Daher’s airplane business unit delivered 55 TBM 900s in 2015 – a 10% increase on 2014, and the second best year since 1991, when the first TBM single-engine turboprop was delivered. The peak year for TBM deliveries was 2008, when 60 TBM 850s were delivered to customers.
2016 deliveries were led by the USA – where 44 aircraft were delivered. Latin America ranked second, as five aircraft were delivered in Brazil and two in Mexico. Europe was third, based on two deliveries in Germany and one each in France and Spain.
“Last year’s TBM 900 results clearly confirm the continued value of our very fast turboprop, backed by services that definitely meet our customers’ expectations,” said Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice president of Daher’s airplane business unit. “Adding to this is the continued enthusiasm from a global community of dedicated TBM owners and operators – our best supporters of the TBM.”
Daher’s TBM 900 is the latest member of its TBM family, following the earlier TBM 850 and TBM 700. A total of 767 TBM aircraft have been delivered, and the global fleet has accumulated 1.3 million flight hours.
The TBM 900 offers a maximum cruise speed of 330kts and a range of 1,730 nautical miles.
January 14, 2016