Diamond To Debut DA50 At Oshkosh

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Diamond Aircraft will introduce its latest creation, the DA50 Super Star, to the North American market at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., later this month. The airplane will debut at a press event on the show's opening day, Monday, July 23. The single-engine Super Star is equipped with a Teledyne Continental TSIOF-550J engine, rated at 350+ hp with FADEC control and twin turbochargers. Turbo-diesel engine options also will be available. The DA50 first flew in April. "The DA50 Super Star will surely be a big hit," said CEO Christian Dries. "We have planned an aggressive development and certification schedule with production to start no later than January 2008." All of Diamond's other aircraft will be on display at the show, along with a mock-up of the D-Jet that visitors can climb into. Diamond will host a cocktail reception for all Diamond aircraft owners and their guests during the Oshkosh show at the AirVenture Museum.