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The Diamond DA40, a contemporary and versatile aircraft suitable for training and recreational flying, is available for purchase at reasonable prices on Aircraft for Sale.

For most used models, prices range for a Diamond DA40 typically between $300,000 to $500,000. With the Diamond DA40 providing modern entry points into private aviation, it is ideal for any aspiring pilot looking for a reliable and well-equipped aircraft. Its efficiency and widespread availability ensure that the Diamond DA40 remains a compelling option for those ready to embark on aircraft ownership.

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When Diamond bought Hoffmann, it paid attention to the company’s core expertise: building clean, strong glass structures. This is definitely reflected in the DA40’s construction, which was built along the same lines as the two-seat Katana/Evolution/Eclipse series.

The airplane fuselage is constructed of wet layup material in two halves that are bonded together longitudinally, with the vertical stab as part of the assembly. The T-tail is attached separately, as are the wings which, unlike the Cirrus aircraft, are two separate pieces joined at the fuselage center section. The wings themselves are laid up top and bottom in vacuum molds, then bonded together after the internals are installed.

The rear cabin, middle, isn’t cavernous by any means, but on par with other four-placers in its class. We suggest reading the used composite airplane article in the April 2020 Aviation Consumer before buying. Repairs to composite models (including the paperwork chase) are quite different than metal ones, and many earlier DA40s have undergone major repairs.

The spar is a massive twin carbon-fiber spar layup between which the fuel is stored in removable aluminum cells. The fact that fuel is exceptionally well protected may explain why Diamond aircraft have shown no tendency toward post-crash fires.

There’s useful storage space behind the rear seats. The cabin and cockpit is best thought of as a bathtub arrangement with a wraparound canopy in the front and a hinged rear hatch for the back-seat occupants. The canopy hinges at the front, rather than the rear, as on the DA20. The rear hatch is on the airplane’s left side and is equipped with a pin release for emergency egress. As with most of the modern composite aircraft, the DA40 has spring steel gear and a castering nosewheel, with steering via differential braking. The gear attach point loads are carried into the center section through attachments on the spar.

Unique among the big three composite lines—Cirrus, Columbia/Cessna (the TTx is gone, of course) and Diamond—the DA40 has center sticks with push-pull rods for elevator and ailerons and cables for the rudder. Rather than sliding seats, the DA40 has pedals that can be repositioned to adjust legroom. Trim is both electric and manual—there’s a trim rocker on the sticks and a center console wheel—and is activated by cables to an anti-servo tab on the horizontal stab.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical cruise speed of a Diamond DA40?

The Diamond DA40 has a typical cruise speed of around 140 to 150 knots. Keep in mind that actual speeds can vary based on factors such as altitude, weight, and specific model modifications.

What is the fuel capacity and range of a Diamond DA40?

The Diamond DA 40 has a fuel capacity that is around 40-50 gallons. As for its range, this can vary based on factors such as cruise speed, altitude, and specific model. However, the standard range is often around 800-900 nautical miles.

How many people can a Diamond DA40 accommodate, and is it suitable for training?

The maximum capacity of a Diamond DA40 is four people, including the pilot. It features a four-seat configuration with two seats in the front for the pilot and co-pilot, and a bench style seat in the rear that can comfortably accommodate two passengers.