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Digital power takes flight with Daher’s initial delivery of its new high-end TBM 960 very fast turboprop aircraft
Friedrichshafen, Germany, April 28, 2022 – Daher today announced the startup of deliveriesfor its latest very fast turboprop aircraft version – the TBM 960 – which brings the advantages of digital power for enhanced operational safety and efficiency, improved aviation sustainability, facilitated maintenance and increased cabin comfort.
The milestone TBM was received by a German-based businessman, who will operate it for corporate and private trips – primarily in Europe.
This unnamed customer, who owned a non-pressurized single-engine piston aircraft, currently is completing instrument training and will fly with his flight instructor as a mentor pilot until gaining experience in the TBM 960. Factors that influenced his acquisition decision included the flight instructor’s recommendation, the aircraft’s cost/performance ratio, and the ability tooperate from shorter-length airport runways.
“I’ve always been impressed by the TBM aircraft family’s performance, along with its level of safety and the systems – especially the HomeSafe™ emergency autoland,” he explained. “There are less expensive airplanes on the market, but none offers so many systems. And I was extremely pleased to learn that I’m the first customer to take delivery of the new TBM 960.”
The no. 1-delivered TBM 960 was sold by Rheinland Air Service GmbH, the Daher Kodiak and TBM distributor and service center for Germany and Austria.