The DA42 is a revolutionary luxury airplane designed with the pilot and passengers in mind by the Canadian / Austrian company Diamond Aircraft. The DA42 Twin Star made its first flight in December 2002 and received the EASA IFR certification in May 2004. It is the first diesel-powered fixed-wing aircraft to make a non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic in 12.5 hours, demonstrating the capability to be operated by air forces, flight training schools and aerial surveillance and mapping operators.
This article will explore why DA42 is the leading edge of light airplane technology and the most suitable for training.
Safety by design
For TAE Aviation Academy, safety is a priority. Introducing a DA42 in our aircraft fleet was a careful choice. Diamond aircraft have the best safety record of any aircraft in the air today! We put safety first and this is clearly seen by the careful selection of our fleet. Ready to fly with TAE’s DA42?
What would you wish to not miss while flying? Exceptional views that flying has to offer. The DA42 offers great visibility, thanks to a panoramic wrap-around canopy and generous rear windows.
The DA42 can fly at a maximum altitude of 18,000ft, climb at a rate of 5.0m/s and reach a distance of 2,245km with a long-range tank. It is an aircraft with high performance and the lowest fuel consumption due to a direct fuel injection system with state-of-the-art engine management (EECU).
Garmin 1000 Avionics
DA42 Multi-Engine Aircraft, is equipped with G1000, which is an all-glass avionics suite design. The G1000 system’s terrain-alerting database gives the pilot an excellent sense of his/her location. The virtual reality display offered, provides a supplemental 3-D depiction of ground and water features, airports, obstacles and traffic. This makes situational orientation far easier and less stressful.
With Diamond aircraft in our fleet, we go above and beyond.