The TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) 2019 convention last month in Denver attracted 345 attendees—including 135 owners—and 102 aircraft representing the entire Daher TBM single-engine turboprop lineup: TBM 700, 850, and 900 series, the French airframer announced today. The five-day convention at Denver Marriott Tech Center—September 25 to 29—focused on providing academic and learning sessions specific to airmanship and safety.
“The 2019 TBMOPA convention marked another step in meeting our association’s goal of promoting safety and providing opportunities to maximize both the pleasure and utility of the TBM ownership experience,” said TBMOPA chairman David Scobey. “We very much appreciate Daher’s efforts in supporting safety-based enhancements to existing TBM currently in service, as well as for its new-production aircraft. This is a sign of the TBM manufacturer’s long-term commitment to its product line.”
Daher also used the convention to discuss its acquisition of Quest Aircraft and what it would mean for TBM owners, as well as its development plans. In addition, Daher made presentations at the convention as did its vendors Pratt & Whitney Canada and Hartzell.
Scobey added that TBMOPA members’ attendance at the learning sessions qualified TBM owners for savings of as much as 10 percent on insurance premiums after a claim-free year.
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