40 TBM 850s delivered in 2013

DAHER-SOCATA reports that 40 new TBM 850s were delivered in 2013, providing a 5% increase from 2012 and representing a 20% market share for aircraft in its category – up from 18% in 2012.

This TBM 850 – serial number 684 – was the last aircraft assembled during DAHER-SOCATA’s 2013 production activity. It is shown prior to departing the Tarbes, France factory.

This TBM 850 – serial number 684 – was the last aircraft assembled during 2013 by DAHER-SOCATA.

This marks the fourth best year for the company’s TBM aircraft family since 1990, according to company officials.

The 2013 deliveries bring total TBM-series aircraft received by customers to 662 units, of which 338 are the TBM 850 version, the latest member of DAHER-SOCATA’s very fast turboprop aircraft product line.

The majority of TBM 850s purchased in 2013 — 72% — were sold to customers in the U.S.

Europe accounted for 10% of the deliveries, with France taking the lead in this region for the first time since the TBM 700’s introduction.

Latin America represented 7.5% of TBM 850 deliveries, with these aircraft handed over in Brazil, Chile and Mexico. In addition to a TBM 850 provided for Australia, the aircraft’s global scope expanded in 2013 as Saudi Arabia became the first Middle East country to welcome a TBM.

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