The “LifeStyle Changer!”

Capable and Safe

A pilot’s first choice

When a product is truly extraordinary it makes a name for itself without promotion or marketing fanfare. The DA40 XLT is such a product. The DA40 XLT is critically acclaimed to be the safest aircraft in its class and category by not a little but by several multiples over the “average” aircraft. Its versatility, efficiency, economy, speed and superb handling qualities completely put it in a class by itself. Whether you are a new pilot looking for the perfect first aircraft or an experienced aviator with discerning tastes, buying a DA40 XLT is a smart decision.  It is an exceptional IFR (Instrumental Flight Rules) platform, both for training and travel. You’ll be impressed by its excellent flight characteristics, remarkable fuel-efficiency and the stunning panoramic visibility out of the canopy.


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 accident rates (Source: Aviation Consumer January 2012).

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.

Garmin G1000 and GFC700 autopilot

Once you fly the Garmin G1000 cockpit and its fully integrated Garmin GFC700 digital autopilot on the DA40 NG, you will not want to fly anything else. The Garmin G1000 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 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’s built-in VNAV capability. More integration, more functionality, more precision, better reliability – it all adds up to reduced pilot workload and better safety.

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Engine Lycoming IO-360-M1A
Horsepower 180 hp
Propeller Hartzell 2-blade scimitar structural composite propeller
Airworthiness category Normal and utility
Length 26 ft 5 in
Height 6 ft 6 in
Wing Span 39 ft 6 in
Maximum takeoff weight 2,645 lbs
Useful load 860 lbs (standard equipped airplane)
Fuel capacity, usable 50 gal
Fuel AVGAS 100 LL
Takeoff distance, ground roll 1,175 ft
Takeoff distance, 50-foot obstacle 1,700 ft
Landing distance, ground roll 1,155 ft
Landing distance, 50-foot obstacle 2,093 ft
Rate of climb, sea level 1,120 ft/min
Maximum operating altitude 16,400 ft
Maximum speed 157 ktas
Cruise speed at 75% 150 ktas/10 gal/hr
Stall speed, full flaps 49 kias
Maximum demonstrated crosswind 20 kts
Range, at 75% 45 minute reserve 720 nm
Range, at 55% 45 minute reserve 785 nm

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