On August 28, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC)and Wuhu Municipal People's Government jointly organized a delivery ceremony in Wuhu Aviation Industrial Park. Anhui Security Supervision Administration of CAAC East China Regional Administration awarded production certificate (PC) to CETC Wuhu Diamond Aircraft Co., Ltd to approve production of DA42 series airplanes in Wuhu. It signified that the company was the first Chinese plane manufacturer who got the PC in China on the basis of foreign type certificate (TC).
DA 42 was originally engineered by Austrian Diamond Company. According to the related regulations in China, the Chinese plane producer must get the PC before producing the foreign aviation products. DA 42 is made in high-performance carbon-fiber composites. The model has equipped with double AE300 diesel engines in excellent body engineering and superb electronics, which guarantees a nonstop flight for over 3,000 kilometers. The cruising speed is up to 280 km/h.
The first DA42 planes made in Wuhu will be delivered to Hainan Aviation Academy Co., Ltd and Guangdong Longhao Aviation Group Co., Ltd. CETC Wuhu Diamond Aircraft has signed a contract of selling 10 DA42NG medium-level training planes to Civil Aviation Flight University of China, the biggest aviation training institutions in the world.
Wuhu Aviation Industrial Park has brought in 28 projects since 2013. The planned investment is about 20 billion yuan RMB, covering a complete aviation industrial chain of civil planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, engines, propeller, plane parts and so on.