Manufactured in Germany by COMCO IKARUS GmbH, the single engine piston Ikarus C42 B is a two seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation microlight aircraft. The single engine, high wing monoplane is powered by a Rotax 912s flat 4 engine of 100 hp. The Ikarus C42 B is used for flight training, touring, and personal flying. The Ikarus C42 B has the capacity for one crew member and one passenger. The empty weight is 583 lb (265 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is approximately 1041 lb (473 kg) depending on the country.