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Austro Engine AE300 series license production successfully initiated

PUBLISHED: 12:47 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:47 07 March 2019

The DA62 flies with the 180 HP AE330

The DA62 flies with the 180 HP AE330

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Austro Engine, a Diamond Aircraft Company, is pleased to announce the successful initiation of its AE300 series license production being reflected by having released the first units of AE300 and AE330 as pre-series engines on February 28th, entering extended testing campaigns

In the coming quarter, Austro Engine will finalize certification and qualification procedure in order to essentially enter into continuous serial production by summer 2019 - generating an output of more than 100 license produced engines within the remaining year.

Jürgen Heinrich, MD of Diamond Aircraft Austria and Austro Engine, said: “The licensing program has always been a substantial part of Austro Engine’s fundamental business model since its founding in 2007 in order to sustainably ensure highest quality engine and parts supply to provide our Diamond fleets with exceptional reliability and superior economics independent from other industries cyclic influences.

Engine block of one of the Austro Engine AE300 / AE330 pre-series enginesEngine block of one of the Austro Engine AE300 / AE330 pre-series engines

“These days we at Diamond and Austro are pleased to witness that the program, which was carefully planned and perfectly executed with great support of our exceptional partners throughout the engine industry becomes manifest by the first produced engines.”

The AE300 series has been the engine of choice for Diamond Aircraft as well as various other platforms reflected by more than 2,000 installations having gathered over 2M flight hours over the last 12 years.

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