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DIAMOND DA 42 Price and Operating Costs


The DIAMOND DA 42, production in 2005 – 2009, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 18,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 152 knots/175 MPH, and a 572 NM/659 SM seats-full range. The DIAMOND DA 42 has a 2,486′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 2,460′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’01” cabin high, 03’09” cabin wide, and 08’05” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 15.00 ft^3; 15.00 ft^3 being internal and N/A ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft DIAMOND DA 42 is $357,500.00. A $178,750.00 loan over 10 years including $744.79 per month in interest equates to a $8,963.19 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the DIAMOND DA 42 has total variable costs of $97,528.50, total fixed costs of $73,847.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $171,375.50. How much does it cost to fly: $380.83 per hour.

Maximal total range:
572 NM / 659 SM
Cruise speed:
152 knots / 175 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $73,847.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $97,528.50
How much does a helicopter cost per year $171,375.50
Cost per hour $380.83

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