John GiddensTBM 900, S/N 1039
I have used my TBM for a trout fishing trip in Tasmania (Australia) from Singapore – 2013, and each summer while the aircraft is based in the UK we take a “boys trip” for a few days salmon fishing in the Isle of Harris (Scotland) from Bournemouth (UK). For my wife and daughter who are keen golfers the TBM is also an ideal plane to travel to a golf resort, with the benefit of plenty of space for both passengers and the bulky golf bags.
Dr. Ian and Susan FriesTBM 900 S/N 1012
I have a weakness for attractive French women. The first was a TBM 700 with whom I lived for about 12 years. Then I had a younger one, a TBM 850. She graced my hangar for 5 years. And now I have this very young Daher TBM 900. Just look at her. The five bladed sculptured prop and provocative winglets.
Matthew J. DeshTBM 910 S/N 1173
As a public company CEO, I don’t have the time to fly every week, so I appreciate all the integration that reduces pilot workload. I also like that it’s built like a tank. Daher’s continued investment in the TBM line was really important to me as well – the airplane just keeps getting better and better. Daher is first rate, and I’m very impressed how well they support the product and owners. They continue to innovate and invest, and I’m impressed how collegial and friendly their relationship is with customers.
Jean-Jacques BelyTBM 900, S/N 1016
The Daher TBM 900 is the ultimate aircraft a private pilot can fly. The ferry flight from Tarbes to Australia was an extremely valuable trip for the learning experience of flying the TBM at large international airports. I have done a few ferries myself with other aircraft but none of them at TBM speeds and managing a high speed arrival at a busy airport like Mumbai (India) between jets requires good planning and experience with your aircraft descent profile.
Francis Ford CoppolaTBM 850 S/N 670
My son Roman brought my attention to the TBM. What attracted me was the level of excellence that French aviation products are known for, the beauty of the design, and the fact that it was the fastest single-engine plane in existence. We began to think of how it could look and arrived at the notion that it could be all-polished aluminum with a black leather interior.
European Business Charter
In march 2013, the French company VOLDIRECT won its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), allowing it to operate single engine aircraft in IFR public transportation under european regulations. The TBM 850 chosen to run VOLDIRECT operations, gives the best compromise in terms of speed, economy and efficiency. Most of the trips are flown with a single pilot and 2 or 3 persons on board.
Anutin CharnvirakulTBM 930, S/N 1158
“I very much enjoyed my previous TBM 850 for its versatility and flexibility,” Mr. Charnvirakul explained. “When the time came to replace it after four years and some 900 flight hours, I chose the latest TBM model: the TBM 930. My ferry flight confirmed that I made the right decision: this is the TBM at its best in terms of performance, state-of-the-art avionics and the handling.” Shortly after the TBM 930 received its Certificate of Airworthiness from The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, Charnvirakul performed the maiden operational flight as a volunteer to deliver a heart transplant for the Thai Red Cross organization. An active pilot, Anutin Charnvirakul is a well-known personality in Thailand. He was a former Deputy Minister of Public Health and Commerce, and is the current leader of the country’s Bhumjaithai Party.
Hannu HalminenTBM 910 S/N 1178
Hannu Halminen chose the TBM, initially a TBM 850 Elite succeeded in 2017 by a TBM 910, for the flexibility in business travel and to accommodate his special cargo – bicycles. Halminen is a cycling enthusiast, and he even biked to take delivery of his aircraft! He rode from the nearby French town of Tarbes to the Daher
production site at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport to pick up his aircraft for the ferry flight
back to his home in Orono, Canada. For Halminen, accommodating luggage and bikes is easy thanks to the TBMs excellent loading characteristics. All items can be stacked heaviest to lightest in the adjustable cargo area, topped with the bikes nestled in their soft-sided bicycle bags, and secured with the strong cargo net. Halminen has flown his TBM to biking events around the world – including transporting four bikes and their cyclists in the Very Fast Turboprop to attend a race in California, and flying to several “Etape du Tour”. It is a cycling race held every year riding on the same routes and under the same conditions as the professionals on one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France. A must-attend race for an avid biker.
