N980JA – Diamond DA42 Twin Star – $269/wet

N980JA – Diamond DA42 Twin Star – $269/wet

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.

Airplane Specifications

GPS Garmin 1000
  • Two High Resolution XGA Displays
  • Solid State Air Data Computer
  • Solid State 3-Axis Magnetometer
  • Electronic Engine Indicator System (EIS)
  • Dual Nav/Coms
  • Digital Audio Panel with Audio Playback
  • Dual IFR Enroute/Approach Certified GPS
  • Terrain and Obstacle Mapping
  • Backup Airspeed, Attitude and Altimeter
  • Honeywell KAP140 Autopilot
Horsepower 2 x 180
Year 2007
Rate $269/wet
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