Diamond Aircraft’s twin diesel DA42-VI has won dozens of aviation awards but it has also caught the eye of one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The efficient and speedy twin won the A’Design Award in the Aerospace and Aircraft Design category. The A’Design Award is considered the ultimate in design recognition. “We are very proud to have received the respected A’Design Award for our DA42-VI. 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,” said Liqun Zhang, CEO Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH.
The VI version of the aircraft was released in 2011 and featured some design tweaks that cleaned it up aerodynamically and new props. More than 1,000 DA42s have been sold since the aircraft went into service in 2005.