• TBM 940 on the ramp at Daher in Tarbes, France. (Daher)
    TBM 940 on the ramp at Daher in Tarbes, France. (Daher)

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued the type certificate for the new Daher TBM 940, the French manufacturer announced overnight.

The latest version of the single-engined turbo-prop (SETP) is fitted with an autothrottle and an automated ice detection system. Certification comes only two months after the new model was announced in March.

“We are grateful to the EASA for the quick certification process following the hard work of our teams," said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.

"The European authorities consider it a priority to make major safety items available to the pilot. We are proud to have developed an aircraft that combines power, safety and comfort – building on Daher innovation for continual improvement to the TBM very fast turboprop aircraft family.

"The TBM 940’s positive feedback from customers underscores that we’re on the right path.”

Type certification enables Daher to start delivering aircraft to the first of 25 customers that have placed orders. Deliveries will start to Europe and Asia, with US deliveries delayed until the FAA issues its own certification.

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