On November 19th Diamond Aircraft Industries received ANAC certification in Brazil for its single engine aircraft DA40 NG.
In October Diamond Aircraft and RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems are launching a turnkey survey aircraft which is completely new in this market.
At the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin in June a Diamond DA42 NG was the worldwide first aircraft flying with algae fuel in partnership with EADS and Austro Engine.
In April Diamond Aircraft caused quite a stire internationally, after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano “Eyjafjallajökull”. The DA42 MPP uses a piston engine rather than a large-scale turbine jets, allowing it to travel unaffected through the ash, unlike large commercial jets. The plane collected data directly from the ash cloud with special air monitoring sensor equipment from Austrian company MLU to help accurately map the cloud that caused chaos to air travel across Europe.
On April 13th Diamond Aircraft Industries received ANAC certification in Brazil for its twin engine aircraft DA42 NG and the multi-purpose platform aircraft DA42 MPP NG, both powered by Austro Engine AE300 turbo-diesel power plants.
On the 9th of April Diamond Aircraft received FAA certification for its DA42 NG airplane, powered by two 170hp Austro Engine AE300 turbo-diesel powerplants as well as EASA VFR/IFR certification for its DA40 NG, also powered by the AE300.
On the 5th of March, Austro Engine received ANAC Type Certification for the turbo-diesel aircraft engine AE300 running on Jet A1.
In January Diamond Airborne Sensing’s Nose Pod Configuration, designed for carrying very large sensors, as well as the in-house developed Noise & IR Reduction Kit that reduces noise and infrared waves to a significantly low level, received EASA type certification.