Sandpoint, Idaho, USA, March 29, 2021: NeBeSci, Inc. has been appointed as Daher’s Kodiak 100 dealership in the Philippines, providing an in-country sales presence for this multi-mission turboprop-powered utility aircraft at the southeast Asian archipelago.
Based at Paranaque City near Manila, NeBeSci is a diversified trade and services corporation with a focus on aviation. The company’s top managers include pilots with diverse operational and engineering expertise.
“The Philippines is a very promising market, especially with the Kodiak 100’s multi-role capabilities and short takeoff and landing performance,” said Paul G. Branham, Daher’s Kodiak Sales Director for Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. “We foresee a wide range of applications, from individual ownership, tourism and recreational use to such missions as mapping, surveillance and border patrol.”
Branham added that regional and business transportation is another market for the Kodiak 100 within the Philippines’ islands, especially with today’s commercial airline travel complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sven Schubert, NeBeSci’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “With its state-of-the-art avionics – backed by proven reliability and versatility – the Kodiak 100 is well suited to the diverse missions and operating conditions in the Philippine Archipelago. This aircraft is perfectly aligned with our slogan at NeBeSci: ‘Let us invite you to fly different.’”
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Daher manufactures two families of single-engine turboprop airplanes: the Kodiak utility aircraft in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA and the very fast pressurized TBM in Tarbes, France.
The Kodiak 100 Series III is an unpressurized 8-10-seat airplane equipped with Garmin’s G1000 NXi avionics, capable of operating on uneven and unimproved runways, or on water in the amphibious version. Its unique combination of robust construction and remarkable 3,530 lb. useful load has resulted in many additional applications for the Kodiak, including special missions, medevac, as a skydiving platform and more.
Current TBM models in production are the TBM 910, equipped with Garmin’s G1000 Nxi avionics system, controlled by a keypad; and the TBM 940, featuring Garmin’s G3000 avionics with touchscreen controller autothrottle, and Homesafe Emergency Autoland system. Both models offer increased automation and superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. – and high efficiency with a 1,730-naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption of 37 U.S. gallons per hour at economy cruise.
As of December 31, 2020, a total of 280 Kodiak and 1,018 TBM aircraft were delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 2 million flight hours.
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