2017 AirVenture Oshkosh good year for Daher
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 7, 2017: Daher today recognized the TBM community’s strong presence at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, with the participation of 60 TBM very fast turboprop airplanes – once again representing the largest number of turbine-powered aircraft at the annual fly-in.
Several TBMs made long flights to join the world-leading aviation gathering at Wittman Regional Airport, with eight coming from Europe (including an airplane piloted by David Fabry, manager of Flying Smart – the U.K. TBM distributor), and a TBM 900 from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Additionally, Daher’s annual customer appreciation dinner was attended by more than 400 invited guests.
For its appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Daher showcased its two latest production aircraft: the TBM 930 and TBM 910; and also brought the full-scale replica of the Morane-Saulnier Type L aircraft – a century-old ancestor to the TBM product line, which attracted a steady flow of visitors during the event, held July 24-30.
Daher concluded the sale of four pre-owned TBMs at Oshkosh along with two TBM 930s – one of which will be delivered to a customer in the U.S. state of Georgia. The other TBM 930 is for Canada – an important growth market for Daher – and will be based in the Toronto metropolitan area. The new Canadian owner, who is transitioning from a piston single-engine aircraft, was attracted to the TBM 930 because of its features and capabilities.
“EAA AirVenture Oshkosh was extremely positive for us this year, and mirrors the overall success of the 2017 show,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit, and President of SOCATA North America Inc., which is Daher’s subsidiary in the U.S. “This is an encouraging sign of recovery for our segment of the business aviation sector, which currently is very flat.”.
The 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in attracted approximately 590,000 visitors during the seven-day event, with some 17,220 aircraft operations – representing approximately 123 takeoffs/landings per hour, thereby making Oshkosh’s Wittman Field the world’s busiest airport for the week.
About the Daher TBM – www.tbm.aero
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 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.
To date, a total of 847 TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 1.4 million flight hours.
TBM 900-series aircraft already have received more than 200 orders since their launch, with 185 delivered through July 15, 2017. They are built by Daher on its industrial site at the airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (Hautes Pyrénées), France.
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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