AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

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AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by jb642DA » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:01 pm

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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by Colin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:48 pm

It would be great if that meant they were going to double support.
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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by Boatguy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:09 pm

Well, if they only have one support person today, then it looks like they are doubling the support!
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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by Lance Murray » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm

They are taking production to 150 units per year? Compare that to Tesla Model 3 being produced at 5,000 units per week. This is why aircraft cost so much.
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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by CFIDave » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:38 pm

For the past decade, all of the GA manufacturers together (globally) have only been producing about 1000 fixed-wing piston aircraft per year.

Too small a number to invest in automation, or even re-certification for potential changes and improvements.
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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by BkFlyer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:07 pm

This is very good news for Diamond owners and even sites like DAN. The right trend for sure.
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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by TimS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:56 pm

I think there is a math problem in the article.
144 units to 150; is not even close to double.

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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by Diamond_Dan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:11 am

TimS wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:56 pm
I think there is a math problem in the article.
144 units to 150; is not even close to double.

Tim
This AOPA article adds some granularity:

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all ... ing-growth
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Re: AvWebFlash today - Diamond Aircraft Plans To Double Production

Post by Lou » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 pm

No mention of Lycoming powered DA40's. I guess that is good for prices, but neutral for support.
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