Diamond Aircraft will debut and take orders for its DA50 RG high-performance, five-seat retractable piston-engine single at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. It will be on display at the company exhibit at Booth #9 on James Ray Boulevard and will begin a nationwide U.S. demonstration tour in September.
The DA50 RG is powered by a turbocharged, fadec-controlled, 300-hp Continental CD-300 that runs on jet-A. Diamond's DA50 RG, which can use runways shorter than 2,500 feet, and has a 44-foot wingspan, top speed of 181 knots, range of 750 nm (with reserves), and ceiling of 20,000 feet. Fuel consumption at long-range cruise power is 9 gph and fuel capacity is 51.5 U.S. gallons. It has a useful load of 1,232 pounds and an mtow of 4,407 pounds.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022 following FAA certification validation. Base price is expected to start at $1.15 million with well-optioned models in the $1.3 to $1.4 million range, according to a company spokesman.