Diamond Aircraft DA42

    In 2009, Diamond reintroduced its attractive little four-seat twin with new engine options, to replace the Thielert diesels that proved troublesome on the original 2005 model. Buyers now can choose either the Diamond-developed Austro diesel or the traditional Lycoming O-360, which is powered by avgas. While the Lycomings are tried-and-true, the smooth and fuel-efficient Austros—modified versions of a Mercedes-Benz engine—may appeal to those who prefer to burn Jet-A, which in most of the world is easier to find than avgas. With its 44-foot wingspan, lightweight composite construction, and roomy cabin, the new DA42 is attracting lots of second looks.

    The 19-passenger copter will have an extended range and features to ensure maximum comfort…
    The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
    The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
    The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
    The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
    The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
    The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
    The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
    The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
    The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…