DA40 NG Airborne Innovation

Capable and safe

Whether you are a new pilot looking for the perfect first aircraft, an experienced aviator with discerning tastes or a flight school of a high quality standard, buying a DA40 New Generation is always a smart decision. The modern and safe composite aircraft with advanced avionics and the sophisticated Austro Engine 168 hp AE300 jet fuel engine running on Jet-A1 is an exceptional IFR (Instrumental Flight Rules) platform, both for training and travelling. You’ll be impressed by its excellent flight characteristics, remarkable fuel-efficiency and the stunning panoramic visibility out of the canopy.

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5.2 US gal/h

154 kts

16,401 ft

940 nm

4 Seats

904 lbs

"Taking delivery of a brand new DA40NG was a dream come true. I have been the happy owner of a DA42 and had long wanted to add a sister single engine plane alongside the twin (for my owner-run rental business). I took the plunge and ordered the DA40NG. She is beautifully designed, and has a character that shows through as you warm her up, playfully waiting to launch herself into the world. This plane soars rather than just takes off. In her short time in the UK, she has been all over Europe, including down as far as Portugal, and has won many fans."

Sue Bell, Diamond owner UK


Roominess and visibility

DA40 owners and operators love the generous cabin, comfortable seats and the spacious baggage area ensuring hassle-free travelling with your family, kids or business colleagues. The roomy cabin eases operations in real-life training environment as it can easily accommodate more people than just the flight instructor and the student and is suitable for different body types.
The distinctive shaped canopy gives you incredible visibility you won’t experience in any other aircraft in this class.

Advanced Airline Trainer Package (AAT)

Especially for the needs of training organizations, Diamond Aircraft has developed the ingenious Advanced Airline Trainer (AAT) concept for the DA40 NG that makes not only overall training times much more efficient. We have come up with a set of key improvements and as well as a variety of options contained in the AAT package. From the very beginning of their training program, student pilots are enabled to develop the right psychomotor, cognitive, strategic and tactical skills which can easily be transferred into the cockpit of an airliner.

Garmin G1000 NXi and GFC700 autopilot

Once you fly the Garmin G1000 NXi cockpit and its fully 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 a pilot’s dream. Significantly more precise than analogy systems, it is fully integrated into the Garmin G1000 NXi system, supports constant-speed climbs and descents (called ‘flight level changes’, just like in jets), and can even step you down automatically on en route and approach step-down fixes, thanks to the Garmin G1000 NXi’s built-in VNAV capability. More integration, more functionality, more precision, better reliability – it all adds up to reduced pilot workload and better safety.

Unmatched safety record

The DA40's industry-leading safety record is the result of Diamond's commitment to protecting occupants with a vast array of both active and passive safety features. Active safety features include stable handling at low speeds, short take-off and landing distances, superior visibility and state-of-the-art avionics. Passive safety features such as aluminum fuel cells protected by the DA40's dual carbon fiber spars, help prevent post impact fires, a 26G rated safety cell cockpit and a host of other built in features help keep you safe should the unexpected happen. As a result, the DA40 line tops the general aviation list with both the lowest overall and fatal rates (Source: Aviation Consumer January 2012).

Video DA40 NG

Advantage through innovation

Flying through the air

Go for innovative, state-of-the-art design combined with excellent safety, best flight quality, high reliability and low operating costs with the single-engine, four-seater DA40 NG.

Technical Specifications

DA40 NG Facts & Figures


Dimensions / mass / loading

Length 8.06 m 26 ft 5 in
Height 1.97 m 6 ft 6 in
Wing span 11.63 m 38 ft 2 in
Seats 4 4
Empty weight *) 900 kg 1,984 lbs
MTOM 1,310 kg 2,888 lbs
Payload *) 410 kg 904 lbs
Fuel capacity (standard-/long range tank) 106 lt / 147 lt 28 US gal / 39 US gal
Consumption at 60% 19.7 lt / h 5.2 US gal / h
Max. Speed 285 km / h TAS 154 kts TAS
Max. Operating Altitude 5,000 m 16,404 ft

 *) Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft, if not otherwise stated. The above data are approximately specifications and may change without notice.

Range Map

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.