Diamond DA 40XLT – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Diamond DA 40XLT to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Diamond DA 40XLT
AIRCRAFT NAME
DA 40XLT
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Diamond
SPEED
150 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$439800
ENGINES
Lycoming Ly IO-360-M1A 1
WINGSPAN
39.5 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Diamond Aircraft took the two-seat DA20 and developed the four-seat DA40. The airframe is of composite construction with conventional gear, side-by-side seating, adjustable rudder pedals and dual stick controls.
 
The DA40 XLS is powered by a 180 hp Lycoming IO-360-M1A. The DA40 XLS also has a three-blade MT Composite propeller. The aircraft was designed to offer good performance on a modest budget and to be easily maintained. Initial performance numbers suggest 135 knots cruise on 11.5 gallons per hour.
 
A Garmin G 1000 digital avionics suite is standard.