Diamond Aircraft DA40 XLS
Diamond’s sleek designs show its motor-glider heritage, with long graceful wings and a slippery all-composite fuselage. The XLS, introduced in 2007, upgrades the single-engine four-place DA40 that has been around since the late 1990s. The interior offers improved leather seats and a more finished, luxurious look with added details and trim, plus a taller and wider canopy for more space in the cockpit and enhanced visibility. The three-blade propeller, Lycoming IO-360 engine, and Power Flow exhaust carry over from the XL model.