The Diamond DA42 Twin Star has received EASA IFR certification. This follows base certification, which was granted in May 2004.
The aircraft, which is equipped with Thielert Centurion 1.7 turbo diesel engines and the G1000 fully integrated cockpit, made its maiden flight Dec. 9, 2002.
In anticipation of the IFR certification, production is already well underway, with serial number 008 in flight tests and components for serial number 020 in production. First European deliveries are expected to take place this month. More than 470 DA42 Twin Stars have been ordered worldwide.