Premier Aircraft Sales Takes First U.S. Retail Delivery of Diamond DA50 RG

The anticipated new model runs on jet-A and features redundant FADEC systems.

Premier Aircraft Sales takes first U.S. retail delivery of the Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG. [Courtesy: Premier Aircraft Sales]

Premier Aircraft Sales, which has been an authorized Diamond Aircraft dealer since 2002, became the first U.S. merchant to take retail delivery of a DA50 RG, Diamond’s new diesel powered single-engine aircraft.

“We were the first U.S. dealer to deliver a new DA50 RG to a customer during last year’s Oshkosh AirVenture, and now, becoming the first dealer to take delivery of our own DA50 RG demonstrator is another milestone for Premier Aircraft Sales,” said Travis Peffer, CEO of Premier Aircraft Sales. “We are extremely proud that our long relationship with Diamond Aircraft has allowed us to be the first Diamond dealer to offer our customers the opportunity to

fly and buy this incredibly efficient, comfortable, and beautiful airplane.”

The DA50 RG is powered by a 6-cylinder, 300 hp Continental Aerospace

Technologies CD-300 engine that runs on jet-A fuel, which has advantages including lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions, and more reliable worldwide fuel availability compared with avgas.

The aircraft’s geared, turbocharged, and liquid-cooled powerplant is controlled by two redundant FADEC units. Performance figures include a maximum airspeed of 181 ktas, cruise speed of 172 ktas, maximum range of 754 nm, and useful load of 1,210 pounds. 

“Ever since the DA50 RG’s introduction in 2020, it has arguably been the most anticipated new single-engine piston aircraft in history,” said Jeff Owen, vice president of sales for Premier Aircraft Sales. “Now that we have our demonstrator available, we’re excited to give prospective owners a chance to experience for themselves why it’s earned its place as a truly aspirational airplane.”

The company said the aircraft will be on display during the U.S. Aircraft Expo at the Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP) in Florida on February 2-3.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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