Diamond twin-engine diesel makes show debut

A new diesel twin-engine DA42-VI — known as the Dash-6 — is making its 2014 show debut at this week’s SUN ’n FUN.

“Since its introduction last year, everyone has been asking when the Dash-6 would be available to see,” said Jeff Owen, vice president of Premier Aircraft Sales in Fort Lauderdale, Diamond’s southeastern distributor. “The answer is at SUN ’n FUN.”

DIAMOND DA42-v1The Dash-6 introduces a host upgrades including:

  • New-generation Austro AE300 turbo diesel engines
  • Aerodynamically-improved cowling/nacelle design
  • Aerodynamic wing fairings
  • Flush-headed screws
  • New MT composite three-blade propellers
  • New rudder design for reduced VMC
  • Upgraded interior finish

Owen noted that the Diamond display at SUN ’n FUN also features the new-generation Diamond DA40 XLT. The highlight of this four-place aircraft is an upgraded interior configuration, he said.

For more information: DiamondAircraft.com

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