DA40 Series

Designed for pilot's satisfaction

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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 jet fuel 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.


DA40 NG Tech Specs

5.1 gal/h

Consumption at 60% (19.5 I/h)

Austro Engine AE 300 turbocharged common-rail injected 2.0 liter diesel engine with 168 hp and EECU single lever control system

154 kts

Max. speed (14,000 ft, MCP)

58 kts stall speed, landing configuration

16,400 ft

Max. operating altitude (6,000 m)
690 ft/min max. rate of climb (ISA SL)

940 nm

Max. range (incl. auxiliary tank)
5.1 US gal/hr fuel consumption at max range

4 seats

The folding rear seat backs, large forward opening canopy, and huge rear door offers the optimum in loading flexibility

904 lbs

Useful load (410 kg)

Fly fishing rods, guns, tents, skis, snowshoes, even mountain bikes, and plenty more gear all fit the DA40


DA40 NG Demo Flight

Experience a full Diamond DA40 NG Demo flight with Lifestyle Aviation's demo pilot Sam Linton. Learn the ins and outs of the aircraft, how it performs in flight, and what makes the Jet-A burning DA40 NG a superior plane for travel and training.

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The DA40 NG comes standard with a choice of stylish and hard-wearing interior materials.

For luxurious comfort and style, available features include premium leather interiors in several designs and colors, adjustable pilot seat-backs and lumbar support, electrically adjustable rudder pedals, electric air conditioning, and much more.

DA40 Cabin Safety


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 defense. Passive safety features are designed to minimize the probability and degree of injury, just in case the unexpected happens.

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

Propulsion and Avionics

The DA40 fully integrated G1000 NXi flight deck, incorporating the latest features with optional 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.

For your DA40 you can choose between the 168 hp turbocharged AE300 jet fuel engine (For more information on Austro Engines please click here) or a Lycoming IO360M1A AVGAS engine (DA40 XLT version).

The 3 blade MT hydraulic constant speed propeller features advanced blade geometry for efficient performance, low vibration and noise. It is automatically controlled by the engine’s digital engine control through a conventional hydraulic governor.

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Power Plant

  DA40 NG



Austro 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


MT propeller MTV-6-R-/190-69 3-blade constant speed propeller

Hartzell 2 blade metal constant speed propeller. Optional Hartzell 2 blade composite constant speed propeller. Optional MT 3 blade constant speed propeller

Fuel grades

Jet A-1, Jet A, TS-1 (Russia, Ukraine), RT (Russia, Ukraine), No. 3 Jet Fuel (China), JP-8


Performance (max. mass)

  DA40 NG  



Max. speed (14,000 ft, MCP)

285 km/h TAS1 154 kts TAS1 263 km/h TAS

142 kts TAS

Cruise speed at 60 % (14,000 ft)

231 km/h TAS1 125 kts TAS1

Cruise speed at 75 % (6,000 ft)


Stall speed, landing configuration

107 km/h CAS 58 kts CAS 96 km/h IAS 52 kts IAS

Rate of climb (ISA SL)

3.5 m/s1 690 ft/min1 4.6 m/s

910 ft/min

Range at 60 % (incl. auxiliary tank)

1,741 km1 940 nm1

Range at 45 % (incl. auxiliary tank)

1,537 km

830 nm

Fuel consumption

19.5 l/h


5.1 US gal/h


31 lt/h


8.2 US gal/h


Take-off ground roll (ISA SL)

370 m1

1,214 ft1 305 m

1,000 ft

Landing ground roll (ISA SL)

270 m 886 ft 305 m

1,000 ft

Max. operating altitude

5,000 m 16,400 ft 5,000 m

16,400 ft

Max. demonstrated crosswind

46 km/h

25 kts

37 km/h

20 kts


Mass and Loading

  DA40 NG   DA40 XLT  


4 4 4 4

Empty weight

900 kg1 1,984 lbs1 792 kg2

1,746 lbs2

Useful load

410 kg1 904 lbs1 408 kg2

900 lbs2

Max. take off mass

1,310 kg 2,888 lbs 1,200 kg

2,646 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

Interested in the DA40 Series?

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