A spokesman for Daher, maker of the TBM turboprop singles, told AIN yesterday at EAA AirVenture 2015 that the company plans to roll out an hourly maintenance plan for all TBMs sometime next year. He said the price of the program will likely differ with the type of avionics installed in the aircraft.
"We don't have all the details yet," the spokesman said. Daher currently offers a "highly exclusive extended maintenance program" that covers five years of maintenance or 1,000 flight hours, whichever comes first. The nose-to-tail program covers annual and periodic inspections but not rotables such as landing gear tires and brake pads.