First Diamond DA50 RG Delivered to Middle East

Diamond Aircraft delivered the first DA50 RG to a customer in the Middle East this week at the Dubai Airshow.

Diamond Aircraft First DA50 RG Middle East

The Diamond Aircraft team stands with new owner Khalid Al Khater next to his DA50 RG at the Dubai Airshow. [Courtesy: Diamond Aircraft]

Diamond Aircraft handed over the first DA50 RG to a customer in the Middle East this week at the Dubai Airshow.

Khalid Al Khater, CEO of Qatar-based aircraft sales and services company Aviation Home Qatar, took delivery of the aircraft. Al Khater reports that he has previously owned a DA40,  DA42-VI, and DA62 that he has flown in the Middle East and Europe. The aircraft was on display at the show Friday, marking the first time the model has been exhibited at the United Arab Emirates event.

“I am very excited to be the proud owner of the first ever DA50 RG in the Middle East, and I am really looking forward to enjoying the unparalleled performance and economic benefits of flying such an aircraft, especially in this region,” said Al Khater. “I do believe that we will soon see more DA50s flying in this region.”

The single-engine Diamond DA50 RG, which flew for the first time in 2019, offers a top speed of 181 knots, 754 nm range with 30-minute reserve, and a useful load of 1,210 pounds. Powered by the Continental CD-300 turbocharged, FADEC-controlled engine, it is capable of seating five. The model comes equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics.

Kate O’Connor is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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