The Diamond DA50 Super Star and DA50 Magnum are Austrian five-place single-engine composite aircraft designed by Diamond Aircraft Industries. Introduced in 2006, the project was later put on hold until the turboprop JP7 variant was introduced in 2015.
The DA50 was unofficially presented in December 2006 at a company Christmas party and is to be able to be operated with gasoline and diesel engines up to 350 hp. The new five seater will have one of the largest cabins of the new generation of general aviation airplanes.
The avgas powered version of the DA50 is to be equipped with a single FADEC-equipped Continental TSIO-550-J powerplant with twin turbo chargers producing 350 hp (261 kW). The plane's wingspan is currently reported as 38', 4", with overall fuselage length of 29 feet. The maximum takeoff weight is planned to be 3,527 lbs. The Diamond DA50 Super Star will be pressurized and offer a Ballistic Recovery Systems aircraft parachute system as an option.
The DA50 project was put on hold in 2009 as the economy entered an extended downturn and Diamond turned all their attention to the Diamond D-Jet.
On 19 January 2015 the prototype now designated DA50-JP7 and powered by a Motor Sich AI-450S turboprop powerplant, was test-flown in Wiener Neustadt. In 2015 type certification was expected near the end of 2016.
Unpressurized version, with a standard integral oxygen system, powered by an Austro Engine AE 300 170 hp (127 kW) diesel, US FAA certification originally forecast for mid-2010
7-seat version powered by a 465 hp (347 kW) FADEC-controlled Motor Sich AI-450S turboprop engine. Two sub-variants are planned, one "tundra" version with rugged landing gear, and one high-performance version for training and private customers. Certification is expected mid to end 2016.