The Diamond DA42 Twin Star is a 4-seat, twin-engine aircraft equipped with Garmin 1000 avionics. It is an excellent choice for transitioning from single- to multi-engine aircraft, as well as for cross-country flights and weekend getaways.
This sleek four-seater was first certified in the United States in 2005 and has undergone some variations in its time. N980JA is an L360 model, which has dual Lycoming 180hp IO-360 engines.
The DA42 has a fantastic panoramic wrap-around canopy and large rear windows, making for excellent visibility for you and your passengers. There is ample storage in the fuselage baggage area and the two nose compartments – purposely designed for golf bags. And you can’t get much more aerodynamic than the carbon composite airframe, which is durable and safe.
For anyone looking to do Multi-Engine training, N980JA is a highly economical and fun option.
|Horsepower||2 x 180|
|Max. takeoff weight||3,935 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity||78 gal|
|Useful Load||1,087 lbs • view weight & balance|
|Cruise Speed||160 KTAS @ 75%|
|Service Ceiling||18,000 ft|
|Full fuel payload:||619 lbs|