Diamond Aircraft DA40 Tundra Star

DA40 Tundra Star at a glance


Made out of proven light-weight and solid composite material and powered with a 168 hp state-of-the-art AE300 jet fuel engine from Austro Engine, the DA40 Tundra Star is equipped with all the advantages you love in its sister aircraft DA40 NG. But equipped with a special rough terrain landing gear you can explore all the uneven strips and terrains you ever wanted to. Bigger wheels on the main and nose landing gears, an improved wheel base, new rims, as well as special reinforcements and tougher structures give you the safety to land almost anywhere.


You want to explore the great outdoors or are a flight school surrounded by rough terrain and don’t want to miss all the benefits of a modern aircraft with an impressive performance and range? Then the DA40 Tundra Star is your choice. The aircraft is equipped with a beefed-up landing gear and oversized tires. The all-new tricycle landing gear is able to withstand high stress of landings, enduring holes, ruts, and other irregularities. This makes the airplane very easy to handle on the ground.

  • 4 seats / big baggage space ▪ Superb visibility
  • special rough terrain landing gear
  • Durable Composite Airframe ▪ Superior Stability and Control
  • Garmin G1000 NXi ▪ Super low fuel burn Jetfuel turbocharged
  • AE300 Engine or Lycoming IO360M1A

DA40 Tundra Star Specification

Power Plant
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
Length 8.06 m
Height 1.97 m
Wingspan 11.63 m
Seats 4
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

Advanced Avionics

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.