Daher Delivers 100th TBM 960

The model was launched in April 2022.

New owner Kevin Kaseff takes delivery of the 100th TBM 960. [Courtesy: Daher]

Daher announced the delivery of its 100th TBM 960 single-engine turboprop this week, handing it off to first-time TBM owner Kevin Kaseff. Kaseff, who is the president of private commercial real estate investment firm Titan Real Estate Investment Group, purchased the aircraft through California-based TBM distributor Avex.

“My home base is near Santa Maria on California’s central coast, which has very limited commercial airline service, so having a personal airplane is extremely valuable as I continue to develop my business,” Kaseff said. “When I decided to upgrade from a piston-engine airplane to a high-performance aircraft, I searched the market and found that the TBM 960 was the best choice for me.”

Daher launched the TBM 960 at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo in April 2022. The model represents the fifth generation of the company’s TBM 900 series. Daher has delivered more than 500 TBM 900 series turboprops to date.

“We are particularly proud that the 100th TBM 960 has been received by a newcomer to the TBM community,” said Daher Aircraft Division senior vice president Nicolas Chabbert. “It confirms that the TBM 960 is the quintessential TBM—meeting the expectations of entrepreneurs like Kevin Kaseff, who require a safe and efficient individual transportation tool.”

Powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E-66XT engine, the model offers a top cruise speed of 330 knots, 1,730 nm range, and maximum payload of 1,446 pounds. The engine, along with the aircraft’s Hartzell five-blade composite propeller, links to a dual-channel digital engine and propeller electronic control system (EPECS).

The 960 also features an icing protection system, flight envelope monitoring via the electronic stability and protection (ESP) and under speed protection (USP) systems, emergency descent mode (EDM), and HomeSafe emergency autoland system. The model can seat up to six and comes equipped with the Garmin G3000 integrated flight deck.

Kate O’Connor is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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