Aircraft Review

December 2011 Issue

Premier’s XLS Upgrade: Improving the DA40

Even in a tight market, buyers want all the options, including air conditioning and plush leather seats. Premier’s upgrade offers both.

The aircraft mod business isn’t what it used to be. Hell, nothing’s what it used to be in a world where aircraft sales are struggling back from the abyss. In the heyday of mods, dozens of companies offered all sorts of upgrades—fuel tanks, intercoolers, wingtips—were available for new airplanes, but lately not so much. One new mod that caught our eye recently was Premier Aircraft Sales upgrade to the Diamond DA40, a popular entry level cruiser that also has legs as a trainer and personal transportation aircraft.

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