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A Century of Innovation

A little bit of aviation history

Morane-Saulnier & Socata gave birth to a plethora of firsts in the history of aviation, such as the first Mediterranean air-crossing by Roland Garros in 1913, and the MS 760 Paris, the first business jet in 1954. The TBM 700 became the first pressurized single-engine turboprop to be certified in 1990 which directly paved the way for today’s Daher TBM Family.

1913Morane-saulnier type h
1954Morane-saulnier paris-jet
2014Daher tbm 900

TBM History

TBM EVOLUTION

TBM 7001990

1990TBM 700

The company certified with the FAA and French DGAC (EASA) the first, fully-pressurized, single-engine, turboprop aircraft in the world, the TBM 700A. The TBM 700 airframe design incorporated a variety of aluminum and steel alloys, including titanium, as well as advanced composite materials that come together in an airframe of unmatched structural strength and durability at the lowest possible weight at an affordable cost. Our design engineers employed fail-safe design techniques on the TBM airframe including the use of multiple load paths, a crack-stopper band and a minimum number of smaller access panels to maximize structural life and sub-system reliability, as well as to minimize repair-cycle times.

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TBM 700A1992

1992TBM 700A

To replace the obsolete Morane MS 760 Paris Jet, DAHER Airplane Business Unit (formerly known as SOCATA) began an on-schedule and on-budget delivery of TBM 700A model aircraft to the French Air Force and French Army Aviation. According to feedback from French military pilots, the TBM is, “simple to master, a dream to fly and superior performance characteristics across the entire flight envelope”. The French Armed forces has accumulated up to 600 flight hours per year per aircraft in accomplishing a wide range of VIP-passenger and light-cargo missions in varied operating environments, including operations in combat zones. The company has also delivered one TBM 700A model aircraft to the French national flight test center (CEV) and three aircraft to the Indonesian government for their use in calibrating airfield navigation
aids throughout their country.

TBM 700B 1999

1999TBM 700B

The TBM 700B model added a larger cargo door and an optional pilot entry door. While its commercial success was growing in the US, the French Army Aviation took delivery of three B model aircraft, bringing the total military aircraft to 28 TBM 700 in 2002. With the addition of a gaseous backup oxygen system (with EROS quick donning masks) the service ceiling of the TBM 700B was raised to 31,000 ft.

TBM 700c22003

2003TBM 700c2

The TBM 700C2 was certified with an increased Max Take-off Weight (7394 lbs), allowing an increased payload of 865 lbs with full fuel. This modification included re-enforced airframe, reinforced landing gear, crashworthy seats certified to 20 G, new interior and new rear external luggage compartment. The TBM 700C2 was also certified at 31,000 ft thanks to the gaseous oxygen system.

TBM 850 Legacy2006

2006TBM 850 Legacy

Introduction of the TBM 850. Strictly identical to the airframe of the TBM 700, the TBM 850 aircraft is also powered by the Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine. The new PT6A-66D powerplant produces 1825 eshp flat rated to 850 shaft horsepower and gives the TBM 850 jet-like performance with turboprop efficiency and economical operation.

TBM 8502009

2009TBM 850

The company has delivered more than 500 TBM and accumulated more than 700,000 flying hours of reliable and safe operations without a single structural airframe failure. Daher’s TBM 900 defines a new class of airplane, the Very Fast Turboprop (VFT), breaking new record of speed against its predecessor, the legendary TBM 700.

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TBM 9002014

2014TBM 900

From the early stages of its conception, the Daher TBM 900 was tasked to deliver fast travel at an affordable cost. It emerged when twin pistons were too expensive to operate, and yet pilots sought an aircraft with the same high level of safety and comfort of the light jets. The Very Fast Turboprop is that - an all-in-one with even more competitive features.

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Daher Airplane Business Unit

TBM Team

TBM by Daher is equipped to tackle the major challenges of the Performance 2017 strategic plan and to prepare for those of the future strategic plan. Our ambition is, in particular, to confirm its operational excellence, to continue its international development, and to pursue its transformation to become a large company.

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Daher industrial Innovation

The manufacturer of the TBM, Daher, boasts over a century of experience in innovation. Driven by bold innovation ever since it was founded in 1863 as a shipping company, Daher has established itself today as one of the major players of the 3rd industrial revolution. Daher is an equipment supplier developing Integrated Industrial Systems for aerospace and advanced technologies.

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News release & event
Releases | JAN 16

Daher delivers 54 TBM aircraft in 2016 and prepares a new integrated flight deck for the TBM 900 version

Releases | DEC 6

Daher’s new video provides a “pilot’s-eye” view of TBM aircraft ferry flights across the North Atlantic Ocean

Events | DEC 31

Next Coming Events

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