The following chart shows deliveries of TBM and Kodiak aircraft since 2014. Daher took over the TBM program from SOCATA in 2015, and acquired Kodiak from Quest in 2019, and prior owner figures are included in the chart.
After the acquisition from SOCATA, Daher has consistently sold between 50-60 TBM aircraft annually, with the exception of the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 when supply chain constraints impacted production. Since acquiring Kodiak, Daher has been unable to yet duplicate the sales success achieved in the 2014-2017 period, but with the new Kodiak 900 model introduced in 2022, expects that market to grow in the next few years.
Nicholas Chabbert, Senior VP of Daher’s aircraft division, stated “These figures reflect the market’s stabilization as we continue to see a strong demand for TBM and Kodiak aircraft, although challenges persist in affecting our industry – including employment and supply chain issues. There have been efforts made to address these difficulties and improve the situation. We are seeing the results of our solutions in the employment field through internal training and the attraction of new talent. For the supply chain, the importance of delivering on time will enable us to continue seeking opportunities in a strong market.”
As both an OEM and a key supplier to Airbus, Daher is acutely aware of supply chain issues and how to address them from both perspectives, and has taken actions to reduce bottlenecks and continue to deliver to meet higher demand for their aircraft. With more than 100 orders in 2023, the backlog for Daher has the first delivery slots available in 2025.
The market for TBM aircraft is primarily the United States, which took 43 of the 56 deliveries in 2023. Canada added 2 and Mexico 1, giving North America a total of 46. These were augmented by 7 deliveries in Europe, two in Latin America, and 1 in Central Asia.
Similarly, the Kodiak series was also North American dominated, with the improved Kodiak 100 Series III and the larger Kodiak 900 introduced the year before being delivered. The North Carolina Forest Service became a new customer for the Kodiak family in 2023.
Deliveries for the TBM and Kodiak families have continue to grow, and as of year-end, 1,187 TBM and 339 Kodiak aircraft have been delivered to customers since their program inceptions.
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