D-Jet Mock-up, First Impressions

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Diamond's actual D-Jet will be coming to Oshkosh this week, but people are already checking out the mockup. The D-Jet interior isn't much bigger than most single-engine piston airplanes, but the view from the front is quite different. The mock-up has the full, three-screen G1000 with two audio panels, FMS-style keypad, and autopilot controls under the glareshield. Like most of the other VLJs, the layout looks simple compared to bigger jets, although it's even simpler in the D-Jet with only one power lever for its single engine. Diamond also left its penchant for a control stick behind, and gave the D-Jet conventional yokes. Click here to look inside the D-Jet mock-up for yourself.