Daher TBM 940 Makes World Debut at Aero Show

 - April 12, 2019, 11:34 AM
The TBM 940, which made its world debut this week at the Aero Friedsrichafen show, features an autothrottle and automatic icing detection system. This model is the ninth evolution of the TBM product line. (Photo: Daher)

Daher’s latest iteration of its TBM turboprop single—the Model 940—made its public debut this week at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. This ninth evolution of the TBM product line brings an increased level of automation, featuring an autothrottle and automatic icing detection system.

“Building on the TBM 940’s first public appearance at Aero Friedrichshafen only one month after its official announcement, we are now awaiting certification by EASA and the U.S. FAA to start initial deliveries,” said Daher airplane business unit senior v-p Nicolas Chabbert. “The aircraft’s new features represent a further evolution of our TBM e-copilot concept, providing assistance in single-pilot operations.”

Chabbert added that customer response to the TBM 940 has been brisk, with orders for 25 already booked and discussions under way for more. In fact, he said, one of the sales was made today at the show by Rheinland Air Service, the TBM-authorized distributor for Austria and Germany, to a German customer for a September delivery.

EASA approval of the TBM 940 is expected this month, followed by an anticipated nod from the FAA next month, Chabbert told AIN.