US OEM Diamond Aircraft is to provide customers with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM's satellite-delivered services with the purchase of a new aircraft. Customers will receive SiriusXM's aviation weather and information services plus the SiriusXM All Access programming package, which offers the full spectrum of SiriusXM audio entertainment. SiriusXM aviation weather and audio services are available in the continental United States and Canada.
“With a product line that offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models, from the two seat single DA20 to the stunning seven seat DA62, SiriusXM aviation weather provides services that meet the needs of our pilots,” says CEO Scott McFadzean. “SiriusXM aviation weather's service availability provides Diamond pilots with superior weather information to make the right strategic choices at any altitude.”
SiriusXM VP aviation, marine and music for business Dave Wasby adds: “Our team is proud Diamond Aircraft offers our weather service in aircraft across their lineup. Diamond Aircraft is providing its pilots the ability to experience critical weather features and information via uninterrupted service coast-to-coast, from taxi to touchdown. And adding SiriusXM's All Access package means everyone on board can enjoy the best in audio entertainment, all flight long.”
Diamond Aircraft come optionally equipped with Garmin GDL69 avionics to deliver SiriusXM aviation weather features including high-resolution composite radar updating every 2.5 minutes; surface visibility; NEXRAD storm cell attributes; 2.5 minute updates for lightning strike locations - cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground; and base reflectivity radar.
Other capabilities that ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast) weather doesn't offer include no line-of-sight restrictions; no altitude limitations; no gaps in coverage coast-to-coast; and weather and information from taxi to landing.
A three-month subscription to SiriusXM's satellite-delivered aviation weather, information and audio programming services is available on the DA40NG, DA40XLT, DA42-VI, DA42-L360 and DA62.
The All Access audio programming package is SiriusXM's most extensive offering and includes Howard Stern, every NFL, MLB and NBA game, every NASCAR race, plus NHL games, PGA Tour coverage and live college sports, as well as SiriusXM's wide variety of commercial-free music, plus talk programming, comedy and several exclusive online-only channels. All Access subscribers also get access to SiriusXM programming when they are not in the air, on the SiriusXM app and online at www.siriusxm.com.