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Daher-Socata unveils TBM 900

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 13, 2014
The TBM 900
The TBM 900

Daher-Socata has launched the TBM 900, the latest member of its TBM family of single-engine turboprop business aircraft.

The new aircraft retains airframe commonality with the TBM 850 – including its PT6A-66D powerplant from Pratt & Whitney Canada – but its top cruise speed has been increased to 330 knots at 28,000 feet and its maximum range extended to 1,730 nautical miles when carrying five passengers, due to a reduction in fuel consumption.

In addition, the TBM 900’s improved climb rate enables the aircraft to reach its operating ceiling of 31,000 feet in 18 minutes, 45 seconds.

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The TBM 900 has been certified and will be ready for deliveries from this month, the manufacturer announced yesterday.

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Daher-Socata unveils TBM 900 Comment

  • Michel Lahaie

    says:

    Having toured your beautiful country in a TBM 850 over 2 1/2 months two years ago, I cannot think of a better aircraft for business use. Hopefully, it will be certified by the Australian CAA soon in order to allow small and medium air taxi businesses to offer the convenience of flexible air travel. Two turbines only burn more fuel, at an extremely small safety increment. Two piston engines do not equal one turbine in the safety department.

    From a Canadian who flew all the way back to North America with no issues whatsoever.

    And who would love to revisit Australia one day.

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