This airplane completely smokes any other propeller Multi Engine you have or have not flown. The DA62 is just so much more capable than any other composite airplane especially ones that have parachutes, you do not need a parachute with a Multi Engine airplane that burns 14 gallons of Jet Fuel at 190 Knots. Before you buy any-other aircraft you owe it to yourself to take a test ride in the DA62
The all new DA62 fills the gap between high performance single pistons and entry level turboprops. With a spacious cabin, offering optional three row seven passenger seating, excellent payload and exceptionally low fuel burn, the DA62 is best described as a flying luxury SUV.
The DA62 represents the ultimate development of Diamond’s piston aircraft line, incorporating decades of experience in certified composite airplane construction, safety, jet fuel piston powerplants and advanced avionics integration.
The DA62 will impress pilots looking for more seats and utility, as well as charter operators and corporate flight departments wanting to complement their larger aircraft with a low cost alternative for shorter trips.
The performance, stability, handling characteristics and ease of operation of the DA62 make it easy to transition from single engine to twin. Excellent single engine performance offers a wide margin of safety that single engine aircraft simply do not have. Especially when flying in inclement weather, over inhospitable terrain, over water and at night, nothing beats the safety of continued flight in case of engine failure.
The turbocharged Austro AE330 jet fuel piston engines perfectly match the DA62’s aerodynamically efficient frame, burning only 17.1 gph, combined, at a high speed cruise of 192 ktas, and little as 9 gph at max endurance speed.
Control is jet-engine simple, with each engine / propeller combination controlled by a single power lever and power settings displayed in % power. Simplified power control means that you can focus on more important things – and that is not just more convenient, but safer too.
The 3 blade MT hydraulic constant speed propellers feature advanced blade geometry for efficient performance, smoothness and low noise. They are automatically controlled by each engine’s digital engine control through conventional hydraulic governors. Feathering is as simple as flipping a single switch.
The DA62’s AE330 180 hp jet fuel piston engines are a refinement of the well proven AE300 170 hp engine, in service in Diamond’s DA40 and DA42 since 2009. With over 1,200 engines in service and a total fleet time of well over 600,000 hrs as of November 2015, the AE300 has proven itself to be smooth, reliable and efficient.
The fully integrated Garmin G1000 flight deck with standard 3-axis GFC700 Automated Flight Control System and yaw damper and Electronic Stability and Protection, is complemented by a long list of avionics options to perfectly suit your mission. Integrated weather radar, normally available only on much more expensive aircraft, is available as are Traffic Alerting, Synthetic Vision, and much more. The Line Replaceable Units (LRU’s) are located in a dedicated and externally accessible forward avionics bay, for ease of maintenance and trouble shooting.
Diamond’s industry-leading safety record is the result of our commitment to protecting you and your passengers with a long list of active and passive safety features.
Active safety features help to avoid accidents in the first place, the first and most important line of defence. Passive safety features are designed to minimize the probability and degree of injury, in case the unexpected happens.
The DA62 offers the ultimate in handling, stability and control, ease of operation and structural, system and propulsion redundancies, all coupled with a high degree of crashworthiness.