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A Century of Innovation
Morane-Saulnier Type L, an iconic aircraft
Daher predecessors, Morane-Saulnier & Socata gave birth to a plethora of firsts in the history of aviation, such as the first Mediterranean air-crossing by Roland Garros in 1913, and the MS 760 Paris, the first business jet in 1954. The TBM 700 became the first pressurized single-engine turboprop to be certified in 1990 which directly paved the way for today’s Daher TBM Family.
The company certified with the FAA and French DGAC (EASA) the first, fully-pressurized, single-engine, turboprop aircraft in the world, the TBM 700A. The TBM 700 airframe design incorporated a variety of aluminum and steel alloys, including titanium, as well as advanced composite materials that come together in an airframe of unmatched structural strength and durability at the lowest possible weight at an affordable cost. Our design engineers employed fail-safe design techniques on the TBM airframe including the use of multiple load paths, a crack-stopper band and a minimum number of smaller access panels to maximize structural life and sub-system reliability, as well as to minimize repair-cycle times.See more
To replace the obsolete Morane MS 760 Paris Jet, Daher's Airplane Business Unit (formerly known as SOCATA) began an on-schedule and on-budget delivery of TBM 700A model aircraft to the French Air Force and French Army Aviation. According to feedback from French military pilots, the TBM is, “simple to master, a dream to fly and superior performance characteristics across the entire flight envelope”. The French Armed forces has accumulated up to 600 flight hours per year per aircraft in accomplishing a wide range of VIP-passenger and light-cargo missions in varied operating environments, including operations in combat zones. The company has also delivered one TBM 700A model aircraft to the French national flight test center (CEV) and three aircraft to the Indonesian government for their use in calibrating airfield navigation
aids throughout their country.
The TBM 700B model added a larger cargo door and an optional pilot entry door. While its commercial success was growing in the US, the French Army Aviation took delivery of three B model aircraft, bringing the total military aircraft to 28 TBM 700 in 2002. With the addition of a gaseous backup oxygen system (with EROS quick donning masks) the certified ceiling of the TBM 700B was raised to 31,000 ft.
The TBM 700C2 was certified with an increased Max Take-off Weight (7394 lbs), allowing an increased payload of 865 lbs with full fuel. This modification included re-enforced airframe, reinforced landing gear, crashworthy seats certified to 20 G, new interior and new rear external luggage compartment. The TBM 700C2 was also certified at 31,000 ft thanks to the gaseous oxygen system.
2006TBM 850 Legacy
Introduction of the TBM 850. Strictly identical to the airframe of the TBM 700, the TBM 850 aircraft is also powered by the Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine. The new PT6A-66D powerplant produces 1825 eshp flat rated to 850 shaft horsepower and gives the TBM 850 jet-like performance with turboprop efficiency and economical operation.
In 2008 the TBM 850 is equipped with the all-glass integrated flight deck Garmin G1000. It opens up to TBM pilots a new world of technology. As a side effect, the integrated avionics saved weight and increase the TBM 850's payload/range.See more
From the early stages of its conception, the Daher TBM 900 was tasked to deliver fast travel at an affordable cost. It emerged when twin pistons were too expensive to operate, and yet pilots sought an aircraft with the same high level of safety and comfort of the light jets. The Very Fast Turboprop is that - an all-in-one with even more competitive features.See more
This model integrates Garmin’s G3000 avionics suite – the first touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck ever designed for light turbine aircraft.
Its cockpit instrument’s panel three wide-format WXGA displays can operate in a splitscreen mode, enabling maps and flight plans to remain on the screen side-by-side with primary, traffic and weather information.
The TBM family of very fast turboprop continued to grow with the TBM 910 – an alternative to the high-end TBM 930 version.
Among the key changes are the TBM 910’s Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck, which succeeds the G1000 version on TBM 900s – bringing a modernized high-resolution flight display design with significant performance enhancements.
The Daher TBM 940, the latest member of the family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft increases automation in the cockpit to reduce pilot’s workload, enhancing safety and performance. Main features are an automated throttle fully integrated with the autopilot on the Garmin G3000 integrated flight deck, and an ice detector which activates the aircraft de-icing systems. Like previous TBM-900 series models the TBM 940 offers the perfect combination of comfort with a redesigned cabin, superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts – and high efficiency with a 1,730 naut. mi. maximum range.See more
John GiddensTBM 900, S/N 1039
I have used my TBM for a trout fishing trip in Tasmania (Australia) from Singapore – 2013, and each summer while the aircraft is based in the UK we take a “boys trip” for a few days salmon fishing in the Isle of Harris (Scotland) from Bournemouth (UK). For my wife and daughter who are keen golfers the TBM is also an ideal plane to travel to a golf resort, with the benefit of plenty of space for both passengers and the bulky golf bags.
