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  1. Jet News

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    Daher-Socata showcases TBM 900 at the 2014 Cannes AirShow.
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    Hartzell Propeller Inc announced that the introduction of its five-blade prop designed for Daher-Socata's TBM series of single-engine turboprops has been very successful, with an average of five customers trading out their propellers each week — a number that exceeds Hartzell's expectations.
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    I like it but carbon fibre worries me when I watch the first corner at the next Formula-1 race. It doesn't cope well with energy impacts. I see it has a metal leading edge strip but I still suspect it will do fairly badly at TO-power and 125 knots against one of these:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kwKWxyu6K...BY/-GwmDfuZQZc/s1600/Cape+Barron+Goose+02.jpg

    These birds are commonplace at many runways for 6 months of the year around this part of the world. I suspect an aluminium prop will be far less frangible. The TBM900 POH says the new prop adds 2 to 3 knots to the max cruise speeds in most conditions when compared to the tables for the standard prop. So it adds about 1% to overall speed and range performance. In other words, its main contribution seems to be style-over-substance, rather than a significant improvement for early-adopters. Yes, they look great, but in all honesty, you gain not much but may lose a lot of margin in terms of the less quantifiable measure of safety if you happened to lunch a Cape Barron Goose with one of these fiber props.

    And these birds are a serious hazard and not the only one.

    "... Bat strikes are also the most common type of wildlife strike, with the ATSB recording 767 incidents between 2002 and 2011. Plovers follow closely with 760, and galahs complete the top three with 729.

    Galahs were most commonly involved in strikes of multiple birds, due to their flocking tendencies and their slow, erratic flight behaviour. They were voted the 'most dangerous bird' by Australian aerodromes. However, the potential for a strike to cause aircraft damage increases with the size of the animal-the bigger it is, the more likelihood of damage. Galahs are relatively small (330g) compared to what else is out there.

    The Australian bustard (6,900g), brolga (6,700g), black swan (6,270g), Australian pelican (5,500g) and the Cape Barren goose (5,000g) are the heaviest birds in the sky and all have high hazard rankings. Ironically, so does the flightless emu. One of our national icons represents a major risk due to its size (37,500g) and has caused plenty of close calls, particularly in rural destinations. In 2005, an emu strike incident was recorded in Western Australia. ..."

    http://www.casa.gov.au/SCRIPTS/NC.DLL?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_101923

    I'd stick with the standard aluminium prop.

    PS, by "bats" they mostly refer to flying-foxes ... and those are very large fruit bats.
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    Interesting Gogglezon!
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    DAHER-SOCATA has introduced the recipients of this year’s International Scholarship interns who are jointly sponsored by the aircraft manufacturer and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA): Grace Huseth of Tucker, Georgia, and Michael Keck from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They will be formally welcomed at DAHER-SOCATA’s press conference at the annual AirVenture Oshkosh air show and they will participate tonight at the official EAA ‘Gathering of eagles’ gala dinner.

    The DAHER-SOCATA internship program with EAA is now in its eigth year. Both of the 2014 recipients performed six-week internships at DAHER-SOCATA’s Tarbes facility in France, which is being followed by their presence at the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh – where they are helping DAHER-SOCATA during EAA’s AirVenture event. These scholarships included travel, lodging and work experience, along with side trips to the 80th Anniversary of the French Air Force at Cazaux Air Force Base and Airbus facility in Toulouse.
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    DAHER-SOCATA today announced that Denmark’s Air Service Vamdrup ApS (ASV) has become the latest member of the TBM Customer Support Network as an approved TBM Service Center.

    ASV is an EASA Part 145 certified operation based at Kolding Vamdrup Airport (EKVD) in southern Denmark, and it recently opened a second facility at Eggenmoen Airport (ENEG) in Norway. With these resources, ASV is now able to serve TBM operators from northern Europe to Russia.

