DA42 at a glance
The DA42-VI is easy to fly and burns fuel like a single, but with the added safety of a second engine. Impressive cross-country performance pleases private pilots and business owners alike, while the low operating costs make it an ideal advanced trainer. No wonder it’s the best selling piston twin, by far.
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.
▪ 4 seats, convenient access ▪ Panoramic canopy ▪ Luxurious leather interior ▪ G1000 NXi with 3-axis GFC700 and Yaw Damper ▪ Twin 168 hp Jet fuel AE300 Engines ▪ Superb Single Engine Performance ▪ High Fuel Efficiency ▪ TKS Ice Protection (FIKI)
DA42 VI Specification
|Engine||2x Austro Engine AE 300 turbocharged common-rail injected 2.0 liter diesel engine with 168 HP and EECU single lever control system|
|Propeller||2x MT propeller MTV-6-R-C-F/CF 190-69 3-blade constant speed propeller|
|Fuel Grades||Jet A-1, Jet A, TS-1 (Russia, Ukraine), RT (Russia, Ukraine), No. 3 Jet Fuel (China), JP-8|
|DIMENSIONS / MASS / LOADING|
|Empty Weight||1,410 kg|
|Useful Load||589 kg|
|Max. take-off mass||1,999 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||289 lt / 231 kg|
|- main tank||189 lt / 151 kg|
|- auxiliary tank||100 lt / 80 kg|
|Max. speed (16,000 ft, MCP) 1,760 kg TOW||365 km/h TAS 197 kts TAS|
|Cruise Speed at 75% (16,000ft)||326 km/h TAS 176 kts TAS|
|Max. rate of Climb (MSL)||7.9 m/s 1,550 ft/min|
|Max. range (incl. Aux tank)||2,250 km 1,215 nm|
|Fuel Consumption at 60%||39.4 lt/hr 10.4 US gal/hr|
|Take-off performance (MSL ground roll/landing distance)||340 m 1,115 ft|
|Certified service ceiling||5,486 m 18,000 ft|
|Max. demonstrated crosswind||46 km/h 25 kts|
The fully integrated Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck with standard 3-axis GFC700 Automated Flight Control System, yaw damper and Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP™), is complemented by a long list of avionics options to perfectly suit your needs. Integrated weather radar, normally available only on much more expensive aircraft, is available as are Traffic Alerting, Synthetic Vision, and much more. Your DA42-VI is also certified for IFR (Instrumental Flight Rules), VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and Night VFR.
All weather capability
A proven TKS ice protection system helps the DA42-VI to withstand flight into known icing conditions. Wings, tail, propellers and windshield are protected with TKS fluid, systems are redundant and rigorous flight tests have demonstrated the ability of the DA42-VI to withstand icing long enough to get you back to safety.
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Henrik is Director, Sales and Demonstrations. He has worked with Diamond Aircraft UK for 10 years and has more than 40 years experience in GA and Business Aviation.
Chris is Director, Operations and Marketing. He was co-founder of DEA Aviation Ltd which is an AOC operator and has part 145 maintenance of Diamond Aircraft. He has been an owner and pilot of a Diamond Aircraft since 1995.