Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 16, 2015) – The new diesel twin-engine DA42-VI will headline the Diamond Aircraft display at Sun ‘n Fun April 21-26 in Lakeland, Florida.
According to Jeff Owen, V.P. Piston Sales for Premier Aircraft Sales, Inc. (Diamond’s southeastern distributor and show host), the highlight of this year’s booth is the Diamond DA42-VI, a category-dominating performer in such metrics as useful load, cruise speed, takeoff roll and fuel burn.
“Since its introduction, everyone has been asking when the “Dash-6” would be available to see. The answer is during Sun ‘n Fun,” Owen said. “Since its introduction, the DA42 has been a truly unique and ground-breaking airplane. The next-generation Dash-6 introduces a host of performance improvements that have turned a great light twin into a truly exceptional light twin.”
Upgrades to the DA42-VI include:
• New-generation Austro AE300 turbo diesel engines
• Aerodynamically-improved cowling/nacelle design
• Aerodynamic wing fairings
• Flush-headed screws
• New MT composite three-blade propellers
• New rudder design for reduced VMC
• Upgraded interior finish
Owen stated that the Diamond display will also feature the new-generation Diamond DA40 XLT. The highlight of this aircraft is an upgraded interior configuration that further enhances the cabin interior styling and comfort of the popular four-place single.
“The XLT interior offers beautiful details like premium seats with integrated Diamond embossed padded headrests, and improved lumbar contour in both the front and rear seats,” Owen said. “Another improvement is that all of the seats are now covered with ICT (Infrared Controlled Technology) 100% genuine leather which reflects IR rays in direct sunlight and maintains 20-degrees Celsius lower surface temperature than traditional leathers.”
Rounding out the Diamond booth for 2014 will be a 2-place Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse trainer. For more information on these aircraft contact Jeff Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Diamond’s website at www.diamondaircraft.com.