Diamond Aircraft has received EASA VFR/IFR certification for its DA40 NG, powered by Austro Engine’s 170-hp AE-300 turbo-diesel powerplant.
“We are committed to the future of piston powered flight, specifically by pursuing a socially responsible strategy,” said Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries. “Diamond’s single and twin engine NG series aircraft are powered by the most modern piston aircraft engines in existence, operating on 100% lead-free fuel, and offering the very lowest exhaust emissions, lowest specific fuel consumption and lowest noise emissions. I am very proud that my team has been able to achieve type certifications of the Austro Engine AE300, the DA42 NG and now the DA40 NG, all within the last 18 months.”
The DA40 NG offers improved performance and increased useful load over its predecessor, the DA40 TDI, according to company officials. DA40 NGs are already in production and initial deliveries will commence in the near future.