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DA42
The definition of perfection

The DA42-VI, our latest DA42 version, is  easy to fly and burns fuel like a single, but with the added safety of a second engine. The impressive cross-country performance will please you! No wonder it’s the bestselling piston twin, by far.

10.4 gal/h
197 kts
18,000 ft
1,215 nm
4 seats
1,299 lbs

The DA42-VI is wonderful. She does everything you promised. TAS 175-180 with a fuel burn of 13 gph total at altitude. Climbs like a rocket through the ice layer, 1350 fpm and still 1100-1200 at altitude. Radar is great. Use it a lot. Data link is great. Weather and sending emails and SMS at altitude. I don't think there is any other piston twin that comes close price/performance-wise. For those of us who don't want to spend what it takes to fly a turboprop, the DA42-VI is the perfect airplane. Just flew to Oxford England this afternoon. The flight deck was busy. All the tools came into play. What a dream machine!

Brian Meese
DA42-VI owner, Sweden

Highlights Advanced Twin Technology

Design

Safety

Airframe

Sleek all carbon airframe

The composite airframe is durable, easily maintained and will keep looking great for many years to come. We combined looks with exceptional visibility, comfortable access and lots of stowage space.

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Propulsion and Avionics

Tech Specs Technical Specifications

Engine2 × Austro Engine AE 300 turbocharged common-rail injected 2.0 liter diesel engine with 168 HP and EECU single lever control system
Fuel gradesJet A-1, Jet A, TS-1 (Russia, Ukraine), RT (Russia, Ukraine), No. 3 Jet Fuel (China), JP-8
Max. speed (16,000 ft, MCP) 1,760 kg TOW365 km/h TAS197 kts TAS
Range at 60 % (12,000 ft, incl. auxiliary tank)2,250 km1,215 nm
Consumption at 60 % in total39.4 l/h10.4 US gal/h
Max. operating altitude5,486 m18,000 ft
Seats44
Useful load589 kg1,299 lbs
Max. take off mass1,999 kg4,407 lbs

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Evionica - Training & E-Learning

Just like Diamond Aircraft stands for perfection in manufacturing aircraft, the highest quality and attention to detail, Evionica provides customers with whole new world of aviation computer based training solutions and technologically advanced e-learning solutions. Evionica's Class Rating CBT course for the DA42 provides the next-generation distance learning experience for Diamond pilots.

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Awards and Nominations Diamond goes above and beyond!

Diamond has pioneered many aviation firsts and achieved numerous milestones and industry expert accolades.

Golden A’ Design Award 2020

About the award

The Golden A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to products, that have demonstrated an exemplary high level of excellence in design.

Diamond Aircraft is honored to have received the Golden A’ Design Award 2020 in the category Aerospace and Aircraft Design for the twin-engine DA42-VI.

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Flying Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award 2009

“... the company launched parallel programs to: a) re-engine the DA-42 with conventional gasoline-powered Lycomings of much higher power; and b) to develop its own Austro diesel engine — a significant improvement over the original in performance, efficiency and maintainability. The seemingly impossible was completed in a remarkable 18 months.” ~ Statement Flying Magazine  ~

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Aero News Network – Plane of the Year 2006

Aero-News Network congratulated Diamond Aircraft "for a magnificent effort and for producing an aggressively innovative, yet solid, product", naming the Diamond DA42 Twin Star as 2006 Airplane of the Year in the General Aviation Piston Twin category.

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Range Map Diamond takes you places!

Conditions: Maximum Take Off Mass, ISA, No fuel reserve.
Click on your preferred location on the map to see the range with auxiliary tank. Distance and time indicated are for guidance only and should not be used for flight planning purposes. Air traffic congestion, wind and other factors are not taken into consideration. Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft and can change without notice.

Conditions: Maximum Take Off Mass, ISA, No fuel reserve.
Click on your preferred location on the map to see the range with auxiliary tank. Distance and time indicated are for guidance only and should not be used for flight planning purposes. Air traffic congestion, wind and other factors are not taken into consideration. Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft and can change without notice.