CAV Systems’ TKS is the ice protection of choice for Diamond Aircraft’s new, high-performance, all-carbon fiber DA50 RG, which offers excellent fuel efficiency, significantly lower emissions and top of the range safety features.
The award-winning DA50 RG is the third Diamond aircraft to be equipped with the TKS Ice Protection System, which provides both anti-ice and de-icing capability across the entire aircraft frame, with certification for Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) conditions.
Powered by a 300hp Continental CD-300 jet fuel engine, and possessing retractable gear, an excellent payload and one of the widest, most comfortable cabins in its class, the DA50 RG spoils both pilots and passengers with everything known from the twin-engine DA62: generous front seats with adjustable backrests, a 60/40 split folding three seat second row bench, easy access through the large gull wing doors and cargo door and exceptional leg, shoulder and head room. Luxury features abound throughout, including TKS Ice Protection, premium interiors in several styles, colors and materials, LED interior lighting and many optional features, such as removable right-hand control stick, oxygen system, electric air conditioning, Garmin GCU 476 keypad or a built-in tablet mount.
Liqun Zhang, CEO Diamond Aircraft Austria: “We are very excited to be presenting the DA50 RG to the market. She is offering so much – space, efficiency, luxury, comfort, safety and retractable gear on a single piston aircraft that will make everyone really stand out.
Plus, the extra benefits of operating a jet fuel powered aircraft – much lower emissions compared to leaded and even low leaded aviation fuels and saving many gallons of fuel and money due to excellent fuel efficiency.
We are convinced that our all-new DA50 RG will be the new star on the piston single market for private pilots needing more seats and space and charter operators looking for a low-cost alternative.”
The inclusion of TKS Ice Protection is the obvious choice for GA aircraft; not only does TKS possesses an unrivalled safety history, but its low power requirement utilizes only a fraction of the already limited excess power of smaller aircraft. Made of polished titanium and fit flush against the aircraft’s leading edges, it maintains the DA50 RG’s premium appearance, and will last the airplane’s lifetime.
The DA50 RG also comes with a standard installed Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck with standard 3-axis GFC700 Automated Flight Control System combined with simple single lever power controls, offering great control and situational awareness reducing pilot workload.
The sleek all carbon composite airframe incorporates advanced aerodynamics with the latest in passive safety technology for high performance, great efficiency and superior occupant protection. Further enhancing the dynamic and elegant lines, are the extensive choices of available colors and paint designs.
Diamond Aircraft has developed several features for the DA50 RG to ensure the best flight performance, such as specially designed hinged double slotted flaps for high lift and superior slow speed behavior as well as many drag reduction features. State-of-the-art brakes and wheels ensure the highest performance with minimum landing distance.
EASA TC is well on its way for late Summer 2020. FAA certification will start right after and is expected end of 2021.
EASA order books are open now with first deliveries commencing end of Q1/2021.