Diamond made a big splash when it introduced the Katana DA20-A1, the first new purpose-built training aircraft in decades. Then, it introduced the improved C1 model powered by an injected TCM IO-240 engine in place of the A1's carburated Rotax. As Paul Bertorelli reported in Aviation Consumer, the C1 climbs better, goes faster, and costs only trivially more.
By Paul Bertorelli
, This article originally appeared in THE AVIATION CONSUMER and is reprinted here by permission. | February 28, 1998