Daher’s latest TBM very fast turboprop aircraft will join the aviation lineup at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Tarbes, France, July 4, 2016 – The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention, which has earned its reputation as “the world’s greatest aviation gathering,” will feature the latest members of Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft family – the TBM 900 and TBM 930 – while also highlighting new cabin features available from 2017.
Participating in the July 25-31 event – organized annually by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – will be a 2016 model year version of the TBM 900 with its system enhancements, and two of the new TBM 930 versions with upgraded cockpits incorporating touchscreen controls.
Daher has integrated the company’s e-copilot® function on Model Year 2016 aircraft for both the TBM 900 and TBM 930 versions, incorporating the following systems and functionality for reduced pilot workload:
– A sensor and angle of attack (AOA) calculator, providing angle of attack information on the primary flight display;
– Electronic stabilization and protection systems (ESP) and Under Speed Protection (USP), which are connected to the AOA computer. These electronic monitoring and stability augmentation systems assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a stable flight condition when flight parameters are exceeded;
– An emergency descent mode (EDM) in the autopilot, which places the aircraft in automatic descent to a safe altitude of 15,000-ft. in the event of cabin depressurization and lack of pilot response; and
– New voice alerts – providing notification on stall, overspeed, landing gear status and oxygen mask use – which replace aural sounds for better warning identification.
One of the TBM 930s at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh also is outfitted with new cabin interior elements that are to be available beginning next year.
“AirVenture is a truly great aviation happening, and we are pleased to bring our TBM 930 and TBM 900 for their first appearances at this year’s Oshkosh event,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “For many TBM customers, flying to Oshkosh is a part of the TBM experience, and we look forward to welcoming many of them at what now constitutes the largest gathering of a turboprop-powered aircraft product line at the annual fly-in.”
Daher and the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) are once again organizing a specific venue at EAA AirVenture for TBM owners attending the fly-in, who benefit from special amenities such as a dedicated hard surface parking near the commercial terminal, a reserved trailer campground and VIP access passes.
In preparation for EAA AirVenture, a video dedicated to the yearly event has been produced by Airborne Films for Daher that includes the presence of numerous TBM very fast turboprop aircraft and their pilot/owners at the 2015 gathering. This video is available on the Daher TBM YouTube channel. Daher TBM Youtube
Additionally, Daher will utilize its EAA AirVenture participation to introduce a catalogue of new retrofit kits available for earlier models of the company’s TBM product line. This catalogue includes main landing gear wheel doors, the addition of winglets, and an angle-of-attack (AOA) system with e-copilot® functionality that can be integrated on all G1000-equipped TBM aircraft.
About the TBM – www.tbm.aero
The TBM 900 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 avionics system with physical keypad for the TBM 900; 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.
Overall, Daher has booked a total of 145 orders for the TBM 900 and TBM 930 since their launch in 2014 and 2016, respectively. As of June 15, deliveries brought the total number of TBM-series aircraft received by customers to 783, with this global fleet accumulating some 1.3 million flight hours.
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 manufacturer, aerostructures and systems, integrated logistics, nuclear services, and valves.
Daher posts annual turnover of nearly 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 third industrial revolution.
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