100 flight hours for the 1st Polish-registered TBM 910
Tarbes, France. September 25, 2018 – The first TBM 910 delivered to a Polish owner/operator already attained the flight hour century mark since its December 2017 delivery, and has undergone the standard 100-hour standard inspection at Daher’s TBM Service Center.
This aircraft is TBM serial number 1215, flown by Roman Sobczyk – a successful Polish businessman who is CEO of the Sokpol fruit juice producer in Poland. Created in 1992, Sokpol has experienced constant growth while exporting products to 19 countries – requiring the construction of new juice production plants with constant travel across Europe. A passionate pilot, Sobczyk also is an aerobatic pilot, owning a Zlin aircraft. With his TBM 910 acquisition, Sobczyk is able to combine his love for flying and his business travel needs.
“I selected the TBM 910 very fast turboprop because it meets my criteria as a transportation tool in terms of cost of operation versus performance, and it also is a very reliable aircraft to fly,” he explained. “Operating it since January, I can confirm the TBM 910 exceeded my expectations, especially in terms of service, allowing me to fly more in total confidence.”
Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit, acknowledged Sobczyk’s positive feedback, and underscored the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction for owners and operators worldwide. “Roman Sobczyk is an example of how successful businessmen benefit from intensive usage of their TBM aircraft. We see it as a confirmation of the TBM’s right combination of speed, comfort and efficiency.”
About the TBM Very Fast Turboprop
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 900 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 266 orders since their launch, with 238 delivered through July 31st, 2018. They are built by Daher on its industrial site at the airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (Hautes Pyrénées), France.
Daher is an aircraft manufacturer and an industry and service equipment supplier. Daher asserts its leadership in 3 main businesses – aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and supply chain 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.
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