DA40 at a glance
The DA40 NG is an all round practical and versatile multi-use four seat airplane for the 21st century. Combining the best qualities of its venerable predecessors, the DA40 NG does it all, with a modern twist. Personal flying, instruction, cross country transportation, theDA40 NG offers a unique blend of practicality, performance, value and operating economy.
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 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.
▪ 4 seats / big baggage space ▪ Superb visibility
▪ Durable Composite Airframe ▪ Superior Stability and Control
▪ Garmin G1000 NXi ▪ Super low fuel burn Jetfuel turbocharged
▪ AE300 Engine or Lycoming IO360M1A
DA40 NG Specification
|Engine||Austro Engine AE 300 turbocharged common-rail injected 2.0 liter diesel engine with 168 HP and EECU single lever control system|
|Propeller||MT propeller MTV-6-R/190-69 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|
|DIMENSIONS / MASS / LOADING|
|Empty Weight||900 kg|
|Useful Load||410 kg|
|Max. take-off mass||1,310 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||With long range tanks 147 lt / 118 kg (without long range tanks 106 lt / 84 kg)|
|Max. Speed (16,000ft, MCP)||285 km/h TAS 154 kts TAS|
|Cruise Speed at 60% (14,000ft)||230 km/h TAS 124 kts TAS|
|Rate of Climb (ISA SL)||3.6 m/s 707 ft/min|
|Max. range at 60%||1756 km. 948 nm|
|Fuel Consumption at 60%||19.5 lt/hr 5.1 US gal/hr|
|Take-off performance (ground roll)||397 m 1,302 ft|
|Certified service ceiling||5,000 m 16,400 ft|
|Max. demonstrated crosswind||46 km/h 25 kts|
Once you fly the Garmin G1000 NXi cockpit and its optionally integrated Garmin GFC700 digital autopilot on the DA40 NG, you will not want to fly anything else. The Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpit is the definite industry standard and equivalent to the avionics used in modern Airliner cockpits, a tremendous benefit for Flight Training Schools as it eases the transition of pilots from trainer aircraft cockpits to the modern airline environment.
The Garmin GFC700 digital autopilot is significantly more precise than analogy systems – a pilot’s dream. More integration, more functionality, more precision, better reliability – it all adds up to reduced pilot workload and better safety.
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Henrik is Director, Sales and Demonstrations. He has worked with Diamond Aircraft UK for 10 years and has more than 40 years experience in GA and Business Aviation.
Chris is Director, Operations and Marketing. He was co-founder of DEA Aviation Ltd which is an AOC operator and has part 145 maintenance of Diamond Aircraft. He has been an owner and pilot of a Diamond Aircraft since 1995.