This historic event marks the third time Premier Aircraft Sales has been the launch dealer
for the first U.S. delivery of the newest examples of Diamond Aircraft’s revolutionary fleet
of turbo-diesel-powered single and twin-engine aircraft.
Premier Aircraft Sales CEO Travis Peffer, left, Mr. Jordan Cram, first U.S. customer of the DA50 RG and VP of Sales Jeff Owen, right. At Oshkosh, Airventure 2023 on July 25th.
DIAMOND AIRCRAFT AND PREMIER AIRCRAFT SALES CELEBRATE FAA CERTIFICATION AND THE FIRST U.S. CUSTOMER DELIVERY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY DIAMOND DA50 RG AT OSHKOSH, AIRVENTURE 2023.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin (July 25, 2023) – Diamond Aircraft Industries (AirVenture Exhibit #9), and its oldest and largest U.S. dealer, Premier Aircraft Sales, celebrate today’s Diamond DA50 RG delivery to the first U.S. customer, Mr. Jordan Cram.
“This is truly an amazing day. We are here to not only celebrate the Diamond DA50 RG receiving FAA certification but also the delivery to Mr. Cram,” Kevin Sheng, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Canada, said. “We are truly fortunate to share this with all our friends here at Oshkosh, AirVenture 2023.”
“As you all know, the all-new DA50 RG is one of the most anticipated and sought-after aircraft that Diamond has ever introduced, and we are so proud that Mr. Cram has joined the Diamond family,” he continued. “We know he will love the performance, comfort, economy, and safety that his new DA50 RG will provide.”
“The DA50 RG is a perfect match for my sustainability, performance, and design requirements,” Cram said. “The excellent fuel economy combined with jet fuel made me feel better about carbon impact, and the balance of function and form is just unparalleled. We’re going to be up in the air a lot."
Mr. Cram’s Diamond DA50 RG arrived at Oshkosh AirVenture 2023 after being flown from the company’s factory in Austria by Diamond’s Austrian pilot Thomas Wimmer.
“Premier has been an authorized Diamond Aircraft dealer since 2002, and we are extremely proud that today’s delivery of the new DA50 RG marks the third time that one of our customers has been the first U.S. owner of one of Diamond’s industry-leading jet fuel, diesel aircraft,” stated Travis Peffer, CEO of Premier Aircraft Sales. “We delivered the first twin-diesel-powered Diamond DA42 in 2005 and the first twin-engine, large cabin DA62 in 2016, so being at the forefront of Diamond’s newest and greatest aircraft has become a hallmark of Premier Aircraft Sales.”
“With today’s delivery of the first U.S. registered Jet-A fueled, turbodiesel-powered DA50 RG, Diamond Aircraft continues to build on its unrivaled leadership in sustainable aviation,” Mr. Sheng added. “Mr. Cram will not only be able to enjoy the DA50 RG’s spacious cabin and exceptional performance, but more importantly, he can also feel good knowing that his flights will have the smallest environmental impact.”
The DA50 RG is powered by the six-cylinder 300-hp Continental Aerospace Technologies CD-300 geared, liquid-cooled, turbo-charged, Jet-A1-fueled engine, which is controlled by two redundant Full-Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) units.
The extra benefits of operating a jet-A fuel-powered aircraft are low emissions, low fuel consumption, and global fuel availability.
About the Diamond DA50 RG:
- Engine: 300 horsepower, Continental CD-300 turbocharged, diesel
- Propeller: 3 Blade MT-Propeller hydraulic, natural composite, constant-speed
- Single-lever, dual-redundant full FADEC engine controls
- Avionics: Fully integrated Garmin G1000NXi flight deck with GFC700 AFCS
- Airframe: All composite, five-place interior with 60/40 split rear seating
- Max Useful Load: 1,210 lbs
- Max Airspeed: 181 kts
- Cruise Speed (82% power): 172 kts
- Max Range at 45% power, 30 min reserve: 754 nm
- Usable Fuel Capacity: 49 gal
- Max Operating Altitude: 20,000 ft.
About Diamond Aircraft
Diamond Aircraft, headquartered in Austria with facilities in Canada and China, is amongst the leading aircraft manufacturer in General Aviation. Founded in 1981, Diamond has pioneered many aviation firsts and achieved numerous milestones and industry expert accolades. Today, Diamond Aircraft has more than 1,000 employees worldwide and offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models: from the 2-seat single DA20 to the stunning 7-seat DA62. With its complete line of piston aircraft, including a dedicated flight training concept with Single Engine Piston (DA40 NG) and Multi-Engine Piston (DA42-VI) trainers, the soon-to-be certified aerobatic turboprop tandem trainer DART along with type-specific flight training simulators and proprietary engines, Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source provider in the fleet training market. Diamond Aircraft also made a footprint in the special mission market with the remote sensing turnkey solutions DA42 MPP and DA62 MPP. Diamond Aircraft uses proprietary lead-free jet fuel piston engines made by Austro Engine GmbH (a 100% subsidiary of Diamond Aircraft Austria), for the DA40, DA42, and DA62. Every one of Diamond’s aircraft shares a common DNA, incorporating leading-edge technology, not for the sake of innovation but for superior performance, efficiency, and safety. Over 5,500 Diamond airplanes are flown by private pilots, professional flight training operators, and institutions worldwide. For more information, please visit:www.diamondaircraft.com.
About Premier Aircraft Sales
As an authorized Diamond Dealer since 2002, and with sales of over 800 new and pre-owned Diamond singles and twins, Premier is the leading U.S. authorized dealer for Diamond aircraft. The company has Diamond Sales and Service Center locations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fort Worth, Texas, and Norwood, Massachusetts. In addition, the company is also one of the largest sellers and brokers of Piper, Cessna, Beechcraft, Cirrus, and other aircraft. For more information, visit: https://premieraircraftsales.com.
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