    “Air Service Vamdrup becomes an important element of our network, serving customers in a region where we expect strong market development for the TBM very fast turboprop aircraft family – especially its newest member, the TBM 900,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of DAHER-SOCATA’s Airplane Business Unit. “I am confident is the first step for a growing business and collaboration between our two companies.”
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    TBM850 used in the documentation of the March 20th Solar Eclipse

    The Daher Airplane Business Unit today congratulated Dr. John C. Taylor, OBE, the owner-pilot of a TBM 850, who used his very fast turboprop
    aircraft to follow the March 20 solar eclipse, bringing a Skynews channel TV crew aboard to document the celestial event.

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    Daher Socata is at the 2015 AERO show right now and along with a TBM900 on display they also have a number of products to showcase inclusive of the G600 upgrade for the TBM700 and 850 (that didn't have it from the start). Pricing starts from $95,000 for installation of the Garmin G600 configuration that introduces glass cockpit capabilities, to a complete $190,000 package including a dual G600 retrofit, GTN 750 multi-function display and L3 ESI-2000 stand-by avionics. All of these enhancements offer reduced pilot workload and enhanced situational awareness for increased safety.

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    Daher Socata is making its TBM900 debut at the on-going Paris Airshow. While the TBM900 has been out and flying for a while, this is the first time that it has attended the Paris Airshow since being certified.

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    Press Release verbatim on the TBM900 attending the Paris Airshow


    "We are proud to present our TBM 900, the world’s fastest certified single-turboprop, for the first time at the Paris Air Show – one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious aviation gatherings,” commented Didier Kayat, Daher’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer. “This airplane perfectly highlights our skills as an aircraft manufacturer, which is a core expertise for Daher.” Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit, noted the TBM 900 has become the fastest-selling family member during the TBM program’s 25-year history. "With 100 new orders logged in a year, the TBM 900’s sales success demonstrates its maturity and underlines our ability to meet the expectations of customers,” Chabbert added. “The Paris Air Show will enable us to raise the interest in new markets for this aircraft, while putting the focus on Daher’s service offerings – especially in the field of avionics upgrade."

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    A detailed look at the start-up process for a Daher-Socata TBM900 turboprop aircraft

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    Check out Daher Socata's new YouTube Channel... below is a screenshot

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    Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air Company, has enlarged the sales coverage for Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, adding four Canadian provinces and one additional U.S. state to its area of responsibility.The new geographic zone comprises the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in Canada, along with the most northwestern U.S. state – Alaska. This territory is in addition to the company’s previous coverage across the U.S. states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana. “We’ve had a fruitful 10-year partnership with Keystone Aviation in promoting and supporting our very fast turboprop aircraft throughout the Northwestern United States,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “The next step is to build on this relationship by expanding into Western Canada and Alaska.”

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    Kristin Sandager of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Dalton Nonweiler of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will receive the work internships of a lifetime, as they are the recipients of this year’s EAA/DAHER International Scholarships. The internship program is now in its tenth year. Each recipient receives a five-week internship at DAHER’s Tarbes facility in France, located in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains, followed by a week to the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh where they’ll help DAHER during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. All travel, lodging, and work experience is included, as well as a side trip to the Airbus facility at Toulouse. For an aspiring student working toward a career in the aviation industry, it’s a dream situation.

    “This opportunity gives a one-of-a-kind experience for the internship recipients,” said Nicolas Chabbert, DAHER Senior Vice President and CEO of SOCATA North America. “They will spend time with our team in France, gaining expertise in their fields of interest –such as marketing, production, organization, design, support and service. We hope the experience will make a difference in their future careers, while also benefiting our company by working with the next-generation of aviation industry decision-makers.” While DAHER is currently providing American students a chance to study abroad, the company has encouraged EAA to find companies in the U.S. willing to share such an experience with young people from other parts of the world. For instance, the two interns will have the opportunity to interact with DAHER employees as part of a unique cultural exchange.

