Daher TBM 960 receives FAA approval, makes way to US
From GlobalAir.com: The Daher TBM 960 received FAA certification on Friday, nearly four months after it received EASA type certification.
Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of Daher's Aircraft division, confirmed the certification with a LinkedIn post captioned "Depart des TBM 960 vers les US..."
Daher unveiled its new TBM model on day one of the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida in April.
The first TBM 960 was delivered to a customer in Germany in May, and FLYING is reporting that two of the aircraft models are already making their way to the United States.
Replacing the TBM 940, the fifth TBM evolution will offer upgrades and all-new features, including a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E-66XT engine, digital e-throttle, and a digitally controlled cabin.
At the manufacturer’s recommended cruise speed of 308 kts., the fuel consumption is only 57 gallons per hour, a 10% fuel economy compared to the maximum cruise setting for more sustainability.