2017: Another good year for the Daher TBM aircraft
Tarbes, France, February 21st, 2018 – The Daher Airplane Business Unit today announced its 2017 delivery totals for the TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, with 57 TBM 910s and TBM 930s provided to owners and operators during the year.
This highlights the aircraft’s success since the Daher group’s takeover in 2008, reinforced by the TBM 900-series introduction in 2014.
TBM deliveries in 2017 were divided between the TBM 910 version (launched in April 2017, equipped with Garmin’s G1000 NXi all-glass avionics suite controlled by a physical keypad), and the TBM 930 (initiated in 2016, featuring Garmin’s G3000 flight deck with touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck).
North America remained the lead market for TBM aircraft. Europe was in a solid no. 2 position for the second consecutive year with 10 deliveries in 2017 for France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Poland.
Since the TBM’s market entry in 1990, 879 aircraft have been built in all versions, including earlier-production TBM 700s and TBM 850s.
“The 2017 results confirm the continued appeal of our very fast turboprop for the owner-pilot population, with TBM 910s and TBM 930s acquired by current TBM owners and new customers alike,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.
He added that in addition to the TBM’s high-speed cruise and excellent range, the service offered through Daher’s TBM Support Network – in particular, the coverage provided with the TBM Total Care Program (TCP) – provides advantages in clients’ choice of the very fast turboprop aircraft. “As one of our customers wrote us: with Daher’s support strategy, there always is a solution,” Chabbert concluded.
About the Daher TBM – www.tbm.aero
The TBM 910 and TBM 930 are the latest members in Daher’s TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft. Differences between the two models are concentrated on their primary avionics: Garmin’s G1000 NXi avionics system with physical keypad for the TBM 910; Garmin’s G3000 with touchscreen controller for the TBM 930.
Both aircraft offer superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. – and high efficiency with a 1,730-naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption at economy cruise of 37 U.S. gallons per hour. This results from aerodynamic improvements, along with other aircraft enhancements. The maximum range and useful load, as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of the customers’ favorite features.
To date, a total of 879 TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 1.5 million flight hours. TBM 900-series aircraft already have received 256 orders since their launch, with 217 delivered through December 31st, 2017. They are built by Daher on its industrial site at the airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (Hautes Pyrénées), France.
About Daher – www.daher.com
Daher is an aircraft manufacturer and an industry and service equipment supplier. Daher asserts its leadership in 3 main businesses – aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and supply chain services – and achieved a turnover of 1.1 billion euros in 2017. With the stability provided by its family ownership, Daher has been committed to innovation since its creation in 1863. Today, present in 11 countries, Daher is a leader in the industry 4.0, designing and developing value-added solutions for its industrial partners.
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Daher delivers 57 TBMs in 2017