El desarrollo y la construcción de una familia de aviones tiene un compromiso a largo plazo y una visión firme - no es para los débiles de corazón. Diamond no sólo tiene la visión y los recursos, pero un propietario que encarna el espíritu de la innovación. Con la pasión de un piloto consumado, y la visión de un empresario exitoso, Christian Dries ha liderado el crecimiento de Diamond Aircraft desde la construcción de un motor de una sola vela para ofrecer más innovadora y diversa familia de aviones personales y de negocios de la aviación general. El crecimiento de la familia Diamond Aircraft ejemplifica su compromiso personal con la entrega de los aviones que los pilotos quieren.

As early as 1989, Diamond’s founder, Christian Dries, unknowingly shared the vision with NASA’s leadership, of advanced technology making general aviation safer, more convenient, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Compared to continued innovation in the automotive industry from which he came, Christian Dries was disenchanted with the lack of advanced features in piston aircraft he could buy. He saw demand for aircraft designs based on modern technology, transfer of innovations from other industries and the possibility to make aircraft easier and safer to fly.

A short five years later, the very first customer aircraft produced in Diamond’s London, Ontario facility was the fully certified aerodynamically slick DA20 “KATANA”, an all composite two seat sportster, powered by a modern liquid cooled ROTAX 912 engine with electronic ignition and certified for MOGAS operation, and equipped with a GPS 150 from avionics newcomer GARMIN, alongside its DME and ADF. That was over 20 years ago and today we continue the path of innovation, not for its own sake, but for the sake of improved performance, efficiency, environmental responsibility and, aboveall, safety.

El Espíritu de la innovación

"Nuestra visión: revolucionar la aviación general Nuestra Meta:. Establecer los más altos estándares posibles en la producción y desarrollo de aviones Nuestra promesa: Combinar los materiales y la tecnología más progresista para entregar aviones altamente confiables, económicos, menos perjudiciales para el medio ambiente sin sacrificar el rendimiento , la seguridad o la belleza ".


Christian Dries, Diamond Aircraft

Propulsion Innovation

Innovation and industry leadership mean saying “no” to doing things the way it’s been done before. With Diamond’s proprietary AUSTRO jetfuel piston engines, that means no manual mixture control, no magneto ignition, no manual priming, no prop control lever, no hard starting – hot or cold, no manual runup tests, no shock cooling, no cowl flaps, no power calculations based on rpm and manifold pressure, in short, less work and zero guesswork – more efficiency in every regard.

The redundant full authority digital engine control of Diamond’s proprietary AUSTRO engines takes the guesswork out of powerplant management and offers simplified operation, on the ground and in the air. There is only one power lever per engine and actual power is displayed in percent power on the fully integrated Garmin G1000. Annunciations are clear and accurate with resettable and recorded audio and visual cautions and warnings that let you focus outside.

Our twins feature auto-feather that requires actuation of a single switch to fully secure an inoperative engine. It simply couldn’t be simpler or more fuel efficient.

Maintenance on our Austro engines is done like on most modern engines used today (automotive, recreational, industrial and agricultural) – by hooking up a computer and downloading the history and faultcodes. Pre-emptive diagnostics detect issues before they develop into problems and that enhances safety and gives more peace of mind.

On top of all that, our engines burn much less fuel, have extended maintenance intervals, use unleaded as well as cheaper and globally available jetfuel and run smoother and quieter.

That is Propulsion Innovation!

Avionics Innovation

Arguably, all OEM’s have access to the same avionics technology, however some adopt quicker than others. Since our first DA20, delivered in January of 1995, we have never delivered an aircraft without GPS. Why? Because GPS offered superior situational awareness and safety then, as it does now. Diamond continually adopts the latest avionics that present meaningful enhancements to safety and performance. In 2001, Diamond was the first OEM to commit to Garmin’s then top secret fully integrated G1000, selected as an integral key part of the indisputable GA technology leader, the DA42 TWINSTAR, first delivered in 2005.

