2008-05-18 - DA50 ErstflugDiamond DA50 Magnum takes to the air
Erstflug der DA 50 Magnum<br /> On May, 14th 2008 the DA50 Magnum took off for the very first time. Christian Dries, CEO and owner of Diamond Aircraft flew the aircraft as pilot in command assisted by Soeren Pedersen as chief test pilot.
The Diamond DA50 Magnum is equipped with the Austro Engine´s AE 300 Jet A1 Piston Engine with Single Lever Control System.
After landing Christian Dries stated his pride in the new aircraft and was impressed by the handling characteristics. "I didn´t know that such a big aircraft is able to fly with high speed and at the same time with low fuel consumption", said Dries, "This "wide-bodied aircraft" sets a further milestone regarding luxury, comfort and economy in the General Aviation. Dries also thanked vice CEO Manfred Zipper and his team. The DA50 Magnum project was realised within nine months. The spacious and luxurious 4-seater aircraft with a MTOW of 1480 kg (3.263 lbs) was developed for the demanding pilot, who flies long distance without payload restrictions.