Daher logs sales of 68 turboprop aircraft in 2019 from its TBM and Kodiak product linesJanuary 17th, 2020 Comments Off on Daher logs sales of 68 turboprop aircraft in 2019 from its TBM and Kodiak product lines
Daher this week announced the 2019 business results for its expanded turboprop-powered aircraft family, with the company logging sales of 48 TBMs in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions, along with 20 Kodiak 100 Series II airplanes.
Deliveries of Kodiak utility aircraft were primary in North America: 11 in the United States and three in Canada. Asia ranked second with three Kodiak aircraft delivered in China and one in Thailand, followed by two deliveries to European customers.
For the TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, deliveries continued to be focused in the U.S., involving 38 airplanes; followed by Europe, with three in Germany, two in the United Kingdom and one in Russia. Daher provided three TBMs in Latin America: two for customers in Brazil, and one in Mexico. Completing the 2019 activity was a TBM 940 version delivered in Japan, marking the first sale of a TBM in this country since the acquisitions of several TBM 700s by Japanese customers during the TBM program’s early days.
With Daher’s addition of Kodiak to its aircraft portfolio last year, the 2019 sales results were the first to include both the Kodiak and TBM in the company’s annual tally of new business.
“We thank our customers for their continued support of Daher’s turboprop-powered aircraft,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit. “We remain committed to building the most efficient, cost-effective and safe airplanes that provide the ultimate flying experience for owners and operators.”
Daher is an aircraft manufacturer and an industry and service equipment supplier. Daher asserts its leadership in three main businesses: aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and supply chain services; and achieved a turnover of 1.2 billion euros in 2018. With the stability provided by its family ownership, Daher has been committed to innovation since its creation in 1863. Today, present in 13 countries, Daher is a leader in Industry 4.0, designing and developing value-added solutions for its industrial partners.
About Daher the aircraft product line
Daher manufactures two families of single-engine turboprop airplanes: the Kodiak utility aircraft in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA and the very fast pressurized TBM in Tarbes, France.
The Kodiak 100 Series II is an unpressurized 10-seat airplane equipped with Garmin’s G1000 NXi avionics, capable of operating on uneven and ultra-short runways, or on water in the amphibious version. Its unique combination of robust construction and remarkable 3,530-lb.useful load has resulted in many additional applications for the Kodiak, including special missions, medevac, as a skydiving platform and more.
Current TBM models in production are the TBM 910, equipped with Garmin’s G1000 Nxiavionics system, controlled by a keypad; and the TBM 940, featuring Garmin’s G3000 avionics with touchscreen controller and an autothrottle. Both models offer increased automation and superior performance –a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. –and high efficiency with a 1,730-naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption of 37 U.S. gallons per hour at economy cruise.
To date, a total of 267 Kodiak and 977TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 2million flight hours.