Honoring World War I heroes: A video of the Daher TBM 930’s role in the Patrouille de France aerobatic team’s U.S. tour
In the three-minute commemorative video, Lt. Col. Gauthier Dewas, Commanding Officer of the Patrouille de France, acknowledged the benefit of having reliable reports of the meteorological conditions relayed by the TBM 930 during the northern Atlantic flight segments.
Dewas also had the opportunity to be aboard the TBM 930 during a portion of the ocean crossing. “I was impressed by the TBM’s quality and attention to details,” he explained. “I was given an opportunity to fly the aircraft, and [at one point during the flight] I had the Patrouille de France around me – which was very moving, a fantastic experience.”
Invited by the U.S. government as part of activities marking the 100th anniversary of country’s entry into World War I, the Patrouille de France performed at locations from coast-to-coast during March, April and May, including a fly-over of New York – sequences of which are included in the commemorative video.
“The Patrouille de France’s World War I centennial visit was a true celebration of French and U.S. cooperation, and we were proud to have played a role in the team’s tour,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “We are now pleased to share some of the highlights with a spectacular video.”
Daher is making its commemorative video on the Patrouille de France’s trans-Atlantic crossing available via the Daher TBM YouTube Channel at the following link https://youtu.be/CD2cnMJj4Jk and the www.tbm.aero website.
Daher’s latest collaboration with the Patrouille de France on its 2017 U.S. tour continues a relationship that includes the company’s deployment of a TBM 850 for air-to-air filming of the aerobatic team in a 2012 video celebrating France’s spirit of aviation.
About the Daher TBM – www.tbm.aero
The TBM 900 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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