Air conditioning STC’d for Diamond DA40


diamondcoolPremier Aircraft Sales, Inc., the authorized Diamond Regional Distribution Center for the southeastern United States, has received an STC for installation of a fully integrated vapor cycle air conditioning system for all Lycoming-powered Diamond Aircraft DA40 series aircraft.

The 10,000 BTU DA40 Cabin Cool system, capable of cooling cabin air to 55°F, features an engine driven compressor, electronic control panel, a cabin air distribution system and electric fan for ground operations.

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Austro-powered DA42 gets EASA nod


da42ngDiamond Aircraft has received an EASA type certificate for its DA42 NG, powered by the 170-hp Austro Engine AE-300.

“We are delighted to be able to resume volume deliveries of the DA42, less than 11 months after the insolvency of TAE”, said Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries.

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Massey replaces fleet with Diamonds


Massey Universmasseyity in New Zealand will buy 14 new Diamond aircraft for its School of Aviation, including two twin-engine Diamond Aircraft 42 (DA42, pictured) and 12 DA40 single-engine planes.

Massey is New Zealand’s only university with an aviation school. The aircraft will operate from the Milson Flight Systems Centre at Palmerston North Airport. It is expected that the first four aircraft will be delivered by the end of May and the new fleet will be in place before the end of the year.

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