Imagine this: It’s dark. You’re in the mountains. You’re picking up ice. Your intended destination just closed. It’s times like this that you’re grateful to have the added security of a second engine, flight into known icing certification and incredible endurance. All critical safety features when turning back is not an option. The peace of mind that comes with the Gamin G1000 glass cockpit, GFC700 autopilot, EECU controlled turbo-diesel engines, and a tough composite airframe, is just part of a long list of standard features.
Don’t worry about high cost maintenance, fuelling and single engine operations:
Our DA42-VI equipped with Jet fuel engines offer you extreme fuel efficiency (consumption at 60% 10.4 US gal/hr), take you further (range at 60% 1,200 nm), are fuelled with lower priced Jet-A1 (average relation from Jet-A1 to Avgas 1:2) and have tremendously lower maintenance expenses than conventional gasoline engines.
With traditional twins, single-engine operations were their Achilles heel. Feathering an engine in the ultra-modern DA42-VI is as easy as flipping a switch, and restarting it after a simulated shut down is just as simple. With a single-engine ceiling of 18,000 feet and a positive rate of climb with one engine inoperative, the aircraft is supreme on the performance front, too.
Watch single engine operation of a DA42-VI in flight: