Aero-News Network congratulated Diamond Aircraft “for a magnificent effort and for producing an aggressively innovative, yet solid, product”, naming the Diamond DA42 as 2006 Airplane of the Year in the General Aviation Piston Twin category. The DA42 has also been named 2006 Airplane of the Year by Aviation Consumer magazine, and received the 2006 Editor’s Choice Award from Flying magazine. Previously the Twin Star received Robb Report’s Best of the Best award, and Popular Science magazine’s Top 100 Technology Innovation award.
The February 21 issue of Aero-News states "No airframe represents as much real progress in every aspect of aviation technology (airframe, powerplant and avionics) as does the Diamond DA42. It remains the single most innovative aircraft currently offered to GA… bar none (at least until the D-JET gets into production)".
Diamond’s DA42 offers twin engine safety with the ease of operation, and acquisition and operating costs of high performance singles.
Source: Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. – North America
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