Daher Unveils New Kodiak 900, TBM 960 For 1st Time At NBAA | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-05.20.24

Airborne-NextGen-05.21.24

Airborne-Unlimited-05.15.24 Airborne-AffordableFlyers-05.16.24

Airborne-Unlimited-05.17.24

Wed, Oct 19, 2022

Daher Unveils New Kodiak 900, TBM 960 For 1st Time At NBAA

Latest and Greatest from Business, Cargo Turboprop Manufacturer Surprises at NBAA-BACE

Daher had not one, but two surprises in store for attendees this year with two new models of their venerable high-wing Kodiak and low-wing TBM aircraft. 

Since their purchase of the Kodiak design, Daher has lavished no shortage of attention on the model, constantly sharpening it as a contender for the high-wing, 10-seat turboprop niche. Improvements in power and performance ease use on uneven and ultra-short runways while enhancing safety. The newest iteration of the model is the Kodiak 900, an unpressurized utility aircraft designed for the rough-and-tumble duty associated with aircraft in the same vein. The Kodiak is better than ever, boasting a fuselage length extension of 3.9 feet for additional passenger room and cargo space, as well as a greater useful load up to a maximum range of 1,129 nm. 

Even better, it boasts a cruise speed of 210 knots indicated. 

The TBM series got its share of love, too, morphing from the best-selling iteration of the aircraft, the TBM 940, into the new TBM 960. The pressurized 6-seater incorporates fully digital e-=throttle and a HomeSafe emergency autoland system, along with a raft of similarly safety-boosting automation aids that ease pilot workload along every flight. Changes to the model primarily lie in its improved avionics and powerplant, like its G3000 touchscreen panels and Pratt & Whitney PT6E-66XT engine. 

“This year’s NBAA-BACE enables us to bring together our top-of-the-line Kodiak and TBM versions, underscoring the improvements that we have incorporated for efficiency, operational safety and comfort,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division. “The NBAA’s large industry gathering provides the opportunity to meet professionals who are seeking increasingly sustainable solutions for commercial and corporate operations, as well as for the sector of special 
Missions.”

FMI: www.tbm.aero, www.kodiak.aero

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.24): ACCAS

ACCAS (usually pronounced ACK-kis) - AltoCumulus CAStellanus; mid-level clouds (bases generally 8 to 15 thousand feet), of which at least a fraction of their upper parts show cumul>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.24)

Aero Linx: KC-46A Pegasus The KC-46A is the first phase in recapitalizing the U.S. Air Force's aging tanker fleet. With greater refueling, cargo and aeromedical evacuation capabili>[...]

Airborne Affordable Flyers 05.16.24: PRA Runway, Wag-Aero Sold, Young Eagles

Also: Paramotor Champ's, Electric Ultralight, ICON BK Update, Burt Rutan at Oshkosh! The Popular Rotorcraft Association is reaching out for help in rebuilding their private runway >[...]

Airborne 05.22.24: NS-25 Chute Failure, #HonorTheWASP, SkyCourier 'Combi'

Also: VAI v Anti-Heli Actions, Electric Aircraft Symposium, 2024 FAA Drone/AAM Symposium, Gravitymaster Blue Origin's seventh passenger flight ended with a smidgeon of drama when o>[...]

Airborne 05.15.24: Ghost Sq MidAir, B-2 Junked, Dream Chaser Readies

Also: Flt School Security, G600 Steep-Approach, Honduran Aid, PW545D Cert Two aircraft performing at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show clipped wings during a routine last Sunday, spooki>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC