eDA40 Unveiled By Diamond Aircraft Diamond Aircraft is looking to get in on the electric aircraft market. They announced that they will be offering the eDA40. Yes, that is an all-electric trainer from Diamond Aircraft. The company suggests that it has been researching electric and hybrid platforms since 2011 with aircraft such as the DA36 eStar and eStar 2 which were hybrid platforms. They also had a project called 'HEMEP' which was the world’s first hybrid-electric multi engine with lower fuel consumption (higher efficiency) and decreased noise pollution. Therefore the unveiling of the eDA40 should not be a surprise.