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San Antonio, TX — Gage Crockett joins TBM Central as part of a father-son duo, as TBM Business Associate.  Gage uses his drive, combined with his experience and knowledge, to ensure a positive customer experience throughout the sales process and continuing throughout their aircraft ownership.

Gage Crockett is responsible for TBM client accounts on a personal and technical level fostering brand loyalty through customer-centric service. Having been around aviation and the TBM family his entire life, Gage experienced his first flight before he could even see over the glare shield. At 16, he completed his first solo and hasn’t looked back since!

Gage graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science. He holds a commercial single and multi-engine land, instrument-rated pilot certificate as [...]

Tarbes, France – Daher today unveiled technical details for its TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft in the Model Year 2020 version, which is equipped with HomeSafe™ – an emergency system that automatically brings the airplane to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes incapacitated.

The system is activated manually by an easily recognizable orange button atop the cockpit instrument panel. Its software integrates weather and terrain information to select the best airport for landing, taking into account fuel range and runway length.

HomeSafe™ is based on Garmin’s Emergency Autoland system – available as a part of the G3000 integrated flight deck – and has been under development for the TBM since 2017 by the Avionics Engineering Office at Daher’s Aircraft Division. This work included Big Data analyses and the testing of 20 HomeSafe™ system versions.

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TBM 940 passenger cabin featuring « Goose Bay » exclusive interior harmony

TBM CentralTarbes, France, February 24th, 2020 – Daher today outlined the primary new features for the Model Year 2020 versions of its TBM 910 and TBM 940, which further enhance the experience for passengers and pilots aboard the company’s very fast turboprop aircraft.

The Model Year 2020 TBM 940 will be equipped with HomeSafe™, an emergency autoland system that can guide the aircraft to a landing in the event of pilot incapacitation. Based on Garmin’s Autoland system – and available as a part of the G3000 integrated flight deck – HomeSafe™ integrates weather, traffic and terrain information to select the optimum airport for landing, considering such conditions as fuel range, flight distance and runway length.

HomeSafe™ currently is under validation by Daher’s avionics team and flight test department for application on the TBM 940 [...]


A very fast turboprop TBM 940 aircraft receives a personal touch for two long-time TBM owners

TBM CentralPompano Beach, Florida, USA, February 10, 2020 – Daher today announced the delivery of its 300th TBM 900-series very fast turboprop aircraft, which incorporates a personalized paint scheme for its owners – Dr. Ian Blair Fries and his wife Susan Fries, who received this TBM 940 version as the fourth TBM-family airplane they have acquired over the past 20 years.

The special gold and white exterior design, created by Scheme Designers for the Fries, includes an extra personal touch added at the Daher Aircraft, Inc. subsidiary in Florida, USA: a red carnation in honor of the flower worn daily for 50 years by Dr. Fries in honor of his patients.

Daher’s TBM 900 series is the company’s in-production TBM product line, having been launched in 2014 and available today in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 configurations. Prior to [...]

TBM CentralLas Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 21, 2019 – Daher’s latest member in its family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft – the TBM 940 – has logged 35 orders since its official launch in March of this year, with more than 20 of these autothrottle-equipped airplanes 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 [...]

TBM CentralDenver, Colorado, USA, October 7th, 2019 – The TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) 2019 convention brought together TBM owners and their Daher-built very fast turboprop aircraft from around the world, underscoring this annual gathering’s importance as one of the largest such meetings for a turbine aircraft type.

Converging at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Denver, Colorado were 102 aircraft representing all TBM versions produced by Daher to date: the TBM 700, TBM 850 and TBM   900 series. In total, 345 participants – including 135 owners, of which 51 were first timers – attended the convention, held September 25-29 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

TBMOPA’s members attended three days of dynamic academic and learning sessions customized for TBM owners and operators. The primary focus was on airmanship and safety, with the performance of safe landings [...]

TBM CentralOshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, July 15, 2019 – Daher’s presence at this month’s EAA AirVenture gathering will focus on the aviation adventure, bringing its family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft together with the Kodiak 100 – which will join the company’s product line through Daher’s upcoming acquisition of the Quest Aircraft Company.

The exhibit of Daher’s two latest TBM family members – the TBM 940 and TBM 910 – will be accompanied by the “adventure island” display, featuring a Kodiak 100, underscoring this aircraft’s capabilities for backcountry missions on unprepared landing strips.

During the week-long EAA AirVenture fly-in event – known as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” – Daher also will organize an adventure-themed conference by TBM owners Dierk Reuter and Phil Bozek, who will discuss their record-setting transatlantic crossing from New York to Paris [...]

TBM CentralGeneva, Switzerland, May 20, 2019 – The Daher TBM 910 very fast turboprop aircraft exhibited at this week’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) was flown to the Geneva aviation show using Jet A fuel blended with biofuel.

This demonstration flight was organized by the business aviation coalition for sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) utilizing a Jet A/biofuel mix produced by Neste – a world-leading renewable products producer – and made available to Daher by Air BP.

The fuel meets the industry’s ASTM D7566 aviation turbine fuel containing synthesized hydrocarbons standard specification and has been approved for the TBM’s PT6A turboprop engine by Pratt & Whitney Canada, the powerplant manufacturer.

By combining the Jet A/biofuel mix with the low fuel consumption of Daher’s TBM 900-series aircraft (37 U.S. gallons per hour/139 liters per hour [...]

TBM CentralGeneva, Switzerland, May 20, 2019 – Daher today announced that its new TBM 940 has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling deliveries to begin with this latest very fast turboprop aircraft version.

EASA’s certification paperwork will be formally provided during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Geneva, Switzerland, where Daher will be exhibiting at the May 21-23 event.

The TBM 940’s airworthiness authority approval comes two months after the aircraft’s launch in March, with 25 orders already booked for the version. Initial deliveries will be to customers in Europe and Asia, followed by North America and other market safter subsequent certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

“We are grateful to the EASA for the quick certification process following the hard work of our teams. The European authorities consider [...]

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