Daher’s Airplane Business Unit has announced
the delivery of 54 TBM 900/TBM 930s in 2016, underscoring the success for these
latest members of its very fast turboprop aircraft family – which continue to
benefit from system enhancements.
Two-thirds of the 2016 deliveries involved the
TBM 930 version, which incorporate Garmin’s G3000 flight deck with the
first-ever touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck designed for light turbine
aircraft. The remaining deliveries were of the TBM 900 configuration, equipped
with Garmin’s G1000 all-glass avionics suite.
North America remained the lead market for TBM
aircraft, accounting for 41 of last year’s deliveries to customers in the United
States and Canada. Europe was in a solid second position with ten deliveries:
composed of four aircraft provided to the United Kingdom, two for France and one
each in Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. Latin America ranked third with
two deliveries to Mexico; while Asia-Pacific counted for the remaining delivery,
for a customer in Thailand.
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“The 2016 results confirm that customers
worldwide continue to appreciate the value proposition of our TBM product line -
which we extended last year with the TBM 930 version,” explained
Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “We are backing this
success with the coverage of our TBM Care Program (TCP), which remains a unique
asset for the owner/operator.”
Chabbert revealed that Daher is now offering
2017 Model Year TBM 900s with a new avionics enhancement incorporating Garmin’s
G1000NXi next-generation integrated flight deck.
“Garmin rolled out the G1000NXi this month as
the successor to its G1000, which we introduced on our TBM 850 in 2008 and
retained with the TBM 900 beginning in 2014,” he added. “This upgrade includes a
modernized flight display with significant performance enhancements, and brings
additional capabilities such as two-way wireless cockpit connectivity.”
Daher already is accepting orders for the
G1000NXi-equipped TBM 900, which is expected to be certified in a few months.