Light Commercial (Sky Air)

SkyAir is ideal for Retail and Light Commercial Applications

The Sky Air series is the ideal solution for retail and light commercial applications

Designed for use in shops, restaurants and small offices, Daikin Sky Air provides a comfortable environment for building occupants all year round and offers building owners substantial operating efficiencies to help minimise operating costs. Our new Sky Air series has been engineered as an R22 retrofit solution. With a sizeable number of existing R22 systems in the field reaching the end of the useful operating life, the timely release of our Sky Air series provides a simplified replacement solution which is also cost effective.

Daikin's Sky Air is available in 4 types with a range of capacities to suit a variety of commercial applications. Ranging from discrete round flow cassettes that maintain room aesthetic to sophisticated wall mounted units with wide angle airflow and superior air distribution. For even more power, Daikin's Sky Air ceiling suspended indoor unit can keep cool even the largest of spaces without compromising wall space.

Premium Ceiling Mounted Cassette: 5kW, 6kW, 7.1kW, 10kW, 12.5kW & 14kW
Standard Ceiling Mounted Cassette: 7.1kW, 10kW, 12.5kW & 13.6kW
Ceiling Suspended: 5.8kW, 9.2kW, 11.2kW & 13.2kW
Wall Mounted: 7.1kW & 10kW

Round Flow Cassette

360° airflow with improved temperature distribution

Conventional Flow Round Flow
Conventional Flow Round Flow
Doesn't circulate air evenly Circulates air more evenly for superior comfort

Adapts easily to virtually any installation space

Because air flows out from corner outlets not the centre, comfort spreads widely throughout an environment. With up to 23 flow patterns, airflow can be configured to suit virtually any space.

All-round flow 3-way flow L-Shaped 2-way flow Opposite 2-way flow
All round flow 3-way flow l-shaped 2-way flow Opposite 2-way flow
eg, installed in the middle of a ceiling eg, installed near a wall eg, installed in a corner eg, installed in a long room

Inverter Technology for Enhanced Comfort

An air conditioning system with an inverter continuously adjusts its heating and cooling output in response to temperature changes in the room.  Once the set temperature is reached, a Daikin Inverter continuously adjusts its power output to ensure that it is constantly maintained, without the large temperature fluctuations of a non-inverter system.

Non inverter air conditioners must cycle on and off repeatedly, which can cause large room temperature fluctuations and wastes energy.

Soft starter is unnecessary, making electrical installation work much simpler.
non-inverter Inverter
At startup, an inverter raises frequency smoothly, eliminating the starting current spike.

Compact And Light Weight

Easy, centralized installation from a modular design.
All RZQ models offer a standard 320mm unit depth, and weigh under 108kg.

Energy Efficient

Optimised efficiency and fully MEPS Compliant.

The key measure of an air conditioners efficiency, COP is calculated by dividing a system’s capacity (kW) by it’s power consumption (kW).  The larger the resulting COP value, the more energy efficient.

Energy Efficiency COP

Quiet Operation

Sound Level3 (dB(A)) Rated4 Night Quiet Mode
RZQS50/60AV1 48 44
RZQS71AV1 50 46
RZQS100AV1/Y1 53 49
RZQS125AV1/Y1 54 50
RZQS140AV1/Y1 54 50
RZQ71LV1 49 45
RZQ100/125LV1 51 47
RZQ140LV1 54 50

3. Anechoic chamber conversion value, measured according to JIS parameters and criteria.  Values may vary due to ambient conditions.
4. Value when cooling.  Value will differ when heating.

Nav Ease Controller


Sky Air is managed from a user friendly remote control with an easy-to-read LCD display, enabling users to manage various system control configurations with ease, as well as control multiple indoor units from a single remote.

Series 50 60 71 100 125 140
Premium Ceiling Mounted Cassette (Round Flow) Indoor Unit FCQ50KAVEA FCQ60KAVEA FCQ71KAVEA FCQ100KAVEA FCQ125KAVEA FCQ140KAVEA
Outdoor Unit RZQS50AV1 RZQS60AV1 RZQS71AV1 RZQS100AV1
Standard Ceiling Mounted Cassette (Round Flow) Indoor Unit     FCQ71KAVEA FCQ100KAVEA FCQ125KAVEA FCQ140KAVEA
Outdoor Unit     RZQ71LV1 RZQ100LV1 RZQ125LV1 RZQ140LV1
Ceiling Suspended Indoor Unit     FHQ71BWV1A FHQ100BWV1A FHQ125BWV1A FHQ140CAVEA
Outdoor Unit     RZQS71AV1 RZQS100AV1
Wall Mounted Indoor Unit     FAQ71CVEA FAQ100CVEA    
Outdoor Unit     RZQS71AV1 RZQS100AV1
High efficiency compressors for a higher COP

Daikin’s focus on innovation has led to the development of cutting edge technologies for the provision of quiet, efficient air conditioned comfort, and a high efficiency compressor helps Daikin achieve an exceptionally high COP.


High efficiency compressors – the key to Daikin VRV-III's high COP and larger capacity

Reluctance DC Scroll Compressor

Overheating losses are reduced by pressurising the area around the motor, resulting in energy saving performance in conjunction with other features:
High Thrust Mechanism
By introducing high pressure oil, the reactive force from the fixed scroll is added to the internal force, reducing thrust losses and resulting in improved efficiency and suppressed noise levels.
Powerful magnets:  Neodymium magnets are 10 times more powerful than conventional ferrite magnets.  Their use in Daikin’s DC motor delivers high torque from a compact compressor.
Stronger materials:  Casing strength has been increased by boosting the internal dome pressure.
Optimal refrigerant configuration:  Revised spiral shape and volume ratio result in the optimal refrigerant layout for more efficient operation.

Smooth Air Inlet Bell Mouth and Aero Spiral Fan

These two features work together to significantly reduce noise.  Bell mouth intake guides reduce turbulence from fan suction, while the Aero Spiral Fan incorporates blade edges designed for smooth air flow, reducing turbulence even further.

Smooth sine wave DC inverter Sine wave DC inverter
Escaping eddies are sucked in by the bent blade edges, reducing overall turbulence.

High efficiency compressors – the key to Daikin VRV-III's high COP and larger capacity

DC Fan Motor

By utilising high power permanent magnets instead of the induced magnetism of conventional AC motors, Daikin’s DC motor can deliver significantly higher motor efficiency, especially at low speeds.

Note: Data based on studies conducted under controlled conditions in Daikin laboratories.

Super Aero Grille

Super Aero Grille

Daikin’s Super Aero Grilles have also been designed for high air flow volume. Aero grilles not only look good, but help make your air conditioner efficient and reduce operating noise levels.

R22 Retrofit Technology

With the use of corrosion resistant electronic expansion valve, acid neutralisers and an improved compressor, the RZQS-AV/Y1 condensers are able to be retrofitted to existing R22 piping.

R22 Retrofit Technology

* Strict conditions must be adhered to, please refer to the installation manual and Engineering Data Book for further details including pipe sizes (if pipes are to be re-used)


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Technical Documents:

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