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A symbolic Daher TBM 930 to honor the centennial of America’s entry into World War I
Le Bourget, France, June 20, 2017: As part of its presence at this week’s Paris Air Show, Daher is honoring the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I with a symbolic paint scheme on one of its new TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft.
The stars and stripes featured on this TBM 930 are a reminder of the role of France’s Morane-Saulnier – the predecessor aircraft manufacturer to Daher – in developing America’s nascent air power during the early 1900s. Morane-Saulnier’s “Parasol” high-wing aircraft served as trainers for the American Expeditionary Forces at Issoudun, France, which was the world’s largest air base at the time.
“The World War I centennial celebrates 100 years of French and U.S. cooperation, a camaraderie that continues today across the Atlantic,” 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 USA. “We are proud of Daher’s continued American presence, with nearly 1,000 airplanes in operation – composed of our TBM very fast turboprop, as well as the Rallye and TB general aviation aircraft. Backed by a network of 15 service centers, our company continues to give wings to U.S. aviators.”
Daher’s largest single market for its TBM aircraft family is the U.S., with more than 600 delivered to owners and operations in the country.
The latest TBM versions are the TBM 930 and TBM 910, both of which share the advantages of superior performance: a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts., a highly efficient 1,730-naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption at economy cruise of 37 U.S. gallons per hour. The two models are differentiated by their primary avionics: Garmin’s G1000NXi avionics system with physical keypad for the TBM 910; Garmin’s G3000 with touchscreen controller for the TBM 930.
Daher is exhibiting the TBM 930, along with a TBM 910, on the Paris Air Show static display line (Static display area B4).
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 838 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 176 delivered through May 31, 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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Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop
Thermodynamic power 1825 hp.
Nominal power 850 shp.
Usable fuel capacity 291 US gal. 1,100 liters
Wingspan 42.10 ft. 12.833 m.
Height 14.29 ft. 4.355 m.
Length 35.22 ft. 10.736 m.
Wheel base 9.56 ft. 2.914 m.
Tailplane span 16.36 ft. 4.988 m.
Maximum cabin width 3 ft. 11.64 in. 1.21 m.
Maximum cabin length 13 ft. 3.45 in. 4.05 m.
Maximum cabin height 4 ft. 1.22 m.
Maximum volume in cabin 123 cu. ft. 3.5 sq. m.
Basic empty weight 4,629 lb. 2,097 kg.
Maximum ramp weight (MRW) 7,430 lb. 3,370 kg.
Maximum takeoff weight 7,394 lb. 3,354 kg.µ
Maximum zero fuel weight 6,032 lb. 2,736 kg.
Maximum payload 1,403 lb. 636 kg.
Maximum payload with full fuel: 891 lb. 404 kg.
Maximum luggage in storage areas (4 seats) 507 lb. 230 kg.
Maximum luggage in storage areas (6 seats) 330 lb. 135 kg.
Maximum luggage volume (large net): 30¼ cu. ft. 0.989 cu. m.
PERFORMANCE (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind,)
Maximum cruise speed at long-range settings 252 KTAS 467 km/h
Maximum cruise speed at 28,000 ft. 330 KTAS 611 km/h
Time-to climb to 31,000 ft. 18 min. 45 sec.
Certified ceiling 31,000 ft. 9,449 m.
RUNWAY DISTANCES (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, 50 ft. obstacle clearance)
Takeoff 2,380 ft. 726 m.
Landing 2,430 ft. 741 m.
Max. range with max. fuel (ISA, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve) @ 31,000 ft.
252 KTAS cruise speed 1,730 NM 3,304 km
290 KTAS cruise speed 1,585 NM 2,935 km
326 KTAS cruise speed 1,440 NM 2,666 km
Suggested prices for 2017 delivery
TBM 930 with standard Equipment $ 3,979,750.00
TBM 930 with Special ‘Elite’ Package $ 4,194,390.00