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At EBACE 2018, Daher introduces new services for its TBM aircraft family in commercial operations

Geneva, Switzerland, May 28, 2018: Daher is introducing several new services at this week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that underscore the TBM very fast turboprop family’s growing use in commercial flights.

 

The annual EBACE event – which brings together the business aviation community, and is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 29 to 31 – provides an excellent forum for Daher to highlight the TBM’s role as a fast, efficient corporate and charter aircraft.

 

« These European regulations, which enable the transportation of passengers aboard single-engine turboprop aircraft, opens up new market opportunities for the TBM, including the latest TBM 910 and TBM 930 versions,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.

 

“As a direct result, the current TBM commercial operators in Europe have increased their activity, carrying more passengers – especially in France where labor strikes have impacted the scheduled air transport sector,” Chabbert added. “Looking ahead, we understand the importance of continuing to educate the market about the single-engine turboprop aircraft’s excellent performance-to-cost ratio.”

 

To increase its market penetration, Daher is committed to responding to the key priorities of charter operators and their passengers: providing high levels of service, tailored documentation such as safety briefing cards, and more generally helping to achieve savings in terms of time and money.

 

High levels of service for TBM operators is significantly enhanced this year by Daher’s revolutionary new “Me & My TBM” smartphone application. This cloud-based app for Android and iOS leverages data that is automatically collected during every phase of flight. Among a large array of potential services, the app also enables the operator to manage a fleet of several aircraft.

The app also enables the operator to directly update aircraft counters on the CAMP system.In addition, advanced customer support is now possible at operators’ discretion, as the “Me & My TBM” app gives TBM Care teams the capability to access and analyze all flight parameters within an hour of a flight’s conclusion.

 

The app benefits from Daher’s positioning at the heart of digital transformation and its leadership in Industry 4.0. The company is committed to continually investing in the digital supply chain (automation, robotics, connected objects, predictive analytics, etc.) to offer innovative solutions for its customers, as well as developing proprietary tools that bring advances in productivity, real-time visibility and mobility.

 

The “Me & My TBM” application leverages Daher’s expertise in the field of big data to collect, process and analyze the more than four million datapoints generated each day by the TBM in-service fleet.

 

Available for all TBM 910 and TBM 930 Model Year 2018 aircraft, the “Me & My TBM” app can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android phones and from Apple Store for iOS phones.

 

With Daher’s latest TBM 910 and TBM 930 versions, connectivity also reaches a new level with the implementation of Garmin’s Flight Stream 510 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth linkup system to mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or Foreflight apps.

 

Other new features on these Model Year 2018 aircraft are tailored for improved pilot interface. This includes backlighting on the cockpit’s central console to provide enhanced visibility at night for the manual trim, power lever, flaps lever and override controls. Additionally, a high-fidelity microphone has been incorporated into the pilot’s oxygen mask for clear communications with air traffic control when the mask is in use.

 

At this week’s EBACE show, Daher is exhibiting the TBM 910 and TBM 930 on static display, position #19, and is demonstrating the functionality of its “Me & My TBM” app at exhibit stand U101 in Hall 6 of the Geneva Palexpo exhibition site, located adjacent to Geneva Airport.

 

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 893 TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 1.6 million flight hours. TBM 900-series aircraft already have received 261 orders since their launch, with 231 delivered through May 15, 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 service maker. Daher asserts its expertise in 3 main businesses – aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and 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.

 

Contact for the media: Daher Airplane Business Unit

Philippe de Segovia – e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +33 (0)6 70 21 70 47

 

 

 

  IN FIGURES

 

Typical accommodation: 1 pilot + 5 passengers

 

2018 advanced interior: quick change passenger cabin configuration with electrically heated seats and toilet privacy compartment option

 

Avionics: new Garmin G3000 NXi all-glass integrated flight deck system controlled by touchscreens, TBM e-copilot® Angle of attack indicator (AOA), ESP/USP (Enhanced Safety Protection/Under Speed Protection), stick-shaker, Garmin Flight Stream 510 Bluetooth® linkup with a mobile device running Garmin pilot™ or Foreflight application

 

POWERPLANT

Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop

Thermodynamic power                                        1825 hp.

Nominal power                                                   850 shp.

Usable fuel capacity                                           291 US gal.       1,100 liters

 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Wingspan                                                                      42.10 ft.            12.833 m.

Height                                                                           14.29 ft.              4.355 m.

Length                                                                          35.22 ft.            10.736 m.

Wheel base                                                                     9.56 ft.              2.914 m.

Tailplane span                                                               16.36 ft.              4.988 m.

 

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum cabin width                                                     3 ft. 11.64 in.     1.21 m.

Maximum cabin length                                                   13 ft. 3.45 in.     4.05 m.

Maximum cabin height                                                   4 ft.                   1.22 m.

