The eDA40, which Diamond officials say will be the first EASA/FAA Part 23 certified electric aircraft, is powered by an ENGINeUS electric smart motor by Safran Electrical & Power and charged by Electric Power Systems’ (EPS) battery module equipped with a Direct Current (DC) fast charging system.
Hartzell Propeller has received an STC for a new prop for the Diamond DA40, while it works with Wipaire to get an STC for its Yukon propeller on the Cessna Caravan.
The first U.S. delivery, to Jordan Cram, occurred at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023.
The maiden flight lasted 30 minutes and covered all basic maneuvers, including performance and handling checks.
Since the end of April 2023, the first DV20 — also known as the DA20 and manufactured at Diamond Aircraft Canada — has been suspended from the ceiling about 16 feet above a premium spot inside the mall, according to company officials.
Diamond officials say the eDA40 will be the first EASA/FAA Part 23 certified electric airplane with Direct Current (DC) fast charging capable of turning around a depleted aircraft in under 20 minutes. Total flight time is expected to be up to 90 minutes as battery technologies evolve, officials added.
Cirrus reclaims the top spot in the 10 best selling piston airplanes in 2021 with its SR22T. It actually captured three of the top 10 spots. Others among the top 10 include Cessna, Piper, Diamond, and more.
First flights of the electric trainer, based on the already certified DA40, are expected in the second quarter of 2022.
After making its U.S. debut at Oshkosh, the Diamond DA50 RG will launch on a U.S. tour.