Constructed from composite materials, the Diamond DA40 Diamond Star, is an Austrian four-seat, single engine, light aircraft. The DA40 has the capacity for one pilot and three passengers. The Diamond DA40-180 Star is powered by a Lycoming IO-360-M1-A engine and has a range of 600 miles. The cruise speed is 145 kts and the stall speed is 49 kts. The empty weight is 1,543 lbs and the gross weight is 2,535 lbs.