With European skies now opened to commercial operations with pressurized single-engine turboprop aircraft, Daher is using its presence at this week’s France Air Expo Lyon event to highlight the TBM aircraft family for fast and efficient air taxi service.
France Air Expo Lyon is the only gathering of its type in France devoted to general aviation, running from today through June 10 at Lyon-Bron Airport. For Daher’s participation in this exhibition, the company is presenting the TBM 910 – the latest member in the TBM family of very fast turboprop business aircraft.
Daher also welcomes its customer, VOLDIRECT, Europe’s first commercial operator of the TBM – which has opened a new base at Lyon-Bron Airport with the arrival of a second TBM 850 in its fleet.
“Our new TBM 910 version – as with the other TBM-series aircraft – meets the expectations of European business travelers for speed and comfort, and offers an unmatched price-to-cost ratio for Europe with the expanded approval of commercial operations using single-engine turboprop aircraft,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “We also are delighted to see the VOLDIRECT fleet grow with a TBM now based in Lyon, a business city par excellence.”
Frédéric Caussarieu, pilot and director of VOLDIRECT, said Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes are situated in one of France’s most dynamic regions in economic terms, and the TBM’s availability at Lyon-Bron Airport will meet a demand for point-to-point regional travel.
“With the arrival of a second TBM 850 in our fleet, we enable local customers to benefit from private travel at a price close to that of the airlines – but with a wider range of destinations and unmatched flexibility.”