The DA42 is the most technologically advanced light training twin aircraft available today; representing the latest in airframe design, avionics capability and new engine technology.
The diesel engine makes this aircraft an environmentally friendly alternative, and the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit with Traffic Advisory System (TAS) environment provides the most relevant preparation for the type of aircraft our trainees are likely to fly.
The engines are computer controlled through fly-by-wire digital throttles eliminating the need for the traditional 6-engine control levers used on more conventional light twin aircraft (throttle, mixture and rpm levers for each engine). This single lever operation is just like the engine controls found on jet airliners.
Crew – 1 pilot
Capacity – 4 (3 passengers)
Length – 8.56 m (28 ft. 1 in.)
Wingspan – 13.42 m (44 ft.)
Height – 2.49 m (8. ft 2 in.)
Empty weight –1250 kg
Maximum take-off weight – 1785 kg
Engines – 2 turbocharged diesel Centurion 2.0 engines producing 135 hp each
Max speed – 359 km/h (223 mph)
Cruise speed – 140 kts
Range –1693 km (975 miles)
Max altitude – 18,000 ft.