The 2012 deliveries bring to 622 the total number of aircraft received by customers, of which 298 are TBM 850 – the latest version of DAHER-SOCATA’s turboprop aircraft family.
According to General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) year-end shipment and billings figures, the 38 TBM 850 deliveries last year represented an 18% share of its market segment.
The majority of TBM 850s purchased in 2012 were acquired by U.S. customers (66%). Canada ranked second, with 13%, followed by Brazil and Germany’s 8% of the 2012 sales. One sale was achieved in the U.K. last year, where the market is showing signs of recovery, while Thailand joined the club of TBM countries with a contract for its first TBM 850 in June, company officials said.