January 5, 2023

Diamond DA50 RG wins German Design Award

Jon Robinson

Diamond Aircraft’s all carbon fibre DA50 RG aircraft has been recognized in one of the world’s leading industrial design competitions in the category Excellent Product Design in Aviation, Maritime and Railway. Organized by the German Design Council, the German Design Awards were founded in 2012 to recognize trends in product design, communication design and architecture.

The German Design Award jury stated: “The single-engine DA50 RG light aircraft sets standards in this segment in terms of performance, functionality, efficiency and luxury comfort. At the same time, it impresses with a striking design language that makes it unmistakable.”

The five-seat DA50 RG, powered by the FADEC controlled 300hp Continental CD-300 jet-fuel engine, features Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, retractable gear and boasts one of the largest luxury cabins in its class.

“We are thrilled to have been granted the German Design Award Winner 2023 for our unparalleled DA50 RG and are overwhelmed by the number of accolades the DA50 RG has received. This is one great early Christmas present for the entire Diamond Aircraft Family,” said Liqun Zhang, CEO, Diamond Aircraft Industries. “Since introduction this aircraft has sparked so much interest all over the world and everyone who flies it is excited about the comfortable roomy cabin, the superb workmanship and the fantastic flight characteristics.”

The DA50 RG is currently produced in Austria, but the aircraft maker has tentative plans to gear up its Diamond North America facility in London, Ontario, for the final assembly of DA50 RG kits for customers in North America. There is currently a DA50 in London operating on an experimental type certificate for market research.

The DA50 RG in September 2020 earned its basic Type Certification from EASA and Diamond projects FAA validation will be received this spring, which is expected to be closely followed by Transport Canada approval.

(Photo: Diamond Aircraft)