Safety By Design
When it comes to safety, positive results are what really matter most.
Diamond has earned a safety record, backed by real world data, that is second to none.
is more important than safety.
Diamond Aircraft's primary design goal is to build aircraft that are a pleasure to fly, yet forgiving and safe, while offering
maximum protection in case of an accident. To accomplish this, they invest in two key safety strategies: active and passive safety.
The best accident protection is to avoid them in the first place. Active Safety features and characteristics help do just that.
Active Safety refers to all the features and characteristics of an aircraft that help pilots avoid an accident. These include:
- unparalleled visibility
- agile yet forgiving flight characteristics
- continued controllability through a stall
- positive stability
- superb runway and climb performance
- high crosswind capability
- system and structural redundancy
- comfortable pilot workload
- reliable power
- the latest in avionics technology (integrated glass cockpit and digital autopilot)
Beyond that, active safety includes the matching of an aircraft design to its intended mission and pilot capability.
Our single engine piston models are especially docile and well suited for expert and novice pilot alike.
Our high-performance aircraft offer ice protection and twin engine safety, yet are easy to fly with simple single lever power controls.
Unfortunately, not all accidents can be avoided. Passive Safety features are the second line of defense and help minimize the probability and degree of injuries.
Passive safety elements include:
- structural integrity of the cabin under crashloads
- effective occupant restraint
- impact energy absorption
- unobstructed headstrike zones
- flammable fluid fire protection