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Improved DA42 MPP Special Mission aircraft completed

Since the beginning of 2016, Diamond Aircraft has produced a complete re-designed variant of its special mission aircraft DA42 MPP. The turbo-charged, jet fuel powered aircraft has undergone significant structural and aerodynamic improvements leading to a better overall performance.

The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is now 1,999 kg (4,407 lbs), which means an increase of 99 kg (218 lbs) for additional payload or fuel. The average empty weight of 1,380 kg (3,043 lbs) offers now 619 kg (1,365 lbs) for crew, jet fuel, and airborne mission equipment.

The substantial weight reduction resulted in increased speed, enhanced overall performance and most important in additional payload.

The stronger generator provides 28V / 100 Amps (2.8 kW) solely for mission equipment. It is powerful enough to easily run a typical ISR configuration, consisting of a high performance EO/IR turret, a maritime radar, a SATCOM data link and an on-board mission management system.

The improved DA42 MPP variant also comes with the stability augmentation system Garmin ESP (Electronic Stability and Protection). Fully integrated in the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, it provides additional safety for the crew during complex, long endurance land or maritime surveillance missions. The technology assists the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a safe and flight stable condition.

Press release issued by Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH on May 24, 2016

 

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Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airframer

 

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