg (60lb) with a power output of 80hp (60kW).

    The head of Diamond Aircraft and Austro, Christian Dries, says the engine..."has the potential be one of the market-leading engines "in the extremely weight sensitive" light sport and ultralight aircraft markets. "The engine has no vibration and therefore it is ideal to power unmanned aerial vehicles with highly sensitive equipment," adds Dries.

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    If you go to the Diamond Aircraft website and look wunder the "WHAT'S NEW" section, you will find...Learning to Fly in a DA20! Watch Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe learn to fly in a Diamond DA20! (The Aviators Season 3, Episodes 12 & 13).

    You can download it from Itunes...

    http://www.diamondaircraft.com/
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    Diamond Jet 'temporarily' lays of staff from its Canada operation

    Diamond Aircraft continues to struggle with the slack business aviation market conditions and has apparently been forced to lay off staff. It is said that the layoffs only affect the Canada operations and not the Austria factory which is independently owned and operated. The D-Jet program seems to have suffered as well being suspended at the moment.
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    Diamond Aircraft showcased a mockup of the DA50 Turbine at the Aero Friedrichshafen Show in Germany.

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    Diamond Aircraft has signed an agreement with Ural Works of Civil Aviation to jointly design and produce diesel-powered light airplanes in Russia. Russian market demand for the commuter airplanes is estimated to exceed 200. The 19-seat composite light twins will help connect remote communities in Russia. This news came out of the PAS13 as the companies joint signed in ceremony at the Paris Air Show.
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    Seems Diamond Aircraft updated their website...looks different now. You can head over there and check out the new website.. url remains the same.
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    Diamond Aircraft announces that it has secured European certification for its DA62 at the recently concluded AERO 2015 in Germany. It also used the event to formerly unfold the order book for the seven-seat piston-twin aircraft. “We have already received a lot of interest in the aircraft, but we haven’t wanted to take anyone’s money until we are sure what we can deliver and when,” says Diamond Aircraft chief executive Christian Dries. For those not in the 'know', the DA62 was actually known as the DA52 before and represents the largest aircraft in the Diamond company's line.

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    Wanfeng acquires majority stake in Diamond Canada. This is big news for fans of the Diamond Aircraft company with move. Wanfeng Aviation Canada is a subsidiary of the Wanfeng Auto Group in China and they recently moved to acquire a 60 percent shareholding in Diamond Canada. This would naturally mean great injection of investment into Diamond and could possibly see the regeneration of the D-Jet program (although that is not promised). As part of the deal, Wanfeng, a manufacturer of parts for both the car and aviation industries, has secured the rights to the DA62 six-seat piston-twin and DA40 four-seat piston single programmes from Diamond’s independently owned Austrian sibling Diamond Aircraft Industries. Production of the two models will be transferred to Ontario in 2017. The DA42 production will remain in Austria.

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    With Garmin announcing the release of the Garmin G1000 NXi at the start of this year, a number of manufacturers have stepped onboard to replaced the avionics suite of models that carried the legacy G1000 flight deck. Diamond Aircraft is another airframer that is doing this and their piston-engined line will be the candidates for the upgrade. Upgrades are scheduled to commence in June!

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    Jürgen Heinrich, CEO Austro Engine and Managing DirectorDiamond Aircraft Austria: “Reaching the 1 Million flight hours mark provides factual evidence to countless success stories of our partners, when the AE300 series has proven its outstanding capabilities in versatile operation profiles all over the globe. On a retrospective view, we are certainly proud of having set entirely new standards in engine reliability, quality and operational efficiency for our customers, whose appreciated involvement in continuous product and service improvement has been key to success. Being additionally energized by achieving this milestone, we are striving tofurther enhance operator’s experience.” With the 170 hp AE300, Austro Engine has launched the leading Jet A1 piston engine in General Aviation. The powerplant stands out in reliability, endurance, the highest performance and efficiency compared to other products in this field. At equal power the engine has a 45 % lower fuel burn than conventional piston aircraft engines running on Avgas. It produces significantly less exhaust emissions and is exceptionally silent. Especially flight schools, whose aircraft are operated on an above average level and are often located near resident areas, benefit from these qualities.

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