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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.
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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.
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Fingers Crossed.... 1st week of April :) Things apparently moving again up north :)
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Nothing short of euphoric!!
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That giant smile says it all! Congrats!
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Beautiful sight Steve. Congratulations!

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Many congratulations Steve - you are going to be thrilled 🛫🛫🛫
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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!
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Welcome to the neighborhood. I have a DA40-180 based up the road at KCHO.
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Congrats! Love my DA40 NG. Let me know if you have any questions.
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