How Fast is a DA42?

There are three flavors of diesel  DA42 available in North America: DA42TDi with 135 HP Centurion engines DA42NG with 168 HP Austro AE300 engines DA42N-VI with Austro engines and a suite of aerodynamic cleanups As with just about everything in aviation, there are tradeoffs between cost and performance, and what follows is drawn from the […] ...Read more »

DA42 NG and Austro Engine Life Extension Continues

Last month, Austro Engine received the 1,500 hour TBO for the 170 HP turbo diesel engine powering the DA42 NG.  In less than one year, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) raised the AE300 TBO in two steps: from 1000 to 1200 hours, and now to 1500 hours.  Additionally, only the high-pressure pump must be […] ...Read more »
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