    “DAHER’s commitment provides an incentive, a challenge to EAA Young Eagles, an opportunity for them to explore a variety of career directions within the aviation field first hand, to see what the future holds,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “For a student, nothing is more important. The cultural exchange, the educational opportunities, and the impact on their lives are tremendous.” Sandager is a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, majoring in mechanical engineering with a focus on robotics. She would like to use her engineering degree in, as she puts it, “problem solving.” Sandager frequently attends EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and has volunteered in the vintage aircraft area.
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    Daher has delivered a TBM 930 to the corporate flight department of an Italian-based industrial group this month, the fourth TBM family aircraft this customer has acquired. The operator’s first purchase of a TBM family aircraft was a TBM 700A 17 years ago, followed by a TBM 700B variant in 2003 and a TBM 850 in 2006, leading up to the all-new TBM 930 version. The TBM 930 is the latest member in Daher’s very fast turboprop family, and was unveiled earlier this year. According to the manager of the company, the series of TBM aircraft have been perfectly matched to its transport requirements, performing shuttle flights between factory sites in Italy, France and Austria that produce flexible manufacturing systems, as well as for visits to European customers.

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    On July 11th Daher Socata announced its selection of StandardAero as the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services supplier for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines that power Daher’s family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft based in Europe. Following an extended selection process, a three-year contract was awarded to StandardAero for coverage to be available to all European TBM customers for their PT6A turbine powerplants. TBM aircraft operated by the French Ministry of Defense in a fleet managed by Daher under a Full Operational Support agreement also are included in this coverage. StandardAero is recognized by Pratt & Whitney Canada as a designated distributor and overhaul services provider for the PT6A. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides options and recommendations that are tailored to specific operator needs.
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    Daher recently announced the release of a new iPad application that allows future TBM 900 and TBM 930 owners to customize the paint scheme of their very fast turboprop aircraft, while also enabling TBM fans to visualize the airplane of their dreams. This free-of-charge application displays a full 3D view of the TBM that enables the aircraft to be seen from all angles. For each area defined by one of Daher’s two factory standard paint schemes, the user will be able to select a preferred color – assisted by a palette containing 105 different shades. A choice of aircraft registration styles also is offered, as well as the positioning of TBM 900/TBM 930 logos. After finalizing the configuration, the results are saved and made available as a PDF file or JPG image. "Style definitely matters for TBM owners, and the personalization phase is very important during a new aircraft acquisition,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “By creating this configurator tool, we are providing a very realistic opportunity to visualize how the future airplane will look, enabling customers to define the external styling as early as possible.”

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    From takeoff in southwestern France to touchdown in the U.S. state of Florida, the experience of ferrying Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean for customer deliveries is highlighted in a new video available on YouTube. With the Americas accounting for nearly 80 percent of all TBMs ordered, ferry flights of new production aircraft across the North Atlantic is a regular part of the delivery process, which routinely is completed with an arrival at Daher’s operation in Pompano Beach, Florida. The new video captures the unique character of such ferry flights, including impressive landings at airports such as Reykjavik, Iceland; Narsarsuaq, Greenland, with its approach along a fjord; and Goose Bay in northern Canada, which is one the coldest places on Earth.

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    Daher hits the road in India. Daher Socata has now appointed its first sales representative in India. It is all part of a thrust to drive up a fleet of TBM 910/930 single-engined turboprops across the vast country. Daher Socata has lined-up New Delhi-headquartered business and general aviation aircraft services company SRK Aviacom. They will partner with Daher to spearhead the sales and PR for the 910/930 model in the region.

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    Daher today announced the appointment of European Aircraft Sales ApS as its sales representative in Scandinavia for the TBM family of very fast single-turboprop aircraft.Based in the heart of Denmark at Odense’s H.C. Andersen Airport (EKOD), European Aircraft Sales will serve as the Scandinavian point of contact for TBM customers, joining Daher’s growing worldwide network of TBM sales representatives. “With positive economic forecasts for the Nordic region, we expect our new sales partner to grow the TBM aircraft family’s presence in this market,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.

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