Daher delivers 800th TBM
Daher has completed the delivery of its 800th TBM turboprop. The aircraft was rolled out from the company’s final assembly line at France’s Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport.
The milestone TBM is a TBM 930 – the latest addition to the TBM family of turboprop aircraft. The TBM930 is currently built alongside the TBM900 version.
“The 800th TBM represents another important achievement and highlights the success of our very fast turboprop aircraft family, whose first model – the TBM 700 – entered into production 25 years ago.”
Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice president of the Daher Airplane Business Unit said: “The 800th TBM represents another important achievement and highlights the success of our very fast turboprop aircraft family, whose first model – the TBM 700 – entered into production 25 years ago. We remain confident in the TBM family’s future, backed by continuous developments that brought us to the latest TBM 930 and TBM 900 versions today, creating a strong foundation for the years to come.”
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The 800th aircraft will be delivered to Elliott Aviation in the United States, which is Daher’s authorised TBM distributor for North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.
“We owe this success to the commitment of our teams to meet the expectations and the passion of our customers for this unique aircraft,” Chabbert added. “Year after year, our customers and operators appreciate the TBM’s speed, comfort, operating efficiency and excellent handling characteristics.”
As the latest TBM family members, Daher’s TBM 900 and TBM 930 already have logged more than 150 orders since their launch in 2014, with 132 delivered as of September 15, 2016.