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DAHER-SOCATA showcases its new TBM 900 eco-efficient turboprop aircraft at the Cannes AirShow
The newest member in the TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop business aircraft brings performance and eco-efficiency to business transportation in Europe.

Cannes, France, June 12, 2014 – DAHER-SOCATA is showcasing this week a TBM 900 at the Cannes AirShow, on the French Riviera for the first time in a tradeshow in France.

The TBM 900 has attracted significant attention among pilots, owners and operators after its reveal March 12th in Tarbes. With more than 47 orders, 15 TBM 900 have already been delivered to their customers as of May 31st.

“Cannes Airshow brings together hundreds of aviation enthusiasts from all over Europe, especially from France, Italy and Switzerland. We are glad to present the TBM 900 to the market and get the public to discover many improvements in performance, eco-efficiency and comfort,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of DAHER-SOCATA’s Airplane Business Unit. “The low noise level places the TBM 900 in the ‘quiet’ category, which is definitely key to access some sensitive airports, such as Cannes.” he added.

TBM 900, summary of changes
• Aerodynamic optimization through the addition of winglets and a vertical tailfin strake, as well as a new tail cone;

• Hartzell’s new five-blade composite propeller;

• A complete nose-to firewall redesign for improved engine airflow circulation, featuring a banana-shaped air intake, carbon-fiber cowlings, and new exhaust stacks;

• Enhanced human-machine interface features, ranging from an ergonomic control yoke with new functions to the restyled cockpit panel for increased visibility and interaction with secondary system controls;

• A revised cockpit center pedestal that incorporates a single-control throttle operation, associated with a new torque limiter that enables the use of 850 hp. engine power at takeoff;

• A completely revamped electrical system with 300-amp starter generator that allows new avionics and electronic devices to be incorporated on the aircraft. Its new electric core enables a semi-automatic start-up, while the new-generation 100-amp standby alternator provides electrical input in case of power supply loss;

• Increased passenger comfort, benefitting from lower cabin noise levels, an automated pressurization system and new-design seats.

TBM900 in Figures:
Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop
Thermodynamic power 1825 hp.
Nominal power 850 shp.
Usable fuel capacity 291 US gal. 1,100 liters

Wingspan 42.10 ft. 12.833 m.
Height 14.29 ft. 4.355 m.
Length 35.22 ft. 10.736 m.
Wheel base 9.56 ft. 2.914 m.
Tailplane span 16.36 ft. 4.988 m.

Maximum cabin width 3 ft. 11.64 in. 1.21 m.
Maximum cabin length 13 ft. 3.45 in. 4.05 m.
Maximum cabin height 4 ft. 1.22 m.
Maximum volume in cabin 123 cu. ft. 3.5 sq. m.

Basic empty weight 4,629 lb. 2,097 kg.
Maximum ramp weight (MRW) 7,430 lb. 3,370 kg.
Maximum takeoff weight 7,394 lb. 3,354 kg.
Maximum zero fuel weight 6,032 lb. 2,736 kg.
Maximum payload 1,403 lb. 636 kg.
Maximum payload with full fuel: 891 lb. 404 kg.
Maximum luggage in storage areas (4 seats): 507 lb. 230 kg.
Maximum luggage in storage areas (6 seats): 330 lb. 135 kg.
Maximum luggage volume (large net): 30¼ cu. ft. 0.989 cu. m.

PERFORMANCE (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind,)
Maximum cruise speed at long-range settings 252 KTAS 467 km/h
Maximum cruise speed at 28,000 ft. 330 KTAS 611 km/h
Time-to climb to 31,000 ft. 18 min. 45 sec.
Certified ceiling 31,000 ft. 9,449 m.

RUNWAY DISTANCES (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, 50 ft. obstacle clearance)
Takeoff 2,380 ft. 726 m.
Landing 2,430 ft. 741 m.

Maximum range with maximum fuel (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve)
@ 31,000 ft.
252 KTAS cruise speed 1,730 NM 3,304 km
290 KTAS cruise speed 1,585 NM 2,935 km
326 KTAS cruise speed 1,440 NM 2,666 km

TBM 900 with standard Equipment: $3,512,088.00
TBM 900 with Special ‘Elite’ Package: $3,711,478.00 [ home ]

About the TBM aircraft family – DAHER-SOCATA’s TBM family of fast single-engine turboprop aircraft combine 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, as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of its customers’ favorite features. More than 660 TBM aircraft have been produced and delivered to date. Operated in 35 countries, the TBM fleet has logged a combined 1.1 million flight hours. About DAHER – DAHER is a tier-1 equipment supplier to high-technology industries. DAHER offers manufacturing and services solutions to the aerospace & defense, nuclear & energy and capital goods sectors. With a robust engineering-based approach, DAHER is able to deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to its industrial customers. Created in 1863, DAHER is an international group, present in 12 countries across the world. In 2013, DAHER generated a turnover of nearly one billion euros, with an order book equivalent to more than three years of turnover. DAHER-SOCATA is the aerospace and defense division of the DAHER Group.
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