Diamond’s first US delivery of its exciting new DA42 Twin
Star was made Friday at AOPA Expo, to Mr. Henry Van Kesteren of St.
The aircraft was delivered by Mike Bayne of Mid Atlantic Diamond
and Art Spengler of Premier Aircraft Sales.
“I wanted the aircraft for its cutting edge
technology,” said Mr. Van Kesteren, who has accumulated over
38,000 hours flying since joining the US Army Air Corps in
“This really changes everything,” said Peter Maurer,
President of Diamond Aircraft. “The Twin Star represents an
absolute quantum leap, with its modern all carbon airframe, Garmin
G1000 and TAE 1.7 Centurion turbo diesel engines. With twin
engines, known ice certification and single lever throttles, the
DA42 sets new standards with regard to safety and ease of