How the Pros Do It: How Diamond Builds Composite Airplanes


Just like the homebuilder in the garage but with expensive tooling and more friends than you can muster on a Saturday to help with a task, Diamond Aircraft builds composite airplanes in two factories, one in Austria and one in London, Ontario. In this video, Paul Bertorelli reports on how the Ontario plant turns out the DA40 single—both the Lycoming and Austro diesel versions—and the impressive DA62 twin.

Diamond Aircraft aren’t homebuilts, of course, but when the topic is “building airplanes,” we like to see how the pros do it.


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