180 horsepower, four seats, 50-gallon fuel capacity, and a Garmin G1000 avionics make the Diamond DA40 the premier flight training platform.  Students utilizing the Diamond DA40 for their training are able to extend their flight routes and gain valuable experience during critical phases of training where actual instrument flight opportunities are present.


The Diamond DA40 aircraft seats four, which means students can invite guests to fly with them once they’ve met the minimum requirements to do so. The G1000 avionic system gives access to navigation information, airport data, and instrument procedures at the pilot’s fingertips, preparing students for their future in flying.

Technological Features

  • Garmin G1000
  • GFC700 Autopilot
  • ADS-B Out
  • Dual Flight Controls

Diamond DA40 Specifications

  • 180hp Lycoming IO360M1A engine
  • Avgas 100LL fuel
  • Hartzell 2-blade propeller
  • 38-foot wingspan
  • 26.5 feet long
  • 6.5 feet tall
  • 2646lbs MTOW
  • 125 KIAS cruise speed
  • 52 KIAS stall speed
  • 910 ft/min climb rate
  • 8.2 gph fuel consumption
  • 900 lb useful load
  • 16,400 ft max operating altitude
  • 830 nm range
  • All-composite airframe
  • 142 kts TAS maximum speed

Book an Intro Flight Package

Try out this aircraft yourself with an Intro Flight package from FLT Academy. You’ll get hands-on experience behind the controls and, with low fuel consumption, it costs less to train with the SportCruiser compared to other aircraft in our fleet.