Tarbes, France, February 24, 2021 – Daher’s Aircraft Division today announced its 2020 business activity, with the deliveries of 53 aircraft from the Kodiak and TBM single-engine turboprop product lines, as well as orders for another 50 of these aircraft to be delivered in 2021.
Last year’s deliveries were led by the TBM 940 and TBM 910, with 42 provided primarily to pilot-owners. The majority of TBMs were for North American customers (34 airplanes), followed by Europe (with two in Germany, two in the U.K., and two in France), along with one aircraft in Brazil and the first TBM to be based in the United Arab Emirates at Dubai.
The other 11 deliveries in 2020 were Kodiak 100 Series II airplanes – nine of which were in the Americas, along with two provided in Europe for Germany. Customers were primarily fleet operators, such as Costa Rican charter carrier Green Airways; Meta Special Aerospace, an ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) mission provider based in Oklahoma; Bridger Aerospace, which performs firefighting and aerial survey duties from its Montana headquarters.
In addition, there were 20 sales of the pre-owned Kodiak 100 aircraft remaining in the inventory of the sales network after the company acquisition by Daher.
The Kodiak 100 Series II is an unpressurized 10-seat airplane capable of operating on uneven and ultra-short runways, as well as on water in the amphibious version. Daher acquired the Kodiak aircraft’s production in 2019, joining the company’s very fast pressurized TBM family, produced today in the TBM 910 and TBM 940 versions.
Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division, thanked the Kodiak and TBM customers for their confidence in an exceptionally challenging environment.