Diamond Aircraft began in 1981 as Hoffmann Flugzeugbau when it developed the H36 motor glider. In 1985, the company became Diamond Aircraft Industries. It now manufactures general aviation aircraft, including single-engine jets as well as single and twin-engine propeller airplanes.
Though based in Austria, Diamond also has facilities in Canada. At AirVenture 2006, Diamond Aircraft unveiled the D-jet, a personal, single engine jet. Each year Diamond Aircraft is expanding and growing.