Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS), also known as Walter A. Duncan Field in Peru, Ill., hosted a TBM reunion April 16. According to Albert Dyer, who sent in these photos, “Perfect weather welcomed the 10 TBMs that made Illinois Valley home for the weekend. Many other historic military aircraft also made the flight, as well as dozens of antique civilian aircraft.” [Read more…]
￼￼Daher’s latest member in its very fast turboprop product line — the TBM 900 — has reached the century mark with the 100th aircraft delivery.
The milestone TBM 900 was received by U.S. customer Dale Schneider, a North Carolina businessman who is an active airplane and helicopter pilot, having logged more than 3,000 hours. Schneider’s first aircraft was a TBM 700C2 version, which he purchased in 2006 and has flown some 1,000 hours. [Read more…]
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Daher and the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) report record attendance for its latest annual gathering Oct. 7-11, with more than 100 TBMs — including 20 new TBM 900s, as well as the predecessor TBM 850s and TBM 700s — arrived at Charleston Executive Airport (KJZI). [Read more…]
TARBES, France – DAHER-SOCATA delivered 51 new TBM 900s in 2014, representing a 27% increase from 2013.
With an order intake for 64 aircraft in 2014, it was the best year ever in terms of TBM sales volume, and the second best year for the company’s aircraft program since 1990, according to company officials. [Read more…]
Tarbes, France – DAHER-SOCATA has delivered its 700th series production TBM turboprop aircraft.
The milestone airplane, a TBM 900, was provided to a private customer in Illinois, through a sale organized by Muncie Aviation, the authorized TBM distributor based at Muncie Municipal Airport in Indiana.
The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) report that the 2014 annual TBMOPA convention broke another attendance record with the presence of more than 100 TBM 700s and TBM 850s, along with several brand-new TBM 900s.
Attracting almost a quarter of the entire TBM fleet in North America, this year’s convention, held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, registered an increase in attendance of 3% from last year, officials note.
DAHER-SOCATA has delivered the first TBM 700 with a Garmin G600/GTN 750 new-generation glass cockpit avionics retrofits.