Diamond relaunches upgraded DA20 two-seater

Diamond Aircraft has restarted production of its two-seat DA20, powered by a 125hp Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with Garmin G500TXi avionics.

The DA20-C1 will appeal to flight schools, says Diamond. More than 1,000 DA20s are already in operation around the world, having clocked up nearly 7m flight hours indicating high usage.

Diamond DA20-C1 cockpit
Cockpit of the relaunched DA20-C1 equipped with Garmin G500 TXi avionics

The DA20 was introduced in 1992 and exists in two variants, the DA20-C1 with the Continental engine and the DA20i Katana with a Rotax engine.

It is certified as a utility category aircraft and is cleared for spin training and night VFR.

The first brand new 2020 DA20-C1 was delivered in August 2020. The Austrian company is taking new orders for delivery in 2021. List price of the DA20-C1 in the US is $227,800.

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