DA42-VI The definition of perfection

Advanced Twin Technology

The DA42-VI is easy to fly and burns fuel like a single, but with the added safety of a second engine. Impressive cross-country performance pleases private pilots and business owners alike, while the low operating costs make it an ideal advanced trainer. No wonder it’s the best selling piston twin, by far.

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10.4 US gal/h

197 kts

17,999 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 DA42VI 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


DA42-VI improvements

The most important performance and weight improvements at a glance for a typical aircraft configuration compared to the DA42 NG:

Max. cruise speed (at MCP) 197 kts (365 km/h) TAS 177 kts (328 km/h) TAS
Empty weight*)
3,109 lbs (1,410 kg) 3,153 lbs (1,430 kg)
Take-off ground roll (ISA SL) 
1,083 ft (330 m)
1,444 ft (440 m)
Rate of climb (ISA SL)
 1,400 fpm (7.1 m/s)
1,090 fpm (5.5 m/s)

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Go where singles fear to tread

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 Garmin G1000 NXi 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:

Advanced avionics and all weather capability at day and night

The capableGarmin G1000 NXi cockpit makes flight planning and plan changes in the air less challenging.
A dual-alternator, dual battery system provides you with the confidence that your avionics will be there when you need them. The anti-static primer combined with static wicks ensures crisp reception especially in precipitation when you need it most.
Your DA42-VI is also certified for IFR (Instrumental Flight Rules), VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and Night VFR.
A proven TKS ice protection system helps the DA42-VI to withstand flight into known icing conditions. Wings, tail, propellers and windshield are protected with TKS fluid, systems are redundant and rigorous flight tests have demonstrated the ability of the DA42-VI to withstand icing long enough to get you back to safety.

Built to be the ultimate trainer aircraft

You are preparing your students to be the best airline pilots? The DA42-VI is the finest choice you can take for multi-engine rating. You’ll be in good company, many leading flight schools, make the DA42 a key plane in their training fleets because it offers students a training experience that helps with a transition to the regional jets. Jet-like thrust control, advanced Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpit, and an ability to fly approaches and procedures in conditions similar to those encountered by light jets and turbo-props, means you can get ready for that day when you become an airliner pilot.

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Technical Specifications

DA42-VI Facts & Figures


Dimensionen / Masse / Gewicht

Length 8.56 m 8.56 m
Height 2.49 m 8 ft 2 in
Wing span 13.55 m 44 ft 4 in
Seats 4 4
Empty weight *) 1,410 kg 3,109 lbs
MTOM 1,999 kg 4,407 lbs
Payload *) 590 kg 1,301 lbs
Fuel capacity (standard-/long range tank) 189 lt / 289 lt 50 US gal / 76.4 US gal
Consumption at 60% 39.4 lt / h (in total) 10.4 US gal / h (in total)
Max. Speed 365 km / h TAS 197 kts TAS
Max. Operating Altitude 5,486 m 18,000 ft

*) Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft (with DME, TAS, WX500, AUX, TKS, standard light weight interior without adjustable seats), if not otherwise stated. The above data are approximately specifications and may change without notice.

Note regarding model „DA42 NG“ and name „DA42-VI“:
The DA42-VI is the latest and improved version of the DA42 NG model. We point out that the name “DA42-VI” is used for marketing purposes to improve differentiation from the “DA42 NG”. However the model designation for both aircraft is the same. Therefore all DA42-VI technical documentation (such as type certificate, AFM, AMM, etc.) are issued with the model designation DA42 NG.

Range Map

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.