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Diamond DA40 Star


Light-class Trainer / Utility Aircraft (1997)


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Image from Diamond Aircraft marketing materials; DA40 XLT pictured.

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The Diamond DA40 series of lightweight aircraft has seen adoption by various military services of the world including Austria, Singapore, and the United States.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/29/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

October 2018 - A modified hybrid-electric DA40 was flown for the first time on October 31st, 2018 out of Wiener Neustadt in Austria.

Specifications



Service Year
1997

Origin
Austria national flag graphic
Austria

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
1

Production
60
UNITS


Diamond Aircraft Industries - Austria / China
National flag of Austria National flag of Bolivia National flag of Canada National flag of Ecuador National flag of Singapore National flag of the United States Austria; Bolivia; Canada; Ecuador; Jamaica; Singapore; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
VIP Service
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.
Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).


Length
26.6 ft
(8.10 m)
Width/Span
39.0 ft
(11.90 m)
Height
6.5 ft
(1.98 m)
Empty Wgt
1,764 lb
(800 kg)
MTOW
2,646 lb
(1,200 kg)
Wgt Diff
+882 lb
(+400 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Diamond DA40XL Diamond Star production variant)
Installed: 1 x Lycoming IO-360-M1A air-cooled, 4-cylinder piston engine developing 180 horsepower.
Max Speed
174 mph
(280 kph | 151 kts)
Ceiling
16,404 ft
(5,000 m | 3 mi)
Range
833 mi
(1,340 km | 2,482 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,120 ft/min
(341 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Diamond DA40XL Diamond Star production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


DA40 - Base Series Designation; initial production model with Textron Lycoming IO-360 M1A engine of 180 horsepower.
DA40D
DA40F
DA40NG
T-52A
DA40XLT
DA40 "Tundra Star"


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