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Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:09 pm
by CFIDave
Since all new Diamonds (from a factory standpoint) are "build to order" there's usually about a 6 month wait to get one. But because the DA40NG sells in relatively high volumes, we have addressed this by placing orders ahead of time for "standard" DA40NG configurations (i.e., GFC700, SVT, GTX345R, electric rudder pedals, and a mix of planes with/without air conditioning), so that customers may not have to wait that long when they order a new plane. We've also ordered a more limited number of new DA62s, and DA42s that are built only in Austria and must be ferried across the Atlantic. If a DA42 or DA62 customer gets their order in soon enough, they may still choose their interior leather/exterior paint colors and options. DA40 customers can have any color they want as long as it's white. :) -- colored vinyl stripes are added later in the production process.

But this year we've been thwarted by multiple unavoidable factory issues due to the pandemic, such as Ontario (where the Canada factory is located) forcing a shut-down in January, and parts shortages from suppliers. Most recently a batch of potentially faulty engine oil pumps is being replaced as a precaution, temporarily delaying new aircraft delivery -- there's an AD for this that's also applicable to aircraft delivered recently: https://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_AD_ ... 1-0055-E_1 and https://austroengine.at/uploads/pdf/MSBE4030r1.pdf
For new aircraft pickup from the factory we figured out how to deal with the US/Canada border being closed due to Covid, but winter weather in Ontario isn't always conducive to flying a DA40NG without de-ice.

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:35 pm
by georgebabu
First off, a huge thank you to Paul (@chilli4way) & Dave (CFIDave) for your incredible advice!

By way of introduction, I'm a long time Diamond fan, and a soon-to-be owner of a DA40NG. Thanks to the advice on this thread, I've been working through the AFM/Checklists/Garmin Trainer and got on some hangar wait lists.

Steve, I too am patiently waiting for my 40NG to come off the line. Till then, enjoying virtually experiencing the DA40NG in MSFS2020.

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:49 pm
by Donkadillapig
Fingers Crossed.... 1st week of April :) Things apparently moving again up north :)

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:11 pm
by Donkadillapig
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Nothing short of euphoric!!

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:06 pm
by georgebabu
That giant smile says it all! Congrats!

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:22 pm
by Jroseund
Beautiful sight Steve. Congratulations!

Happy Easter!

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:11 pm
by NDCDA62
Many congratulations Steve - you are going to be thrilled 🛫🛫🛫

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:20 pm
by Boatguy
There are more than a few DA40NG owners on the forum who have accumulated a lot of knowledge with accessories, service, etc. Feel free to contact us via PM with questions!

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:51 pm
by blsewardjr
Welcome to the neighborhood. I have a DA40-180 based up the road at KCHO.

Re: First Aircraft and Post

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:45 pm
by ScottOHare
Congrats! Love my DA40 NG. Let me know if you have any questions.