Daher invested $2.7 million in the 9,000-square-foot facility, which includes separate preparation and paint booths for Kodiak 100 and Kodiak 900 aircraft.
Nearly 90 TBM aircraft, representing the complete product line from the TBM 700 to the TBM 850, TBM 900, TBM 910, TBM 930, TBM 940 and the latest TBM 960 version, were gathered at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS).
In coordination with the Backcountry Aviation Defibrillator Project, Daher provided two Kodiak 100s to deploy the automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at four remote backcountry airstrips in Idaho.
In 2023 Daher provided a Kodiak 900 to assist U.S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel in accessing two isolated grass strips in the mountains of southeastern Idaho.
Version 6 of the flight monitoring app includes a variety of enhancements, including the flexibility to identify specific types of flights, automatic data transfer to other popular apps, such as CloudAhoy, and more.
During the 2023 SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo, Daher and Garmin revealed a G1000 NXi integrated flight deck retrofit for earlier-production Kodiak 100s, “bringing next-generation avionics technology to in-service versions of this multi-role turboprop-powered aircraft,” according to Daher officials.
Under a recently approved STC, Hartzell Propeller’s five-blade composite propeller for Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft will be available as a factory option and for retrofit under Hartzell’s Top Prop program.
Applications are due March 20, 2023, for the internship at Daher’s headquarters in France.
The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) met in late September in Nashville for the association’s 2022 convention, attracting owners of all versions of the TBM.