Diamond Aircraft has received the Golden A’ Design Award 2020 in the category Aerospace and Aircraft Design for the twin-engine DA42-VI. The A' Design Award and Competition is a prestigious and influential design accolade. The A' Design Award winner logo symbolises exceptional design excellence in products, projects and services.
“We are very proud to have received the respected A' Design Award for our DA42-VI,” says CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Liqun Zhang. “The DA42-VI is highly valued by our clients all over the world, and it's a great pleasure to see her acknowledged by design professionals. This success would not be possible without a great team of highly passionate and experienced staff. I want to thank all of you; you have been doing an outstanding job every day, and this award is dedicated to you.”
The main emphasis of the DA42-VI design was to create an aircraft that is easy to fly and burns fuel like a conventional single engine aircraft, but with the added safety of a second engine. The aircraft's cross-country performance has made it popular with private pilots and business owners alike, while low operating costs make it an effective advanced trainer.
The DA42-VI is an all-carbon twin jet fuel engine composite piston aircraft incorporating advanced aerodynamics and the latest in passive and active safety technology for superior occupant protection, high performance and great efficiency.
The interior of the DA42-VI was designed with the pilot and passengers in mind; ergonomically designed and climate-controlled seats with variable lordosis support and adjustable backrest; hand-made upholstery options as well as great optional interior features such as built-in tablet mount provisions or removable right-hand control stick. Further enhancing the elegant lines are the extensive choices of standard exterior designs and the option for exterior customisation.
About 1,000 DA42s have been delivered since its introduction more than 15 years ago, outselling all other certified piston twins combined. The all-carbon composite DA42-VI is equipped with jet-fuel Austro engines, Garmin G1000 NXi with three-axis automatic flight control system and optional electrically driven air conditioning.