Daher announces G1000 NXi retrofit kit for TBM aircraft
Daher to offer the G1000 NXi flight deck retrofit for G1000-equipped TBM 850 and TBM 900 very fast turboprop aircraft, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, July 25, 2017: Daher today announced it will offer avionics kits that upgrade all TBM models equipped with G1000 – which includes TBM 850, TBM 900 and some modernized TBM 700 – to the Garmin G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck configuration.
The system change – available through Daher TBM authorized distributors – will replace the flight deck arrangement on G1000-equipped TBM 850s and TBM 900s with Garmin’s successor configuration, the G10000 NXi. This involves a changeout of the two primary flight displays, the multi-function display and the control keypad, along with new software and database installations. The upgrade kit has an introductory price of $59,995 for orders received in 2017, which includes the buy-back of the removed equipment.
Daher announced the avionics upgrade today at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in event in Wisconsin, with the Garmin G1000 NXi retrofit kits being available beginning in January 2018.
The upgrade will offer TBM operators faster system boot-up and software loading. Other benefits are the avionics system’s ability to manage more data, displaying visual charts and offering more capabilities such as enhanced situational awareness with easy-to-read information. It also adds improved wireless cockpit connectivity, allowing aviation database uploads using the Garmin Flight Stream from mobile devices. Another feature is the enhanced “feel” for pilots through the new keyboard joystick, providing more accurate panning and fluid navigation on the multi-function display pages.
“This latest upgrade underscores our firm commitment to offer TBM customers the latest enhancements as they become available, providing further improvements in efficiency, operability and safety,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit. “We set a fair price for this enhancement as the result of our excellent partnership with Garmin, and I expect to see a large share of the 347 TBM 850/TBM 900s currently equipped with the G1000 version being converted to the new system.”
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 G1000NXi 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 847 TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 1.4 million flight hours.
The TBM 900, TBM 910 and TBM 930 already have received more than 200 orders since their launch, with 185 delivered through July 15, 2017. The TBM 910 and 930 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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