Friedrichshafen, Germany, April 10, 2019 – The latest upgrade to Daher’s “Me & My TBM” cloud-based application for owners and operators of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft was introduced today at the AERO Friedrichshafen 2019 general aviation show during a keynote presentation.
With this third version of the “Me & My TBM” app, feedback for users is provided during every phase of a TBM’s flight, from key parameters of the engine and other systems to a full range of statistics accessible wherever the aircraft goes.
Enhancements include information updates on aircraft status (fuel, the addition of oil and its consumption, and battery voltage), flight reporting with an enhanced logbook that provides a detailed flight analysis from engine start to shut down, as well as the ability to share flight data with fellow pilots and others on social media. Also incorporated in the Version 3.0 application is a new analysis of landing approaches, complete with a profile graph.
New elements have been added for “My TBM Challenge” – the friendly competition that enables pilots to compare their flight performance with others in the TBM community. The app is now able to make new determinations, such as whether a transatlantic flight has been accomplished, and if the proper aircraft attitude was established during landing approach. In addition, trophies are earned by attending airshows.
Pilots now have the possibility to share their flight data via such social media channels as Facebook, as well.
“This third version of our ‘Me & My TBM’ application underscores Daher’s commitment of applying innovation and the latest technologies for continual improvements with the TBM ownership experience,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “By evolving the app, we’re enhancing the TBM flying experience and motivating pilots in the TBM community to further develop their piloting skills.”
To enhance the customer experience, primary information about a TBM owner’s aircraft is displayed as a “TBM identity card” in the updated app’s new “My TBM details” section.
Additionally, a new banner for CAMP computerized maintenance tracking is included on the app’s home page, highlighting the remaining days or flight hours before the next scheduled maintenance operation/inspection. As another feature, the latest “Me & My TBM” app version includes a direct link to Daher’s TBM Care support resource, as well as for the reporting of TBM aircraft on ground (AOG) situations.
Illustrating Daher’s innovation capacity and digitalization advances to deliver value to its customers, this application benefits from Daher Analytics’s Big data expertise to collect, process and analyze over four billion data generated daily by the fleet in operation.
All new TBM 910s and TBM 930s delivered by Daher since January 2018 – along with the upcoming TBM 940 – are outfitted with the FAST™ flight data retrieval and transfer solution, and therefore are compatible with the “Me & My TBM” app.
For earlier production TBM aircraft, Daher is including the Bad Elf “Wombat” accessory in the TBM catalog of options and upgrades. This portable SD Card reader can wirelessly transmit data for use by the “Me & My TBM” app. With it, the application could be used with more than 400 previously-produced TBMs by using a non-automated process.
About the Daher TBM – www.tbm.aero
The TBM 940 and TBM 910 are the latest members in Daher’s TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft. Differences between the two models include their primary avionics: Garmin’s G1000 NXi avionics system with physical keypad for the TBM 910; Garmin’s G3000 with touchscreen controller for the TBM 940. Additionally, the TBM 940 incorporates an autothrottle and increased automation for deicing – features that are firsts for aircraft in the TBM aircraft category.
Both the TBM 940 and TBM 910 offer superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. – and high efficiency with a 1,730-naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption at economy cruise of 37 U.S. gallons per hour. This results from aerodynamic improvements, along with other aircraft enhancements. The maximum range and useful load, as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of the customers’ favorite features.
To date, a total of 936 TBMs have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 1.6 million flight hours. Daher had delivered 274 TBM 900-series aircraft as of March 31, 2019. The TBM aircraft are built by Daher on its industrial site at the airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (Hautes Pyrénées), France.
About Daher – www.daher.com
Daher is an aircraft manufacturer and an industry and service equipment supplier. Daher asserts its leadership in three main businesses: aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and supply chain services; and achieved a turnover of 1.2 billion euros in 2018. With the stability provided by its family ownership, Daher has been committed to innovation since its creation in 1863. Today, present in 12 countries, Daher is a leader in Industry 4.0, designing and developing value-added solutions for its industrial partners.
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