WHO ARE WE
A CENTURY OF INNOVATION
Daher relies on a team of passionate designers, engineers, maintenance and support personnel…as well as aviators…who believe in changing the status quo by making the world’s best airplanes in their category.
We take an uncompromising approach to safety and quality. We make our airplanes simple to use, robust, and beautiful. We are loyal to our roots, and loyal to our customers. This represents the pride that goes into each Daher aircraft that comes off our final assembly lines.
In 2019, the TBM airplane family was joined by the Kodiak utility turboprop aircraft, which is made in the U.S. at Sandpoint, Idaho. Both the TBM and Kodiak leverage the full advantages of a worldwide organization with expertise in aviation manufacturing, logistics, technology and services.
These airplanes share the deep aviation roots of Morane-Saulnier, Daher’s predecessor company, created in 1911. The heritage has given birth to many firsts in the history of aviation, such as the initial Mediterranean air-crossing by Roland Garros in 1913; and the MS 760 Paris – the first business jet, in 1954. In 1990, the TBM 700 was the first pressurized single-engine turboprop to be certified, which directly paved the way for today’s TBM family.
The TBM aircraft was born in Tarbes, France, resulting from a partnership with Texas-based Mooney Aircraft. Thirty years and more than 1,000 aircraft later, the TBM is still recognized as the world’s fastest pressurized single-engine turboprop aircraft. Launched as the TBM 700 with an engine power of 700 hp., the program grew with the TBM 850 under Daher’s ownership and reached new heights with the TBM 900-series, beginning in 2014.
The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) welcomes the community around the TBM aircraft: owners, pilots, operators and partners. The objective of the organization is to promote safety and provide an opportunity to maximize the pleasure and utility of the TBM ownership experience. TBMOPA encourages a partnership of communication and information exchange with Daher and its TBM Care team, as well as related organizations.