As ground breaking as the first G1000 was, we recognized the importance of the G1000 as the foundation for the developments to follow. Since then we pioneered GARMIN Synthetic Vision Technology on the DA40, adopted Enhanced Stability & Protection as standard on our twins, and were early adopters of the razor sharp GFC 700 Automatic Flight Control System, WAAS, Traffic Advisory Systems, Satlink Weather and more.

Modern Avionics. Modern Airframe. Modern Propulsion. That’s Diamond, today.

Safety by Design

When it comes to safety, positive results are what really matter most. Diamond has earned a safety record, backed by real world data, that is second to none.

Our primary design goal is to build aircraft that are a pleasure to fly, yet forgiving and safe, while offering maximum protection in case of an accident. To accomplish this we invest in two key safety strategies, Active and Passive Safety.

Active Safety

The best accident protection is to avoid them in the first place. Active Safety features and characteristics help do just that.

Active Safety refers to all the features and characteristics of an aircraft that help pilots avoid an accident. These include docile handling characteristics, continued controllability through a stall, positive stability, high crosswind capability, excellent runway and climb performance, comfortable pilot workload, superior visibility, structural integrity under flight loads, critical system redundancies, reliable power and the many features that a modern integrated glass cockpit and digital autopilot offer.

Beyond that, active safety includes the matching of an aircraft design to its intended mission and pilot capability.

Our single engine piston models are especially docile and well suited for expert and novice pilots alike.

Our high performance aircraft offer ice protection and twin engine safety, yet are easy to fly with simple single lever power controls.

Passive Safety

Unfortunately, not all accidents can be avoided. Passive Safety features are the second line of defense and help minimize the probability and degree of injuries.

Passive safety elements include structural integrity of the cabin under crashloads, effective occupant restraint, impact energy absorption, unobstructed headstrike zones, and flammable fluid fire protection.

Each Diamond aircraft incorporates an integral cabin surrounding composite “roll cage” structure, which is stiff and strong to provide survival space and protection in case of impact. With the adoption of crashworthy composite cockpits, Formula 1 racecar safety transformed from fatal injuries and fires being commonplace to fatalities and fires becoming virtually unknown. Similarly, a Diamond aircraft’s non critical structure is allowed to fail to help absorb crash energy while the cabin structure is designed to resist crushing and penetration to afford maximum occupant protection.

Compromiso con la seguridad. Líder en la industria en el record de seguridad

Los aviones de la compañía demuestran ser los más seguros de su clase: la increíble tasa de accidentes en general de alrededor de sólo una sexta parte de la media de la aviación general lo prueba (Fuente: Aviation Consumer enero de 2012). El fuego auto-encendido después de una colisión es siempre una preocupación en la supervivencia de accidente. El informe sobre la seguridad de aviación de los consumidores también  establece que sólo los aviones Diamond no tenían fuego después de una colisión entre sus competidores. Esto es debido a la aviónica de seguridad ultramoderna, también utilizada en aviones grandes, la mono-cabina es la única hecha de luz, al mismo tiempo con materiales compuestos muy fuertes, como se conoce de la Fórmula 1, y una protección ingeniosa del sistema de combustible.Explora las áreas de esta sección para ver cómo hacemos que la seguridad ocurra para ganar la confianza que los propietarios de Diamond ya tienen:

Eficiencia del combustible

Eficiencia del combustiblePara Diamond Aircraft, construir aviones increíblemente eficientes en combustible siempre ha sido una piedra angular de nuestra estrategia. Todos nuestros aviones son los mejores en su clase en la eficiencia de combustible, ya que le ahorra dinero cada vez que vuele. Y con nuestros motores Austro AE300 Turbo Diesel con EECU - instalados en nuestro DA40 y DA42 - ahorrará aún más combustible.Mira lo lejos que puede viajar con nuestro avión Diamond:

DA42 MPP Guardian

Motores diesel multi-combustible de desarrollo casero de gran alcance

Diamond Aircraft revolucionó el mercado de la aviación general con ser el primero en introducir Pistones diesel individuales y dobles. Junto con austro Motor hemos invertido millones para desarrollar y construir nuestros propios motores ecológicos con ahorro de combustible y aeronaves con motores potentes de diesel.

