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Diamond DA50 Super Star & Magnum
DA50 at Airventure 2007
Manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries
First flight 4 April 2007
Number built 1 prototype

The Diamond DA50 Super Star and DA50 Magnum are five-place single-engine composite aircraft designed by Diamond Aircraft Industries.[1] Introduced in 2006, the project was later put on hold and the current status of the product is unknown.


The DA50 was unofficially presented in December 2006 at a company Christmas party and is to be able to be operated with gasoline and diesel engines up to 350 hp. The new five seater will have one of the largest cabins of the new generation of general aviation airplanes.[1]

The avgas powered version of the DA50 is to be equipped with a single FADEC-equipped Continental TSIO-550-J powerplant with twin turbo chargers producing 350 hp (261 kW). The plane's wingspan is currently reported as 38', 4", with overall fuselage length of 29 feet. The maximum takeoff weight is planned to be 3,527 lbs. The Diamond DA50 Super Star will be pressurized and offer a Ballistic Recovery Systems aircraft parachute system as an option.[1]

The DA50 made its maiden test flight on April 4, 2007 at the Wiener Neustadt East Airport, Austria.[2] The plane made its public debut at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in Germany on April 19, 2007.

The DA50 project was put on hold in 2009 as the economy entered an extended downturn and Diamond turned all their attention to the Diamond D-Jet. It has remained in limbo to this day.[3]


DA50 SuperStar
Pressurized version powered by a Teledyne Continental TSIOF-550J, US FAA certification forecast for 2012[4][5]
DA50 Magnum
Unpressurized version, with a standard integral oxygen system, powered by an Austro Engine AE 300 170 hp (127 kW) diesel, US FAA certification originally forecast for mid-2010[4][6][7]

Specifications (DA50 SuperStar)[edit]

Data from Diamond Aircraft[1][5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: four passengers
  • Length: 28 ft 11 in (8.81 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 4 in (11.68 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
  • Wing area: 148 sq ft (13.7 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3,560 lb (1,615 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 74 US gallons (280 litres)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Teledyne Continental TSIOF-550J six cylinder, four-stroke, piston aircraft engine, 350 hp (260 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant speed, with 4-bladed propeller optional


  • Cruise speed: 200 kn (230 mph; 370 km/h)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Diamond Aircraft (2007). "DA50 Superstar Brochure". Archived from the original on 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Diamond Super Star makes first flight!". n.d. Archived from the original on 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  3. ^ Bill Cox, "Diamond DA40 XLS: Premier Edition", Plane and Pilot, 21 June 2011
  4. ^ a b Peppler, Graeme (April 2009). "Diesel DA50 Headed To U.S.". Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. ^ a b Diamond Aircraft (n.d.). "DA50 SuperStar Specifications". Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Diamond Aircraft (n.d.). "DA50 Magnum Specs and Options". Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Diamond Aircraft (n.d.). "DA50 Magnum (Future Project)". Retrieved 19 July 2010. 

External links[edit]

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