Dr. Ian and Susan FriesTBM 900 S/N 1012
I have a weakness for attractive French women. The first was a TBM 700 with whom I lived for about 12 years. Then I had a younger one, a TBM 850. She graced my hangar for 5 years. And now I have this very young Daher TBM 900. Just look at her. The five bladed sculptured prop and provocative winglets.
Matthew J. DeschTBM 910 S/N 1173
As a public company CEO, I don’t have the time to fly every week, so I appreciate all the integration that reduces pilot workload. I also like that it’s built like a tank. Daher’s continued investment in the TBM line was really important to me as well – the airplane just keeps getting better and better. Daher is first rate, and I’m very impressed how well they support the product and owners. They continue to innovate and invest, and I’m impressed how collegial and friendly their relationship is with customers.
Francis Ford CoppolaTBM 850 S/N 670
My son Roman brought my attention to the TBM. What attracted me was the level of excellence that French aviation products are known for, the beauty of the design, and the fact that it was the fastest single-engine plane in existence. We began to think of how it could look and arrived at the notion that it could be all-polished aluminum with a black leather interior.
European Business Charter
In march 2013, the French company VOLDIRECT won its Air Operator Certificate (AOC), allowing it to operate single engine aircraft in IFR public transportation under european regulations. The TBM 850 chosen to run VOLDIRECT operations, gives the best compromise in terms of speed, economy and efficiency. Most of the trips are flown with a single pilot and 2 or 3 persons on board.
Anutin CharnvirakulTBM 930, S/N 1158
“I very much enjoyed my previous TBM 850 for its versatility and flexibility,” Mr. Charnvirakul explained. “When the time came to replace it after four years and some 900 flight hours, I chose the latest TBM model: the TBM 930. My ferry flight confirmed that I made the right decision: this is the TBM at its best in terms of performance, state-of-the-art avionics and the handling.” Shortly after the TBM 930 received its Certificate of Airworthiness from The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, Charnvirakul performed the maiden operational flight as a volunteer to deliver a heart transplant for the Thai Red Cross organization. An active pilot, Anutin Charnvirakul is a well-known personality in Thailand. He was a former Deputy Minister of Public Health and Commerce, and is the current leader of the country’s Bhumjaithai Party.
Hannu HalminenTBM 910 S/N 1178
Hannu Halminen chose the TBM, initially a TBM 850 Elite succeeded in 2017 by a TBM 910, for the flexibility in business travel and to accommodate his special cargo – bicycles. Halminen is a cycling enthusiast, and he even biked to take delivery of his aircraft! He rode from the nearby French town of Tarbes to the Daher
production site at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport to pick up his aircraft for the ferry flight
back to his home in Orono, Canada. For Halminen, accommodating luggage and bikes is easy thanks to the TBMs excellent loading characteristics. All items can be stacked heaviest to lightest in the adjustable cargo area, topped with the bikes nestled in their soft-sided bicycle bags, and secured with the strong cargo net. Halminen has flown his TBM to biking events around the world – including transporting four bikes and their cyclists in the Very Fast Turboprop to attend a race in California, and flying to several “Etape du Tour”. It is a cycling race held every year riding on the same routes and under the same conditions as the professionals on one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France. A must-attend race for an avid biker.
Mountain Lion AviationTBM 930
Mountain Lion Aviation is setting new standards in a growing application for Daher’s TBM very fast aircraft – point-to-point charters – with its use of a TBM 930. Operating from California’s Truckee-Tahoe Airport (KTRK), they provide “a personal concierge service from someone that knows your name, knows your travel needs, and is available on your schedule”. The company has three TBM-rated pilots, describing the aircraft’s speed as “awesome.” According to them, their clients definitely like the aircraft’s sleek look and cabin comfort, even enjoying the opportunity to sit in the copilot’s seat.
Phillip BozekTBM 900, S/N 1043
Speed was the main reason that attracted me to the Daher TBM 900. I’ve always been the guy who wants to go faster. The incredible range and payload capabilities blew away most of the competitive aircraft available on the market, including new very light jets and turboprops.
tbm owners and pilots association
The TBM ownership experience
The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) exists for owners and operators of TBM aircraft. 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 with Sales and Service Centers as well as other involved businesses and organizations. However, TBMOPA functions as an independent organization focused on the best interests of the owner and operator base.
If you are a TBM owner, a prospective owner, or a distributor.
Daher Airplane Business Unit
Daher is an aircraft manufacturer and service maker. Daher asserts its expertise in 3 main businesses - aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and services - and achieved a turnover of 1.1 billion euros in 2017. With the stability provided by its family ownership, Daher has been committed to innovation since its creation in 1863. Today, present in 11 countries, Daher is a leader in the industry 4.0, designing and developing value-added solutions for its industrial partners.
Daher industrial Innovation
The manufacturer of the TBM, Daher, boasts over a century of experience in innovation. Driven by bold innovation ever since it was founded in 1863 as a shipping company, Daher has established itself today as one of the major players of the 3rd industrial revolution. Daher is an equipment supplier developing Integrated Industrial Systems for aerospace and advanced technologies.
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