2005 Diamond DA40 F Is a Well-Rounded ‘Aircraft For Sale’ Top Pick

The Austrian four-seat single excels as a trainer or personal aircraft for family travel.

Like many aircraft used for training, the Diamond DA40 is also a good traveling machine. {Courtesy, Mohamed Noor Syed Shirajudeen]

Each day, the team at Aircraft For Sale picks an airplane that catches our attention because it is unique, represents a good deal, or has other interesting qualities. You can read Aircraft For Sale: Today’s Top Pick at FLYINGMag.com daily.

The Diamond DA40 has been around for more than 20 years but is still considered a modern design when compared with much of the GA fleet. Functionally this four-seater with a composite structure takes over where older, more conventional models like the Cessna 172 and Piper PA-28 leave off. Like those aircraft, the DA40 is well suited for training student pilots while also making a good personal airplane.

The DA40 has gone through several changes and upgrades during its development, and today it is a popular model with flight schools and as an ideal first aircraft for new pilots. The aircraft is available with a familiar Lycoming IO-360 engine or an Austro Engine AE300 diesel that runs on jet-A.

This 2005 DA40 has 2,503 hours on the airframe and 475 hours on its Lycoming engine. The panel includes G1000 avionics and a GTX 33 transponder. Its paint and interior are original.

Pilots looking for a modern four-seat single that is suited for training and travel should take a serious look at this 2005 Diamond DA40 F, which is available for $250,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email info@flyingfinancial.com.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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