El motor de combustible 170hp AE300 Jet-A1 - instalado en nuestro DA42 y DA40 - con el estado de la inyección de combustible common rail es uno de los motores más eficientes de la aviación general.


¿Por qué la parte superior de la línea AE300 es la mejor opción que un motor de gasolina convencional:


 Menos de una quemadura medio de combustible

Certificación al debido multi-combustible operatividad Worldwide (Jet-A, Jet-A1, TS-1, RT, JP-8 y N ° 3 de combustible Jet)


Menores costos de combustible en comparación con Avgas (relación media de Jet-A1 a Avgas 1: 2)

Rendimiento de alta altitud único proporcionado por el cargador turbo integrado

Fácil gestión del motor por un sistema de control electrónico (ECU) con el diseño de palanca de poder único integrado


Los costos de mantenimiento tremendamente inferiores en comparación con los motores de gasolina convencionales

State-of-the-art Avionics

From the very beginning it was all about offering the most sophisticated aircraft you can get in the light aircraft market. Our DA42-VI and DA40 NG with standard installed Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, similar to those used in large airliners, offers unparalleled situational awareness and flight monitoring. It meets the highest expectations regarding operator convenience and better safety: more integration, more functionality, more precision, better reliability.

Tomorrow’s composite technology in airframe design

Made out of robust and at the same time strong glass and carbon fiber composite material Diamond planes offer you the ultimate in durability, aerodynamic and safety compared to traditional aluminum airplanes:


  • Our rugged airframes have unlimited lifetime letting you fly as many flight hours you want to and guarantee a high resale price.
  • Our safety mono cockpits are unique in the industry with a damage tolerance of 26G in crash tests and 10G in flight
  • Ductile composite materials, rather than aluminum, allow superior aerodynamically surface and sturdy design. Performance and efficiency has not to lack of style – our airplane’s ramp appeal prove it.Did you know that larger modern airliners such as the Boeing 787 are constructed mostly out of similar composite fibers like airplanes from Diamond Aircraft?

Environmental Contribution

Lowest emissions

Aviation Gasoline 100LL contains an additive, which develops into lead after burning. Therefore, Diamond Aircraft and Austro Engine invested millions to introduce new engines into aviation, which are both, environmentally friendly and powerful. Compared to conventional gasoline engines, a Diamond Aircraft plane has significantly lower exhaust emissions.


Lowest fuel consumption

The Austro Engine Jet-A1 aviation piston engine reduces fuel consumption at an equivalent power setting by half when compared to a conventional gasoline engine.

Lowest noise
Diamond Aircraft's innovative exhaust gas system for the Austro Engine powered DA42 aircraft reduces the noise level by 20db below the official limitations during take-off.

Diamond is constantly involved in developing green solutions such as hybrid electric aircraft or CO2-neutral flights with algae biofuel.

In the future it’s your choice to fly green.


No other manufacturer offers you the time-saving and quality ensuring advantage of a single point of contact is it the aircraft, the installed engine, the full size replica simulator or corresponding pilot and maintenance (EASA Part 147) training at an in-house TRTO (Type Rating Training Organisation).

Industry Leadership

Visionary leadership, coupled with a keen passion for flying, means innovation is ingrained in everything we do. Expanding the bounds of what was thought possible before, Diamond is proud of our long list of aviation firsts.


  • Diamond Aircraft revolutionized the aviation market with being the first to introduce Diesel piston singles and twins
  • Diamond Aircraft is the only aircraft manufacturer that also builds its own Diesel aircraft engines running on Jet-A1. The Austro Engine AE300 with 168 hp offers low fuel burn, independence from leaded fuel and low noise emission
  • Diamond Aircraft developed out of its general aircraft the world’s most economic remote sensing platform -  DA42 MPP Guardian
  • The first seven-seat modern composite aircraft
  • World’s first flights with pure bio fuel made from algae with a Diamond DA42 NG equipped with AE300 engines
  • The world's first serial hybrid electric aircraft, the DA36 E-Star
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