Daher-Socata will commemorate 100 years of continuous aircraft production with a series of activities at EAA AirVenture, July 25-31 in Oshkosh.
Executives of the Daher Group will symbolically stop the centennial countdown clock during a news conference on Monday, July 25. This will symbolize the opening of a new century for a company that started its aircraft manufacturing activities as Aeroplanes Morane-Saulnier in 1911, company officials said.
- Display of the Model Year 2011 TBM 850, which carries a special paint scheme design by Didier Wolff of Happy Design Studios, to celebrate the company’s 100 years. The 2011 TBM 850 comes with a price list that includes the Highly Extended Exclusive Maintenance Program, which covers scheduled maintenance costs up to the fifth annual inspection or 1,000 flight hours total time for the original owner.
- Presentation of the first retrofitted TBM 700 with the Garmin G1000, an upgrade available exclusively from the company that integrates an integrated glass panel avionics package in the predecessor aircraft to the TBM 850.
- Exhibition of a full scale replica Type L aeroplane, one of the oldest and most famous aircraft from Morane-Saulnier.
Other activities with Daher-Socata involvement during the 2011 AirVenture include a pylon racing demonstration between a TBM 850 and a North American P-51 Mustang World War 2 fighter aircraft, scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, and to be repeated on Friday and Saturday, as well as the Daher-Socata-sponsored evening airshow and fireworks on Saturday, July 30.