Daher brought in record orders for 100 aircraft as deliveries scaled up to a combined 73 TBM and Kodiak turboprop singles last year, the Tarbes, France-headquartered business aircraft manufacturer announced today. Deliveries edged up from 68 in 2021, while the number of orders doubled year-over-year.
Daher credited the results to its continual improvement strategies, including the unveiling of the TBM 960 with enhanced digital engine control and the larger, faster Kodiak 900. Nicolas Chabbert, senior v-p of Daher’s aircraft division, said these new entrants energized sales, leading to an unprecedented backlog that stretches into 2024.
“Last year’s business performance benefitted from the dedicated efforts of our production, delivery, and sales teams on both sides of the Atlantic, along with our firm engagement to deal with the aviation industry’s continued supply chain challenges and employment shortages,” Chabbert said.
As in previous years, the TBM family accounted for the majority of the deliveries (56), with North American customers acceping 40 of the pressurized turboprop singles. European demand increased, resulting in 11 deliveries, Daher further reported.
Daher also handed over 17 Kodiak 100s during the year to a mix of corporate, business, and special-mission customers, as well as private owners. Most went to North American clients, with one delivered in Europe.