Diamond DA20-C1 and DA50 RG
Flying|December 2020
The latest in singles from the Austrian OEM
The single-engine-piston side of the house at Diamond Aircraft has made forward progress through the third quarter of 2020, with the restart of production of its two-seat training airplane, the DA20-C1, and debut of its retractable-gear single, the DA50 RG.

This time around, new DA20-C1s are equipped with a G500 TXi avionics suite. The aircraft is still powered by a 125 hp Continental IO-240 engine. The DA20— originally introduced in 1992 and created in two variants—is certified as a utility-category aircraft and is popularly used for primary training with its capacity for spin training. With 7 million flight hours logged across the DA20 fleet in the world, the airplane sees high utilization, with an unlimited lifetime on the airframe. The first brand-new 2020 DA20-C1s were delivered in August 2020, and the company is taking new orders for delivery in 2021.

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