The momentum builds for Daher’s TBM 940…October 23rd, 2019 Comments Off on The momentum builds for Daher’s TBM 940…
Daher’s latest member in its family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, theTBM940, has logged 35 orders since its official launch in March of this year, with more than 20 of these auto throttle-equipped aircraft already delivered.
The TBM 940 program update was provided today during Daher’s media briefing at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), where the company confirmed this high-end aircraft’s type certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), along the civil aviation authorities of Brazil, Canada and Japan.
“The enthusiastic market response for the TBM 940 is definitely encouraging, as this aircraft reflects our vision of evolving the TBM by providing the ultimate flying experience for owners and operators,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher Airplane Business Unit. “This is the latest step in our efforts to offer an aircraft family that combines performance and safety through continuous improvement across the TBM product line.”
Featuring an increased level of automation that reduces the pilot’s workload and optimizes performance and safety, the TBM 940 incorporates an automated throttle and an automated icing detection system –both of which are installed for the first time on a standard production turboprop aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs. (5.7 metric tons). Their integration in the aircraft further builds on Daher’s TBM e-copilot® strategy of introducing functionality for improved operational safety on the TBM product line.
Some of the TBM 940’s enhancements,such as cabin upgrades for style, ergonomics and comfort,are applied as well to Daher’s entry-level TBM 910 version, along with the automated icing detection system. Both aircraft also benefit from the latest Garmin cockpit features: Surface Watch™, which gives pilots better situational awareness in the airport environment; BARO VNAV, allowing approaches with vertical guidance when the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is not available; and visual approach assistance in the execution of visual approaches at uncontrolled airports with vertical guidance.
Daher is present at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition, being held in Las Vegas from October 22to October 24. A TBM 940 is on display in the Las Vegas Convention Center next to the Daher booth (Central Hall C13112).
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.