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Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star

Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star


The Diamond DA40 Diamond Star is an Austrian light aircraft, built of composite materials. It is a low-wing aircraft with four seats. The aircraft is built in Austria and Canada by Diamond Aircraft. It is a further developed version of the earlier Diamond DA20 which has only two seats.

The first production model came on the market in 2000. By the end of December 2020, 2200 DA40s had been delivered.

Brand Diamond
Type DA-40 Diamond Star
Pilots 1
Passengers 3
Maximum Take Off Weight 1198 kg
Empty weight 795 kg
Payload 403 kg
Cruising speed 151 knots (280 km/h)
Stall speed 49 knots (91 km/h)
Maximum distance 1341 km
Maximum altitude 16000 feet (4877 m)
Span 11.9 m
Height 8.1 m
ICAO code DA40

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star

How much does a Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 795 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 1,198 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 403 kg.

Flying in a Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star

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About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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