The fleet consists of Diamond DA-40D single-engine, propeller-driven aircraft built with modern composite materials. This sophisticated aircraft equipped with the latest Electronic Flight Information System, GARMIN 1000 avionics suite, is an ideal learning platform. It facilitates understanding of even the complex commercial Aviation Instrumentation, Navigation, etc. It can achieve 135 horsepower for a cruise speed of 145 knots and has a range of more than 700 nautical miles.
Trainees get an exquisite exposure to various aspects of Glass-cockpit on this airplane to be proficient enough for Multi-Engine, more sophisticated and big Airline jets.
The DA42 Twin Star fitted with Thielert /Continental Diesel Engines is an incredible flying machine and excellent multi-engine trainer. It is the world's first and only aircraft with an advanced airframe, avionics, and engines. A FADEC system similar to those in Jets, combined with advanced Avionics, provides a training experience unmatched by any other piston aircraft.
Fully IFR equipped with the Garmin G1000, autopilot, the Twin Star leads the way with exceptional range, economy and comfort.The DA-42 is powered by two Thielert Centurion turbo diesel engines which are liquid cooled and produce 135 BHP each.If you are planning a career in the airlines and know you will only be flying glass panels, this is your airplane.The DA-42 to be the easiest and most fun twin to fly ( compared to the Seneca, Aztec, Apache, seminole and Baron). Glass and dual GPS make it he best multi-IFR trainer in the market.
These Jet-A fueled engines give the DA-42 speed and multi-engine confidence to go direct over water or rugged terrain; all with unparallel economy to cover great distances without the need to refuel
A state of the art Flight Training Device ALSIM AL 42-18 Twin Engine Simulator of the Flight Navigation and Procedures Trainer (FNPT- II) is available.
The Engineering Department, located in a well-equipped MRO hangar facility, has highly trained, experienced and dedicated maintenance personnel. They will ensure that you have a fully serviceable aircraft whenever you are required to undertake flying training.
APFTAL is a DGCA approved maintenance organization under CAR-M sub-part F & G. It is also an authorised “Centurion Fleet Operator Service Center” authorised to perform repair and maintenance services and after-sales service on Centurion engines 1.7, 2.0 and 2.0S of its own fleet and only authorised service center in India of Diamond Aircraft Industries.
Maintenance will be done as per program specified by the manufacturer and approved by the Indian Civil Aviation Authorities