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DAHER presents its 2016 turboprop aircraft range and highlights the “Charter Pack” charter services offering at EBACE 2016

Geneva, May 23, 2016 – Daher’s broad range of capabilities – from the production of aircraft and aerostructures, its expertise in engineering, support and modernization to the new “Charter Pack” coverage for TBM commercial charter flights – are the focus of its participation in this week’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2016).

Benefitting from significant in-house industrial and technical resources, Daher has broadened its own aircraft product line with the new TBM 930 and enhanced TBM 900 very fast turboprop aircraft, while stepping up the company’s MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) offer and further building the upgrade services.

Daher also maintains a leadership position in the manufacture of aerostructures for such applications as the Airbus A330, A350 and A380 jetliners; Airbus Helicopters’ H160 rotorcraft; and business jets from Dassault’s Falcon range, the Embraer Legacy 450 and Gulfstream’s G500/G600. Additionally, the company is confirming its role as a supplier of logistics services, building on the know-how of its parent company, the Daher group.

« Our presence at EBACE 2016 reflects Daher’s ambitions in business aviation, in which we continue to modernize our factories with fully-digital assembly lines that provide quality, flexibility and competitiveness, » commented Didier Kayat, the Daher group’s Chief Executive Officer. « Included in our efforts is the development of new technologies for our customers through our DaherLab innovation accelerator.”

Nicolas, Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit, said the broadened TBM product line – based on the TBM 900 and TBM 930 – meets the evolving needs of many operators, especially with European regulations that will soon enable commercial passenger operations using the very fast turboprop aircraft.

« This regulatory change is expected to boost the entry level for business aviation, encouraging aircraft acquisitions by new players in Europe,” Chabert explained. “We have set up a commercial package offer proven by what Daher currently offers in regions of the world where such flights already are approved.”

This commercial package is called the TBM Charter Pack, providing an inclusive package solution with: an extended version of Daher’s TBM Care Program (TCP) to cover commercial operators’ higher aircraft utilization rates; continuing airworthiness monitoring through CAMP systems; a dedicated TBM maintenance hotline; and TBM professional training courses.

Chabbert added that the new regulations will create the possibility for single turboprop aircraft to perform medevac flights or organ transportation in Europe at a cost that makes Daher’s TBM ambulance version – equipped with a stretcher and incubator installations – highly attractive. One such aircraft currently is being prepared for an operator based in the French West Indies.

 

About Daher – www.daher.com

Daher is an equipment supplier developing integrated industrial systems for aerospace and advanced technologies.

By combining its expertise in industrial manufacturing, product and process engineering, logistics and transport, and industrial services, Daher designs and develops integrated industrial systems. Daher has established itself as a leader in five fields of activity: aircraft manufacturing, aerostructures and systems, integrated logistics, nuclear services, and valves.

In 2015, Daher posted a turnover superior to one billion euros, and its order book stands at around three-and-a-half years of turnover. Driven by bold innovation ever since it was founded in 1863, Daher has established itself today as one of the major players of the factory of the future – Factory 4.0.

 

About Daher TBM aircraft – www.tbm.aero

 Unveiled on April 5, the 2016 models of the TBM 900 and the TBM 930 are the newest members of Daher’s TBM business turboprop aircraft family.

They benefit from the same performances and technical features that contributed to the great success of the TBM 900, a six-passenger aircraft. Differences between the two models are concentrated on their primary avionics.

Daher’s Model Year 2016 TBM 900 retains the liquid crystal displays with Garmin’s G1000 avionics system – incorporating a pair of 10-inch screens and a multifunction display sized at 15 inches, along with a physical keyboard for navigation and communication functions. New this year is the TBM 900’s Bluetooth FS 210 connection system, which enables the use of a tablet or smart phone to prepare maps and flight plans.

The Daher TBM 930 integrates a split-screen mode, enabling maps and flight plans to remain on the 3 screens of 12 inches each installed side-by-side with primary, traffic and weather information. The high-resolution displays enhance their use thanks to the synthetic vision mode.