Maximum volume in cabin                                               123 cu. ft.          3.5 cu. m.

 

LOADING

Basic empty weight                                                        4,629 lb.            2,097 kg.

Maximum ramp weight (MRW)                                        7,430 lb.            3,370 kg.

Maximum takeoff weight                                                 7,394 lb.            3,354 kg.

Maximum zero fuel weight                                              6,032 lb.            2,736 kg.

Maximum payload                                                          1,403 lb.               636 kg.

Maximum payload with full fuel:                                       891 lb.                404 kg.

Maximum luggage in storage areas (4 seats)                    507 lb.                230 kg.

Maximum luggage in storage areas (6 seats)                    330 lb.                 150 kg.

Maximum luggage volume (large net):                               30¼ cu. ft.       0.989 cu.m.

 

PERFORMANCE (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind,)

Maximum cruise speed at long-range settings                  252 KTAS         467 km/h

Maximum cruise speed at 28,000 ft.                                330 KTAS         611 km/h

Time-to climb to 31,000 ft.                                                                      18 min. 45 sec.

Certified ceiling                                                              31,000 ft.           9,449 m.

 

RUNWAY DISTANCES (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, 50 ft. obstacle clearance)

Takeoff                                                              2,380 ft.             726 m.

Landing                                                                         2,430 ft.             741 m.

 

Max. range with max. fuel (ISA, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve) @ 31,000 ft.

252 KTAS cruise speed                          1,730 NM          3,204 km

290 KTAS cruise speed                          1,585 NM          2,935 km

326 KTAS cruise speed                          1,440 NM          2,666 km

 

Suggested prices for 2018 delivery

TBM 930 with standard Equipment                      $ 4,046,100.00

TBM 930 with Special ‘Elite’ Package                  $ 4,194,390.00

 

 

 

IN FIGURES

 

Typical accommodation: 1 pilot + 5 passengers

2018 advanced interior: quick change passenger cabin configuration with electrically heated seats and toilet privacy compartment option

Avionics: Garmin G1000 NXi all-glass integrated flight deck system controlled by physical keypad and joystick, TBM e-copilot® Angle of attack indicator (AOA), ESP/USP (Enhanced Safety Protection/Under Speed Protection), stick-shaker, Garmin Flight stream 510 Bluetooth® linkup with a mobile device running Garmin pilot™ application

 

POWERPLANT

Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop

Thermodynamic power                                                    1,825 hp.

Nominal power                                                               850 shp.

Usable fuel capacity                                                       291 US gal.       1,100 liters

 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Wingspan                                                                      42.10 ft.            12.833 m.

Height                                                                           14.29 ft.              4.355 m.

Length                                                                          35.22 ft.            10.736 m.

Wheel base                                                                     9.56 ft.              2.914 m.

Tailplane span                                                               16.36 ft.              4.988 m.

 

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum cabin width                                                     3 ft. 11.64 in.     1.21 m.

Maximum cabin length                                                   13 ft. 3.45 in.     4.05 m.

Maximum cabin height                                                   4 ft.                   1.22 m.

Maximum volume in cabin                                               123 cu. ft.          3.5 cu. m.

 

LOADING

Basic empty weight                                                        4,629 lb.            2,097 kg.

Maximum ramp weight (MRW)                                        7,430 lb.            3,370 kg.

Maximum takeoff weight                                                 7,394 lb.            3,354 kg.

Maximum zero fuel weight                                              6,032 lb.            2,736 kg.

Maximum payload                                                          1,403 lb.               636 kg.

Maximum payload with full fuel:                                          891 lb.              404 kg.

Maximum luggage in storage areas (4 seats)                       507 lb.              230 kg.

Maximum luggage in storage areas (6 seats)                      330 lb.              150 kg.

Maximum luggage volume (large net)                                30¼ cu. ft.       0.989 cu.m.

 

PERFORMANCE (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind,)

Maximum cruise speed at long-range settings                  252 KTAS         467 km/h

Maximum cruise speed at 28,000 ft.                                330 KTAS         611 km/h

Time-to climb to 31,000 ft.                                                                      18 min. 45 sec.

Certified ceiling                                                              31,000 ft.           9,449 m.

 

RUNWAY DISTANCES (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, 50 ft. obstacle clearance)

Takeoff                                                              2,380 ft.             726 m.

Landing                                                                         2,430 ft.             741 m.

 

Max. range with max. fuel (ISA, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve) @ 31,000 ft.

252 KTAS cruise speed                                                  1,730 NM          3,204 km

290 KTAS cruise speed                                                  1,585 NM          2,935 km

326 KTAS cruise speed                                                  1,440 NM          2,666 km

 

Suggested prices for 2018 delivery

TBM 910 with standard equipment                       $3,751,250.00

TBM 910 with special “Elite” Package                  $3,987,900.00

 

Daher announces new services for TBM charter operators at EBACE