New Flyer Industries D40

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New Flyer D40
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Years of manufacture 1987 to 1994
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Height 120 inches
Curb Weight 24,000 lbs
Seating capacity 49
Propulsion Diesel
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The New Flyer Industries D40, later known as the D40HF, was a transit bus sold in Canada and the United States between 1987 and 1994. It was introduced shortly after Den Oudsten purchased Flyer Industries from the Manitoba Government in 1986. Renamed, New Flyer, the company adopted a number of Den Oudsten's design and manufacturing elements.[1]

The D40 used a tubular steel structure. This, along with fibreglass body panels, helped reduce the vehicle's weight. Wheel housings were stainless steel, as were the stepwells, though they could also be fibreglass. The bus was offered with either a T-drive or V-drive powertrain configuration.



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Demonstrator/Engineering Units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Thumbnail Build
VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1987 HP013001 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Sold to Beaver Bus Lines as 48.
1987 HP013002
1987 HP013003
1987 HP013034
2526 1987 HP013062 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • AC Transit demonstrator. It was on the property on 4/20/1988.
  • Crash Test bus
  • It crashed by May 1988.
8800 1988 2FYD2CG04JP013105 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
1992 2FYD3CC12MP014348 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 5HP500
9410 1993 2FYD2CL18PP014928 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R

Preserved units

Year Thumbnail VIN Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
2FYD2AE10JP013246 Moose Jaw Transit 22 Orion Picture Bus


  1. Gage, Ritchie. 16 January 1988. New Flyer Industries workers go Dutch to develop a feel for the profit motive . Globe and Mail. Toronto.
New Flyer Industries
Current Models

Battery-Electric: 35ft: XE35 - 40ft: XE40 - 60ft: XE60
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): 35ft: XN35 - 40ft: XN40 - 60ft: XN60
Diesel: 35ft: XD35 - 40ft: XD40 - 60ft: XD60
Diesel-Electric Hybrid: 35ft: XDE35 - 40ft: XDE40 - 60ft: XDE60
Electric Trolleybus: 40ft: XT40 - 60ft: XT60
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: XHE40 - 60ft: XHE60

Past Models

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): 30ft: C30LF - C30LFR - 35ft: C35LF - C35LFR - 40ft: C40 - C40LF - C40LFR
Diesel: 30ft: D30LF - MD30 - 35ft: D35 - D35LF - D35LFR - MD35 - 40ft: D40 - D40LF - D40LFA - D40LFR - D40S - D40i - 45ft: D45S - 60ft: D60 - D60LF - D60LFA - D60LFR
Diesel-Electric Hybrid: 30ft: DE30LFR - 35ft: DE35LF - DE35LFA - DE35LFR - 40ft: DE40LF - DE40LFA - DE40LFR - DE40i - 60ft: DE60LF - DE60LFA - DE60LFR
Electric Trolleybus: 40ft: E40LF - E40LFR - 60ft: E60 - E60LFR
Gasoline-Electric Hybrid: 35ft: GE35LFR - 40ft: GE40LF - GE40LFA - GE40LFR
Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid: 40ft: HE40LF
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: F40LF/H40LF - H40LFR
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): 30ft: L30LF - 35ft: L35LF - 40ft: L40 - L40LF - L40LFR

Platform Invero - Low Floor - MiDi - Xcelsior