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DA40 Series
Four seat versatility

Whether you are a new aviator looking for the perfect first airplane or an experienced IFR pilot with discerning tastes, the DA40, available either with a Jetfuel or an AVGAS engine, is the smart choice. The durable composite airframe, ultra low fuel burn and superb handling make the DA40 a great airplane for travel, leaseback, and training alike.

5.1 gal/h
154 kts
16,400 ft
940 nm
4 seats
904 lbs

We are really impressed with our new Jet-A1 powered DA40 NG’s and DA42-VI’s. They are providing us with excellent reliability and are an excellent platform for our training. We expect fuel  consumption reductions over our AvGas powered fleet of 32% for our single-engine aircraft and 55% for the multi-engine fleet. Well done to you guys for producing such great products.

Kevin McMurtrie
Chief Flying Instructor, Australian International Aviation College

Highlights

Design

Designed for pilot's satisfaction

Choose from nine different standard exterior styling options and a variation of premium interior materials.

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Safety

Propulsion and Avionics

Jet fuel or AVGAS power and top notch avionics

Make your favorite engine choice - Austro Engine or Lycoming and enjoy airliner like flight handling.

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Airframe

Sleek all composite airframe

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

Tech Specs Technical Specifications

 DA40 NGDA40 XLT
EngineAustro Engine AE 300 turbocharged common-rail injected 2.0 liter diesel
engine with 168 hp and EECU single lever control system
180 hp Lycoming IO360M1A AVGAS Piston Engine
Fuel gradesJet A-1, Jet A, TS-1 (Russia, Ukraine), RT (Russia, Ukraine),
No. 3 Jet Fuel (China), JP-8
AVGAS
 DA40 NG DA40 XLT 
Max. speed (14,000 ft, MCP)285 km/h TAS154 kts TAS263 km/h TAS142 kts TAS
Range at 60 % (incl. auxiliary tank)1,741 km940 nm--
Range at 45 % (incl. auxiliary tank)--1,537 km830 nm
Fuel consumption

19.5 l/h

(@60%)

5.1 US gal/h

(@60%)

31 lt/h

(@65%)

8.2 US gal/h

(@65%)

Max. operating altitude5,000 m16,400 ft5,000 m16,400 ft
Seats4444
Useful load410 kg904 lbs408 kg900 lbs
Fuel capacity total
main tank
auxiliary tank
147 l / 118 kg
106 l / 84 kg
41 l / 33 kg
39 US gal / 261 lbs
28 US gal / 188 lbs
11 US gal / 74 lbs
189 l / 136 kg

50 US gal / 301 lbs

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Evionica - Training & E-Learning

Just like Diamond Aircraft stands for perfection in manufacturing aircraft, the highest quality and attention to detail, Evionica provides customers with whole new world of aviation computer based training solutions and technologically advanced e-learning solutions. Evionica's Class Rating CBT courses for the DA40 series provide the next-generation distance learning experience for Diamond pilots.

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Awards and Nominations Diamond goes above and beyond!

Diamond has pioneered many aviation firsts and achieved numerous milestones and industry expert accolades.

Aero News Network - Plane Of The Year 2012

“Delightful handling, excellent low-speed manners, phenomenal crash-worthiness […], incredible visibility, and lovely styling make the DA40 XLS a winner...” ~ Aero News Network Statement ~

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Nominee - Aerokurier Innovation Award 2014

Diamond Aircraft is honored that the DA40 NG was nominated in the category Aeroplane of the Year 2014.

Range Map Diamond takes you places!

Conditions: Maximum Take Off Mass, ISA, No fuel reserve.
Click on your preferred location on the map to see the range with auxiliary tank. Distance and time indicated are for guidance only and should not be used for flight planning purposes. Air traffic congestion, wind and other factors are not taken into consideration. Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft and can change without notice.

Conditions: Maximum Take Off Mass, ISA, No fuel reserve.
Click on your preferred location on the map to see the range with auxiliary tank. Distance and time indicated are for guidance only and should not be used for flight planning purposes. Air traffic congestion, wind and other factors are not taken into consideration. Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft and can change without notice.