The commencement of deliveries of the TBM 960 to customer to the United States sees this latest TBM version introduced to North America, which is the largest single-market region for Daher’s family of very fast turboprop aircraft. The TBM 960 – provides the benefits of digital power for enhanced sustainability, a superior piloting experience and increased cabin comfort.
The commencement of deliveries followed certification of the TBM 960 by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness authority, joining the previous certification approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The initial two TBM 960s for U.S. customers left the Tarbes, France headquarters of Daher’s aircraft division on their ferry flights, arriving at separate TBM-authorised distributors in the Midwest and U.S. West Coast for the handover to their owners. One of the aircraft landed at Elliott Jets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while the other was welcomed at California’s Camarillo Airport by AVEX.