Great for traveling and training, powered by Lycoming

Whether you are a new aviator looking for the perfect first airplane, an experienced IFR pilot with discerning tastes or a forward thinking flight school, the DA40 XLT is the smart choice. The durable and aerodynamically efficient composite airframe, powered by the bulletproof IO360 Lycoming, offers a perfect balance of performance and superb handling, making the DA40 a great airplane for travel, leaseback, and training alike.

DA40 XLT At A Glance:

  • 4 Seats / Big Baggage Space
  • Superb Visibility
  • Durable Composite Airframe
  • Superior Stability and Control
  • GARMIN G1000NXi with GFC700 Autopilot
  • Excellent Performance
  • Bulletproof Lycoming IO360
  • Great Personal or Flight Training Airplane

The DA40 XLT is an all round practical and versatile multi-use four seat airplane for the 21st century. Combining the best qualities of its venerable predecessors, like the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and 182 Skylane, the DA40 XLT does it all, with a modern twist. Personal flying, instruction, cross country transportation, the DA40 XLT offers a unique blend of practicality, performance, and value.

With a modern all composite airframe, proven Lycoming IO360 piston engine and the industry leading Garmin G1000NXi, the DA40 XLT combines a blend of modern airframe and avionics with the venerable Lycoming IO360, arguably the most reliable AVGAS engine of all time.

Private owners will delight in the performance, handling, high quality finish, luxurious interior, thoughtful details and comfort features that make the DA40 such a pleasure to fly.

Commercial operators and leaseback owners will appreciate the ramp appeal, the reliability and low overall lifecycle cost.

With nearly 2,000 Diamond DA40’s in worldwide service today, many in high utilization commercial operations, the DA40 fleet is proving its durability and safety, day in and day out, every day.

The DA40 XLT is the ultimate development of this popular single, incorporating the experience gained in several million hours of operation and years of service under the harshest of conditions. While it cannot match the absolute fuel efficiency and economy of its Austro powered stablemates, the DA40 XLT’s aerodynamically efficient airframe extracts a level of performance out of its 180hp Lycoming engine, normally associated with higher horsepower.

For those seeking fuel efficiency, value and a blend of modern airframe and avionics with conventional power, the DA40 XLT is the perfect choice.

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The DA40 XLT offers exceptional visibility thanks to its panoramic wrap around canopy and generous rear windows. Comfortable access for all on board is assured through the forward swinging canopy and large rear door that provides access to the folding rear seats and generous fuselage baggage area.

The sleek all composite airframe incorporates advanced aerodynamics with the latest in passive safety technology for high performance, great efficiency and superior occupant protection.

The rugged airframe is designed to resist the bumps and scrapes of a busy flightline and stands up well in any environment to keep looking great for many years to come. Reinforced landing gear attachments, tough springsteel main gear legs and a low maintenance nosegear strut forgive rough landings with ease.

High crosswind capability, centre stick with excellent control harmony and precise handling make the DA40 a joy to fly and a great training platform.

The DA40 XLT comes standard with a choice of stylish and hard wearing interior materials. For commercial operators, custom configurations to suit specific training requirements are available.

For luxurious comfort and style, available features include premium leather interiors in several designs and colours, adjustable pilot seatbacks and lumbar support, electrically adjustable rudder pedals, available air conditioning, and much more.


The fuel injected normally aspirated Lycoming IO360M1A is the most advanced development of the long serving Lycoming 180 hp O/IO360 family. Installed in the DA40, the 180hp engine drives a choice of composite and metal constant speed 2 blade propellers by Hartzell or a 3 blade propeller by MT, offering each customer the choice of maximum performance, durability and value.

The Lycoming IO360, delivers smooth and refined performance, has amassed millions of flight hours in high utilization operations worldwide, is familiar to A&P’s everywhere and consistently reaches TBO and beyond.


For well over 10 years, every DA40 has left the factory with Garmin’s legendary G1000 flightdeck. The DA40 XLT’s fully integrated G1000NXi flight deck, incorporating the latest features including the ultra precise GFC700 Automatic Flight Control System, offers superior situational awareness, convenience and safety.

Available equipment provides Traffic Advisories, Synthetic Vision Technology, Satellite WX and Entertainment, and more.

The conventional full size standby instruments are centrally located for optimum viewing from both student and instructor positions and to allow partial panel training.

Safety by Design

Diamond’s industry-leading safety record is the result of our commitment to protecting you and your passengers with a long list of active and passive safety features.

Active safety features help to avoid accidents in the first place, the first and most important line of defence. Passive safety features are designed to minimize the probability and degree of injury, in case the unexpected happens.

