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DA52 and DA62
Diamond DA52 prototype maiden flight.png
Diamond DA52 prototype on its maiden flight, 3 April 2012, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Role Twin engine light aircraft
National origin Austria
Manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries
First flight 3 April 2012
Introduction March 2012
Status In production (DA 62) (November 2015)[1]
Number built 1 prototype
Developed from Diamond DA50

The Diamond DA52 and DA62 are five to seven seat, twin-engined light aircraft under development by Diamond Aircraft Industries and first announced in March 2012.[2][3][4]

The DA52 prototype first flew on 3 April 2012 after six months of development.[3][5] In June 2014 it was announced the production aircraft would be designated the DA62.[6][7]

Design and development[edit]

The DA52 development team is headed by Diamond managing director Manfred Zipper. It is based upon the fuselage of the Diamond DA50, but with two Austro AE300 diesel engines burning Jet-A fuel. Company CEO Christian Dries indicated that the engines may be replaced with turboprops.[2][5]

In flying the prototype from Diamond's Wiener Neustadt plant to the AERO Friedrichshafen 2012 show the aircraft achieved 16.6 mpg fuel efficiency, the result of improvements in cooling drag and aerodynamic drag made during its development.[8]

The company originally intended to have the aircraft available for sale in July 2013 and expected to offer fly-by-wire controls as an option by 2014, but development was delayed and those dates were not met.[3][4] The DA62 was EASA-certified on 16 April 2015.[9][10] American Federal Aviation Administration certification is expected by January or March 2016.[11]


Prototype, two built.
Five-seven seat production variant with an extra third window and larger horizontal stabilizer.[7][12]

Specifications (DA62)[edit]

Data from Air International[13]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: up to six passengers
  • Length: 9.19 m (30 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.28 m (7 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 17.10 m2 (184.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,570 kg (3,461 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,300 kg (5,071 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 326 litres (72 imp gal; 86 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Austro AE300 diesel aircraft engines, 134 kW (180 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 367 km/h (228 mph; 198 kn) (True Air Speed (TAS)[14]
  • Cruising speed: 325 km/h (202 mph; 175 kn) (TAS)
  • Stall speed: 125 km/h (78 mph; 67 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 379 km/h (235 mph; 205 kn)
  • Range: 2,380 km (1,479 mi; 1,285 nmi) [14]
  • Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 6.1 m/s (1,200 ft/min)


  1. ^ Diamond Aircraft Industries. "Single Engine Aircraft". diamond-air.at. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bertorelli, Paul (17 March 2012). "At Aero, More New Stuff From Diamond". AVweb. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Diamond Aircraft (3 April 2012). "Erstflug der neuen DA52 von Diamond Aircraft". Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Pew, Glenn (20 April 2012). "Diamond Shares DA52 Maiden Flight Stats". AVweb. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Bertorelli, Paul (3 April 2012). "Diamond Flies Its New DA52". AVweb. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Reed Business Information Limited. "Diamond's top-of-the-range DA52 becomes DA62". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b AVweb Staff (4 June 2014). "Diamond Renames The DA52 The DA62". AVWeb. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Bertorelli, Paul (18 April 2012). "Diamond's DA52 A Centerpiece". AVweb. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Grady, Mary (16 April 2015). "Diamond DA62 Twin Now EASA-Certified". avweb.com. Aviation Publishing Group. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Diamond Aircraft DA62 receives EASA Certification". Diamond Aircraft. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Pope, Stephen (23 April 2015). "Diamond DA62 Certified in Europe". Flying. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Five-Seat Diamond DA-62 Twin Revealed". 1 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Unwin, An Austrian Gem, Air International August 2015, p. 72.
  14. ^ a b "DA62 - More of the Best". Diamond Aircraft. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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