A new glass touchscreen controller serves as the pilot’s primary point of entry, displaying communication and other navigation controls.

In terms of aesthetics, Daher has developed a new interior for the TBM 930 with redesigned seating and headrests, along with a new choice of wood or carbon finishes. For an additional touch of style, polished metal is used for handles, door sills and steps.

They offer performance close to that of light business jets: maximum cruise speed of 330 knots (611 km./hr.), maximum range of 1,730 naut. mi. (3,200 km.), and provide greater flexibility with their load-carrying capacity and the ability to operate from small airports.

The TBM 900 and TBM 930 can perform short-haul flights (such as a round-trip Paris-Cannes with a three-hour flight time), that is similar to commercial airline routing, and a cost of approximately €3,000 in carrying six persons.

 

The TBM 900 and TBM 930 can transport passengers to average distances of approximately 2,000 km. Some examples of such longer-range trips are:

  • Paris-Le Bourget (LFPB) to Marrakech, Morocco (GMMX) – flight time: 4 hrs. 30 min.
  • London (Biggin Hill/EGKB) to Agadir, Morocco (GMAD) – flight time: 5 hrs.
  • Moscow (UUWW) to Courchevel, France (LFLJ) – flight time: 4 hrs. 45 min.

 

Another TBM 900 and TBM 930 advantage is the capability to operate from mountain airports, retaining performance even in hot weather conditions. The aircraft need only 1,200 meters to take off and land at an airfield altitude of 8,000 ft. (such as Mexico City) – even with a temperature of ISA + 30 °C.

The TBM 900 and TBM 930 enable pilot-owners to be able to operate the aircraft themselves, while being adapted to the needs of midsize companies that appreciate their range, speed, passenger-carrying capability, along with low operating costs and discretion at airports.

Based on the experience in France, where such operations have been approved since 2013, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) plans to allow this type of operation in Europe next year. It is already the case of Voldirect, a company based in Rennes, France. This new regulation would enable the deployment of air taxi services in Europe.

To date, Daher has booked a total of 140 orders for the TBM 900 and TBM 930 since the launch in 2014. 118 aircraft have been delivered as of May 15, 2016.

Daher builds the TBM 900 and TBM 930 on the company’s final assembly line at its industrial site located on the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport in France’s Hautes-Pyrénées region.

 

 

Contact for the media – Airplane Business Unit

Philippe de Segovia

E-mail p.de-segovia@daher.com

Tel +33 (0)6 70 21 70 47

 

 

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Main features: Typical accommodation: 1 pilot + 5 passengers

Quick change passenger cabin configuration

Avionics: Garmin G1000 all-glass integrated flight deck system

AOA (Angle of attack indicator), ESP/USP (Enhanced Safety Protection/Under Speed Protection), EDM (Emergency Descent Monitor)

Garmin’s Flight Stream 210 Bluetooth® linkup between a mobile device running Garmin Pilot™ application. This enables the syncing of prepared flight plans and streaming of GPS, weather, traffic and other information to/from the avionics system.

 

POWERPLANT

Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop

Thermodynamic power                                                 1825 hp.

Nominal power                                                          850 shp.

Usable fuel capacity                                                    291 U.S. gal.     1,100 liters

 

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 sq. 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.            135 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          3,304 km

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

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

 

Suggested prices for 2016 delivery

TBM 900 with standard Equipment                    $ 3,658,336.00

TBM 900 with Special ‘Elite’ Package               $ 3,889,626.00

 

 

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Typical accommodation: 1 pilot + 5 passengers

Advanced interior, quick change passenger cabin configuration

Avionics: Garmin G3000, all-glass integrated avionics system with high-resolution displays and touchscreen controllers.

AOA (Angle of attack indicator), ESP/USP (Enhanced Safety Protection/Under Speed Protection), EDM (Emergency Descent Monitor)

 

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

 

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 sq. 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.            135 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          3,304 km

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

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

 

Suggested prices for 2016 delivery

TBM 930 with standard Equipment                    $ 3,899,887.00

TBM 930 with Special ‘Elite’ Package               $ 4,099,270.00

 

 

 

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