Daher salutes certification of the first TBM 930 simulator
Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2017 – The first TBM 930 simulator – a high-fidelity Flight Training Device (FTD) – has just been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, enabling its service entry next month in courses at Florida-based SIMCOM Aviation Training, which is Daher’s U.S. training partner.
This FTD reproduces the exact cockpit environment of Daher’s latest TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft. The device was built by Frasca International Inc. – a leading provider of high-fidelity flight training systems – using a cabin provided by Daher for installation at SIMCOM’s Lee Vista Training Center in Orlando, Florida.
Features of the new FTD include an actual Garmin G3000 digital avionics suite in the cockpit, with touch-screen controls and incorporating a weather radar, a synthetic vision terrain awareness system and traffic advisory system. Additional realism is provided by RSi Visual Systems’ XT4 image generation and display system, offering a 220-degree external field of view.
This new equipment joins a fully operational fleet of FTDs for the Daher TBM 700 and TBM 850/TBM 900 aircraft versions at SIMCOM’s Orlando facility, where the company’s instructors are providing pilot training in highly-realistic environments. « Lifelike training is very important for high-performance aircraft, and we are pleased that the continued partnership with SIMCOM will make TBM 930 transition training available for our customers,” stated Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.
He said providing premium services to TBM owners and operators is a priority for Daher, with such relationships as the SIMCOM partnership ensuring that quality training resources are available.
“SIMCOM has been the exclusive authorized training provider for Daher on the TBM program since 1999, and we’re looking forward to expanding our offering to the TBM 930,” said SIMCOM International President and CEO Eric Hinson. “By partnering with FRASCA, SIMCOM will be able to deliver excellent training conditions for the latest TBM aircraft version.”
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 suite 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 830 TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating over 1.4 million flight hours.
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, aero structures 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.
About SIMCOM Training Centers
A privately-owned, comprehensive learning institution, SIMCOM utilizes realistic simulator-based training to provide advanced aviation training services to professional pilots, owner-operators, Part 135 operators and maintenance personnel operating in general aviation, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world. SIMCOM currently operates 52 simulators representative of a wide range of jet, turboprop and piston powered aircraft. The company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, where it also operates two training centers and one simulator production facility. Additional training centers are located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Humberside, United Kingdom.
For further information, contact SIMCOM at 407.275.1050 or 1.800.272.0211 or visit its website: www.simulator.com