Continental Diesel Dual Mass Flywheel

We were un-crating the engines for a CD135 conversion DA42, and much to our surprise, on this engine, We discovered this interesting sticker on the rail: This is an unexpected bonus for the already excellent CD135 engines. Continental had talked about the dual mass flywheel at Oshkosh last year, but these were the first we’ve […] ...Read more »

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 »

How Many DA42’s Are Operating in North America?

And: How many hours has the Austro AE300 engine accumulated worldwide? As of earlier this year: Operating Experience AE300 Engine Total accumulated hours: 200,000 Deliveries: 580 engines Fleet Leader: DA42NG: 1900 hours   North America DA42 Fleet: 30 Conversions and Six NG’s including this one. 171 total DA42’s on FAA registry (may exclude some MPP) […] ...Read more »

New DA42 Demo Flight Video from Skill Aviation

A client of Skill Aviation in Waukegan, IL posted a great video of his DA42NG intro flight with Skip: ...Read more »

Austro Engine TBO and Maintenance Intervals Extended

As of April 2012, Austro Engine company has extended the TBO and some key component replacement/inspection intervals. The purpose of this communication is to not only ensure you are aware of these new developments, but also to ensure you fully understand how this impacts your operation of your DA42-NG aircraft(s).  Please find attached a copy […] ...Read more »
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