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blank 01/23/15 01:37PM DA50, Diamond Aircraft, Ukrainian Built Turbines

Diamond's new turbine-powered aircraft flies like a rocket, says CEO

Diamond Aircraft's new DA50-JP7 is a seven-seat aircraft powered by a Ukrainian-built turbine engine. CEO Christian Dries piloted the first flight of the aircraft this month in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. "This aircraft with this turbine engine almost flies like a rocket," said Dries. The company hopes to certify the DA50 by the end of 2016. AOPA Online
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