Our twin-engine Diamond DA42 aircraft have carbon fibre composite cockpits, just as Formula 1 vehicles. Our Platinum Edition aircraft are fully equipped with GARMIN 1000, autopilot, weather radar, TCAS anti-collision alert systems, TKS ice protection systems, long-range fuel tanks, FADEC digital engine control, etc.
As a fairly recent development, the first variant of the DA42 Twin Star was the first fixed-wing diesel-powered aircraft ever to perform a non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic. It flew from London to St. Johns (Ontario, Canada) in 7 and a half hours, and then to Oporto (Portugal), the entire flight taking 12 and a half hours.
Some variants of the DA42 are designed following specifications established by the UK’s Ministry of Defence, and the Swiss and Austrian air forces, which include surveillance systems equipment.