Clements pointed out that the D-Jet
, due to low landing speed, will be able to operate from runways as short as 2000 ft.
Your plan is to fly your U.S.-registered airplane from Toronto Downtown (CYTZ), to London, Ontario, (CYXU), to see if you can catch a glimpse of the D-Jet
with its new, bigger engine.
Diamond Aircraft Diamond Aircraft is completing final modifications to its D-Jet
as it finally prepares to start the certification phase of the long-delayed programme.
When I asked an executive of Diamond Aircraft why the D-Jet
wouldn't be certified above 25,000 feet, he said simply, These jets will rarely go above that.
Diamond's plans for the future can be seen near the end of the assembly line: Off to one side sits a new DA42 Twin Star; nearby are two airplanes sporting Chinese characters on disassembled wings ready for shipping; and behind a secretive wall sits the nearly-complete D-Jet
. To say this all reminded me of beavers at work would seem odd unless you've had those animals on your property.
The Borgomanero, northern Italy-based company already supplies landing gear systems for the Eclipse 500, and Diamond D-Jet
business aircraft and the AgustaWestland AW109, AW169 and Bell 429 helicopters.
PMI Media tracks the VLJ market - including models such as the Cirrus SJ50 Vision, Citation Mustang, Diamond D-Jet
, Eclipse 500, Embraer Phenom 100, HondaJet, PiperJet and Spectrum S-33 Independence - by analysing supplier order backlogs and purchasing trends by air taxi, corporate and individual aircraft operators.