The start-up of TBM 960 customer deliveries to the United States has introduced this latest TBM version into North America, which is the largest single market region for Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family – providing the benefits of digital power for enhanced sustainability, a superior piloting experience and increased cabin comfort.
The start-up of deliveries followed certification of the TBM 960 by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness authority, joining the previous certification approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
“I want to recognize the collaborative work of EASA and the FAA that resulted in the TBM 960’s certification. I also want to express my thanks to our U.S. customers for their patience during the certification process. We’ve had an exceptional response overall to the TBM 960 since its launch, with more than 60 orders now logged worldwide for this latest version.” NICOLAS CHABBERT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF DAHER’S AIRCRAFT DIVISION
The initial two TBM 960s for U.S. customers departed June 25 from the Tarbes, France headquarters of Daher’s Aircraft Division on their ferry flights, arriving at separate TBM authorized distributors in the Midwest and U.S. West Coast for the handovers to their owners.