The TBM 850 Very Fast Turboprop Makes its Russian Debut at Moscow’s JetExpo Business Aviation Exposition
Moscow, Russia, September 16, 2009 – DAHER-SOCATA will exhibit its TBM 850 Very Fast Turboprop for the first time aircraft in Russia, with the company taking an active participation in the 4th annual JetExpo International Business Aviation Exhibition at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport September 16-18.
“We tested the Russian market last year with our Aircraft Sales Representative, Infinity Aviation, and the TBM 850 generated encouraging responses from potential customers,” said Nicolas Chabbert, DAHER-SOCATA’s Senior Vice President – Airplane Division. “As a result, we decided that JetExpo 2009 would be the perfect venue to introduce this aircraft to the Russian market.”
With its fast cruise speed, excellent range and low operating costs, the TBM 850 is well suited to Russia’s business transportation requirements, according to Victor Kuklyaev, the General Director of Infinity Aviation.
“In today’s challenging economic conditions, DAHER-SOCATA’s TBM 850 is just the type of aircraft that Russian business travelers are seeking for their personal transportation needs.” Kuklyaev said.
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The TBM 850 is world’s fastest single turboprop aircraft, with a maximum cruising speed of 320 KTAS at Flight Level 260 (in ISA conditions). It combines cruising speed and trip times of a light jet with the economic direct operating costs, range and moderate environmental signature of a turboprop engine. The maximum range and useful load – which are enhanced on the new model – and the ability to land at small airports are some of its customers’ favorite features.
DAHER is a European integrated equipment and services supplier.
In addition to aerospace, DAHER specializes in three other sectors: nuclear, defense and industries. DAHER is developing in three fields of expertise: manufacturing, services and transport, which enable it to offer a comprehensive package.
DAHER-SOCATA is one of the world’s leading general aviation manufacturers, with more than 17,000 aircraft built since its creation as Morane-Saulnier in 1911. Current products include the TBM 850 high-speed turboprop aircraft, aerostructures for Airbus civil airliners, the A400M military transporter, Dassault Falcon jets, Eurocopter helicopters and Embraer regional jets.
DAHER-SOCATA is expanding its customer service activities to support its growing fleet of TBMs and offer its light aviation expertise for aircraft below 19,000 lbs
(8.6 metric tons) through avionics modernization, maintenance, repair and overall package offers.
Founded in 1863, DAHER is an independent international group, with more than 7,000 employees and 12 international installations (four in Western Europe, three in Eastern Europe, two in North America, two in Africa and one in Australia). DAHER will exceed a €850 million turnover in 2009.
DAHER-SOCATA TBM Program Milestones 1988: First flight of the TBM 700 prototype, 1990: Certification and first customer delivery of the TBM 700, world’s first civilian pressurized turboprop certified 1991: TBM 700 ordered by the French Air Force for liaison duties, 20 aircraft are purchased 1992: A TBM 700 is selected as the shuttle for the International Olympics Committee at the Courchevel Mountain airport during Winter Olympics Games 1993: “Around the world in less than 80 hours” by a TBM 700 – With the crew of Jacques Lemaigre du Breuil, Nicolas Gorodiche and Olivier Waisblat 1994: Lindbergh Trophy, New York – Paris direct flight in a TBM 700 in 10 hr 54 min 41 seconds pilot: J. Lemaigre du Breuil - French Army Aviation (ALAT) orders 5 TBM 700 - TBM 700 is the first single-engine turboprop approved for Public Transport in Canada 1997: Launch of the TBM 700B, with large door and optional pilot door 1999: TBM 700B Freighter version go-ahead; ALAT (French Army Aviation) orders 3 TBM 700Bs 2000: First civilian fleet order from Jetfly, fractional ownership operator 2001: Quest Diagnostics orders a fleet of 6 TBM 700B Freighter for medical sample transport 2003: TBM 700C2 increased maximum takeoff weight version introduced 2005: TBM 850 Launch announcement, 2006: First deliveries of the TBM 850 2007: Garmin selected to design an integrated all-glass flight deck for the TBM 850 2008: Introduction of the TBM 850 with the G1000 integrated all-glass flight deck TBM 850 at Moscow JetExpo / page 4 SOCATA TBM 850 in figures Powerplant PWC PT6A-66D turboprop Thermodynamic power 1825 eshp Nominal power: 850 shp Usable fuel capacity: 291 US Gal 1,100 liters Dimensions Overall length 34.92 ft 10.645 m Wingspan 41.6 ft 12.680 m Internal Maximum freight . 123 cu.ft 3.5 m3 volume in cabin Loading Basic empty weight 4,589 lbs 2 081 kg Maximum ramp weight (MRW) 7,430 lbs 3 370 kg Maximum Takeoff weight 7,394 lbs 3 353 kg Maximum Zero Fuel W