If you think you’ve heard about the Diamond DA50 before, you’re right. A few times, in fact. And along the way, it’s changed configurations on several instances, and the company has serially pursued and then backburnered the program. Still, the airplane’s re-launch at Aero 2019, with a new go-to engine option and retractable gear, generated a great deal of interest, more than we’d expected, and so we got to thinking about why that might be the case. Has Diamond hit upon the secret recipe for the DA50’s success? It very well could have.
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