Diamond Aircraft DA42-VI has received the Golden A’ Design Award 2020 in the category Aerospace and Aircraft Design. The DA42 is also the highest selling aircraft in its class with over 1,000 aircraft delivered to customers since its introduction over 15 years ago.
Gemstone Aviation Director of Sales and Demonstrations, Henrik Burkal has been selling and flying the DA42 since its launch:
” I’ve loved the DA42 since it was introduced and the DA42-VI is the latest development in the aircrafts design. This award is recognition to all the hard work put in by the team at Diamond Aircraft to keep the DA42 at the forefront of its class.
It’s a plane that is easy to fly and burns fuel like a conventional single engine aircraft, but with the added safety of a second engine. The aircraft’s cross-country performance has made it popular with private pilots and business owners alike, while low operating costs make it an effective advanced trainer.”
The performance, stability, handling characteristics and ease of operation of the DA42 make it an easy transition from single to twin. Superb performance with a single engine service ceiling of 18,000’ offers a margin of safety that single engine aircraft simply do not have. Especially when flying in inclement weather, over inhospitable terrain, over water and at night, nothing beats the safety of continued flight in case of engine failure. That is why Diamond’s high performance piston is a twin.