Mountain Lion AviationTBM 930
Mountain Lion Aviation is setting new standards in a growing application for Daher’s TBM very fast aircraft – point-to-point charters – with its use of a TBM 930. Operating from California’s Truckee-Tahoe Airport (KTRK), they provide “a personal concierge service from someone that knows your name, knows your travel needs, and is available on your schedule”. The company has three TBM-rated pilots, describing the aircraft’s speed as “awesome.” According to them, their clients definitely like the aircraft’s sleek look and cabin comfort, even enjoying the opportunity to sit in the copilot’s seat.
Phillip BozekTBM 900, S/N 1043
Speed was the main reason that attracted me to the Daher TBM 900. I’ve always been the guy who wants to go faster. The incredible range and payload capabilities blew away most of the competitive aircraft available on the market, including new very light jets and turboprops.
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The TBM ownership experience
The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) exists for owners and operators of TBM aircraft. The objective of the organization is to promote safety and provide an opportunity to maximize the pleasure and utility of the TBM ownership experience.
TBMOPA encourages a partnership of communication and information exchange with DAHER and with Sales and Service Centers as well as other involved businesses and organizations. However, TBMOPA functions as an independent organization focused on the best interests of the owner and operator base.
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SUPPORTING YOU AROUND THE WORLD
Whether getting to the next FBO or flying to remote locations, you’re not alone, Our Support Field staff is on call around-the-clock. TBM Support Representatives are always available to answer your call and help you decide the best course of action. In addition to online and phone support, our 20 TBM Service centers in the USA and 28 international sites provide the most complete service care in the industry.
This way, we are sure you are flying safely.
World Class Support
The entire TBM fleet are backed by DAHER Airplane Business Unit’s extensive worldwide support network that offers you tailored services. Join the TBM Family and you will discover that DAHER is a company that genuinely cares about you and shows pride in everything we do. It’s all part of being one of the world’s leading general aviation manufacturers, with a legacy of over 17,000 aircraft built since 1911 and a reputation for building great products with a support staff that will be there to help you when you call.
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Me & MyTBM: The power of data in your hands
Me & My TBM is an innovative smartphone application for TBM aircraft owners and operators. This cloud-based app leverages data automatically collected during every phase of flight, enabling pilots to enhance the TBM’s operating efficiency, ensure they are operating the aircraft to the highest safety standards, and optimize maintenance management.
Available for Android & iOS, this app provides unique and valuable feedback on TBM flights, key parameters of the engine and other systems, and a full range of statistics accessible from wherever the aircraft goes. Based on an automated transmission of flight data on a secured cloud-based storage, it avoids the fastidious task of downloading data on a PC, while also directly updating aircraft counters on the CAMP tracking system. Advanced customer support when needed is now possible. This app gives TBM Care teams the capability to access and analyze all flight parameters at a quick glance.
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We stand behind our airplanes and we stand by your safety. We encourage every TBM pilot to stay up to date of flying procedures and latest regulations. Because everyone knows training and refinement are keys to practicing excellence.
Training in the Americas
Factory-approved initial TBM flight training in the Americas is provided through TBM’s partner, Simcom International. Simcom utilizes three Level 5 flight training devices that are based on real TBM cockpits, in either EFIS/GNS 530 or G1000 configurations. Simcom’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida centrally positions the training center for TBM pilots with US licences.. Simcom also provides factory-approved maintenance training for the TBM family. TBM initial training consists of the following:
- Ground school training, which includes TBM systems knowledge tests;
- Flight training device (FTD) training;
- In-aircraft training;
- Flight review to Private Pilot Practical Test Standards and an Instrument Proficiency Check
More information is available at: Tel: +1 866-361-9620 Website: http://www.simulator.com/turboprop/tbm/700
Training in Europe
Factory-approved initial TBM flight training outside the Americas is offered by two Approved training organizations (ATO) in France, certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), SIM Aero, at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees (LFBT) international airport, Airways Formation – an Aviation training organization based at Agen Airport (LFBA) in France. The training is provided “in aircraft,” using the owner’s aircraft or a rented TBM. Both courses are conducted by highly experienced Class rating instructors approved by EASA to deliver a TBM SET (Single-engine Turboprop) Class rating. For more information and updates on training possibilities, contact: Christian Prat, Email: [email protected] Tel +33 5 62 41 76 79