First Diamond DA62 with Garmin G1000 NXi Delivered in the U.S.

The seven-seat diesel twin now benefits from improved avionics.

Diamond DA62
Diamond Aircraft announced the first U.S. delivery of the DA62 diesel twin with the new Garmin G1000 NXi avionics system.Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft has delivered the first DA62 diesel twin with the new Garmin G1000 NXi avionics system to a U.S. customer.

LifeStyle Aviation, a Diamond dealer on the East Coast, announced the delivery to North Carolina businessman Mike Case, who said he decided to move up from older general aviation airplanes he’s owned to the latest diesel engine and Garmin avionics technology in the DA62.

“I wanted something that was more technologically advanced, like with the G1000 in a new computer designed airplane as opposed to legacy airplanes,” Case said.

Diamond DA62 Garmin
The Diamond DA62 features a fully-integrated Garmin G1000NXi flight deck with standard 3-axis GFC700 Automated Flight Control System.Diamond Aircraft

G1000 NXi, which is quickly becoming the standard in new GA airplanes, features much faster processors, crisper displays and extra capabilities compared with the original version of G1000. In the DA62, the avionics system features a unique keyboard integration that places it between the pilots on a pedestal.

“The new Garmin NXi represents next generation avionics capabilities that pilots have been asking for,” said John Armstrong, CEO of LifeStyle Aviation. “We are thrilled to bring this state-of-the-art technology to market, and since all new Diamond aircraft will be produced with the NXi panel going forward, we look forward to helping our clients discover the advantages of these exciting advancements.”

Introduced last year, the DA62 is powered by twin Austro compression ignition engines that burn jet-A and are controlled by fadec. Read our full pilot report here.