The DA50 Super Star is a light aircraft of the Austrian company Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH.
The five-seat aircraft was unofficially unveiled in December 2006 after 11 months of development work on a Company Christmas Party and is initially equipped with the FADEC - controlled engine Teledyne Continental TSIOF - 550J with 350 hp and twin turbochargers. Two turbo diesel engine versions with 170 PS ( DA50 Magnum aka " DA50 light" ) and 270 hp from its own development in cooperation with Austro Engine and MBtech based on Mercedes -Benz engines are in progress. The 170 - horsepower turbo diesel engine based on the Mercedes -Benz engine 2.0 flew on 11 July 2007 for the first time in a DA40 and is since January 2009, EASA certified. The 270 - hp engine is scheduled to fly in the DA50 first time in 2010.
The DA50 has a built-in air - and oxygen -conditioning, electrically adjustable pedals and control stick and a folding rear bench seat. As an option, a rescue system is offered. The cockpit has three Garmin G1000 screens.
Final assembly of the DA50 is carried out in London in the Canadian province of Ontario. The certification of the Superstar is first then performed for the U.S. and for the European market. The delivery dates for the Magnum ( end of 2009) and the Super Star ( end of 2010) were re- moved because the orders so far failed allegedly lower than expected ( Source: Peter Maurer Flying Magazine, February 2009).
The first flight of the DA50 Super Star was held in Wiener Neustadt on April 4, 2007. While the Aero Friedrichshafen ( 19 to 22 April 2007), the aircraft was unveiled to the public. The start of production was planned in January 2008 and the delivery from mid-2008. In June 2007, the dates were postponed for a year after 2009. Reason was the redesign of some components, including of the wing. The prototype is based, inter alia, on components of the DA42 and DA40. On 23 July 2007 the aircraft was presented during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fair for the first time the American public. Upon deposit of a deposit of $ 15,000 delivery positions were reserved. The prototype flew in mid-2007 to more than 50 hours.
On 14 May 2008, the DA50 Magnum graduated after nine months of development, its first flight in Wiener Neustadt. It is the second flying DA50, equipped with the Austro Engine AE 300 2.0 engine with 125 kW ( 170 hp). The DA50 Magnum has a takeoff weight of 1480 kg (135 kg less than the more powerful engines DA50 Super Star ), and provides seating for four passengers.
- Wingspan: 11.68 m
- Wing area: 13.75 m²
- Length: 8.81 m
- Height: 2.21 m
- Seats: 4 1
- Cabin width: 1.32 m
- Empty mass: 998 kg
- Max takeoff weight: 1615 kg (MTOW )
- Fuel capacity: 280 l
- Full fuel payload: 400 kg
- Range: 900 NM ( 1667 km )
- Cruise Speed: 180-200 kts ( 334-364 km / h)
- Max Speed : 207 kts ( 383 km / h )
- Max altitude: 25,000 ft ( 7,620 m)
- Basic price ( depending on engine equipment, excluding options): € 325,000 to € 425,000