The DA40 XLT offers the ultimate in handling, stability and control, ease of operation plus structural and system redundancies, all coupled with a high degree of crashworthiness.

Standard Features and Options

Airframe & Powerplant

  • 180hp Lycoming IO360M1A AVGAS Piston Engine
  • Powerflow tuned exhaust system
  • Hartzell 2-blade metal constant speed propeller
  • Optional Hartzell 2 blade composite constant speed propeller
  • Optional MT 3-blade constant speed propeller
  • All composite airframe structure
  • Multi-path lightning protection system
  • Fixed spring steel main landing gear struts
  • Electric flap system
  • 26g cabin and seats
  • Leather interior


  • 3-point automatic reel seat belts (all seats)
  • Adjustable rudder pedals
  • 28V power outlet
  • LED overhead cabin lights
  • Sun Glare Shields and Canopy Lining
  • LED landing and taxi lights
  • LED position and strobe lights


  • GARMIN G1000NXi glass cockpit with:
  • 10-inch Primary Flight and Multifunction Displays
  • GFC700 AFCS
  • Electronic Stability and Protection System
  • GEA 71 airframe/engine interface unit
  • Dual GIA 63WAAS Com/Nav/GPS/GS/Loc
  • GMA1347 digital audio system
  • GTX345R Mode-S transponder with ADS-B In/Out and Bluetooth connectivity
  • GRS77 AHRS
  • GDC74 digital air data computer
  • GMU44 magnetometer
  • Stdby Instruments (Attitude Indicator, Air Speed Indicator, Altimeter)
  • 406 Mhz ELT

Avionics Options

  • Garmin GDL69A satlink – XM weather & radio (subscr. req), 7 lbs
  • Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), 0 lbs
  • L-3 WX500 Stormscope, 7 lbs
  • Avidyne TAS600 Traffic Advisory System, 15 lbs
  • Jeppesen ChartView approach plates (subscr. req), 0 lbs

Airframe Options

  • Air Conditioning, 70 lbs
  • Adjustable pilot & co-pilot seats, 18 lbs
  • Electrically adjustable rudder pedals, 4 lbs
  • Premium leather interior, 5 lbs
  • AmSafe Airbag Seatbelts, 5 lbs


Specifications subject to change without notice. Always consult the Aircraft Flight Manual.


  • Max Take-Off Weight:2,646 lbs
  • Max Ramp Weight:2,655 lbs
  • Max Zero Fuel Weight:2,535 lbs
  • Max Landing Weight:2,535 lbs
  • Standard Empty Weight1:1,746 lbs
  • Useful Load1:900 lbs
  • Max Fuel Weight1,2:300 lbs
  • Full Fuel Payload1,2:600 lbs
  • Notes:
  • 1: Weights and Loads shown are for standard configuration. Selection of optional features may affect these weights. S/N specific production variances can occur. 1,2: Fuel density assumed 6.0 lbs/ USG


  • Fuel Capacity:50 USG
  • Fuel, Unusable:2 USG



  • Vne178 KIAS
  • Vr59 KIAS
  • Vf1 (T/O)108 KIAS
  • Vf2 (LDG)91 KIAS
  • Max Demonstrated Cross Wind20 kts

Cruise Performance

  • Max Speed142 KTAS @ MCP (Sea Level ISA)
  • Cruise Speed137 KTAS @ 75% / 9.2 gph (6,000 ft ISA)
  • Max Endurance17.6 hrs @ 45% power / 6.3 gph (8,000 ft ISA)
  • Max Range1830 nm @ 45% power / 6.3 gph (10,000 ft ISA)

1 No reserve.

Runway Performance

  • T/O Dist @ 2,161 lbs (grnd roll / over 50 ft obst)550 ft / 1,000 ft
  • T/O Dist @ MTOW (grnd roll / over 50 ft obst)1,000 ft / 1,450 ft
  • LDG Dist @ 2,161 lbs (grnd roll / over 50 ft obst)750 ft / 1,700 ft
  • LDG Dist @ MTOW (grnd roll / over 50 ft obst)1,000 ft / 2,100 ft

Climb Performance

  • 910 fpm, Sea Level, ISA2,646 lbs
  • 1,200 fpm, Sea Level, ISA2,161 lbs


  • Certified Ceiling, Normal Ops16,400 ft

Range Map

Click the map at your departure point.
Note: Map is not for navigational purposes. Assumes no reserve, no wind, extended range tanks.

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Time (hrs)
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Fuel Flow (US gal / hr)

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