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Daher TBM 900

The Finest Pressurized, Six-Place, Single Engine Turboprop Available Today

Cutter TBM 900 Aircraft

The TBM 900 is the perfect blend of beauty, technology and efficiency. It’s a new class of airplane in itself, the Very Fast Turboprop. The latest version features a Garmin G1000 avionics suite with digital autopilot, a redesigned, roomier and more elegant interior, and a more efficient pressurization and control system. The TBM 900 offers the most performance that can safely be put in the hands of an owner/pilot and delivers jet-like speeds with even greater versatility and cost-effective operation. Our worldwide network of distributors keeps you in the pilot’s seat.

Overview

DAHER’s TBM 900 was designed to be a revolutionary aircraft, and the proof is in its features. The TBM offers impressive range, Jet like-speed, excellent fuel efficiency, low operation costs, comfortable cabin and remarkable high reliability.

The TBM 900 is a six-seat, single pilot certified aircraft, powered by a single engine Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D Turboprop with a 4 blade Hartzell HC-E4N-3 propeller. It has low wings, a conventional empennage with horizontal and vertical stabilizers and a tricycle retractable landing gear. Its semi-monocoque fuselage is predominantly built with metallic materials.

The TBM 900 with a max cruise speed of 320 KTAS at FL260 (in ISA conditions) gives owners and pilots the advantages of the cruising speeds typical of light jets, but with the economical direct operating costs of a single-engine turboprop.

  • Carries six adults
  • Garmin G1000 Advanced Avionics Suite including Autopilot
  • Has a quiet, air-conditioned, luxury large cabin
  • Climbs to 31,000 ft in as little as 23 minutes
  • Flies over 1,400 nm with NBAA IFR reserves

Can slip into a 2,100 ft strip or a mountain runway.

Cruise Speed

The TBM 900 offers the cruising speed typical of a light jet but with the economy of a single-engine turboprop. Maximum cruise speed at 26,000 ft in ISA conditions is 320 KTAS and, at the TBM 900’s service ceiling of 31,000 ft, it is 315 KTAS. Another key feature of the TBM 900 is excellent performance at "mid-teen" altitudes, offering cruise speeds exceeding 290 KTAS. This flexibility allows the pilot a range of options to maximize ground speed in case of strong headwind at higher altitudes.

Climb Performance

The TBM 900 can climb to 26,000 ft in a mere 15 mins and to its certified service ceiling of 31,000 ft in only 20 mins when departing from sea level at its maximum takeoff weight. This performance exceeds that of the vast majority of turboprops and some light jets allowing the operator to climb faster above weather and to fly more trips and at higher, more fuel efficient altitudes reducing operating costs while at the same time enhancing passenger comfort.

Fuel Efficiency

The TBM 900 offers both better fuel consumption and performance than typical turboprops, as well as substantially better fuel consumption and equivalent performance to typical light jets.

Range

The TBM 900 provides greater range and load carrying performance than the capabilities of typical light jets particularly allowing for the likely limited availability of flight levels above FL310 across most of the continental US and Western Europe to light jets that depend on access to these "higher" flight levels to obtain their quoted cruise range performance.

  • NBAA Reserve Max Cruise IFR Range with 4 Adults on Board – 1,290 nm
  • NBAA Reserve Long Range Cruise with 4 Adults on Board – 1,466 nm
Airframe

The TBM 900 airframe design employs several fail-safe structural design techniques, including the use of multiple load paths and a crack-stopper band to maximize sub-system reliability/durability and structural life. The TBM 900 aircraft is essentially identical to that of the TBM 700 C2 model.

The TBM 900 airframe designers carefully chose a variety of aluminum alloys, high strength steel (including titanium) as well as advanced composite materials to maximize structural strength and durability while minimizing aircraft weight and both acquisition and life-cycle support costs. The majority of the TBM 900 structure is manufactured from conventional aluminum alloys. The exceptionally strong wing spars, flap tracks and windshield frames are machined from solid bars of aluminum

Options : Pilot Access door, Freight Transportation capability, FERD …

Wings and Aerodynamics

The TBM 900’s aerodynamically optimized wings incorporate fail-safe technology and offer superior handling qualities throughout the flight envelope. The TBM 900 wings are built around two wing spars, one forward and one aft, that are milled from a block of aircraft aluminum alloy. Two milled aluminum carry-through spars provide additional rigidity and strength. Placement of the TBM 900 wings aft of the pilot’s field of vision substantially improves the ease of operation – especially during landings. The TBM 900 has a wing-loading in excess of 38 lbs/sq.ft (185 kg/m2) and combined with its 6.5° wing dihedral provides a stable ride in turbulent conditions.

The airfoil was designed to optimize both high performance speed and maneuverability. The wing project was a development between DAHER and two French research centers of excellence: ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherche Aeronautiques) and CEAT (Centre d’Essais Aeronautiques de Toulouse).

After extensive testing and analyses in wind tunnel and CAD (Computer Aided Design), the results of the studies were the airfoil RA 1643 (relative thickness of 16%), based on NACA 43012 profile. These airfoils provide a performance that decrease the drag and increase fuel savings, keeping the high-speed performance while providing fast and precise response to commands. It has an outstanding flap performance, offering the highest level of security during the Takeoff and Landing.

Pressurization and Environmental System

The dual zone pressurization and air conditioning systems utilize engine bleed air to pressurize, heat/cool, and defog the cabin and cockpit windows. The pressurization controller, conveniently located on the central panel between the pilots, provides variable cabin altitude and an automatic rate of change control. The system is capable of maintaining a 9,350 ft cabin altitude at 31,000 ft and a very comfortable 6,400 ft cabin altitude at 25,000 ft. Sea level cabin altitude can be maintained up to 14,430 ft.

The cabin temperature is automatically controlled from the cockpit for the two zones or separately with a controller located in the front and in the rear of the cabin. The engine-driven compressor air conditioning system is fully automatic and can quickly cool the aircraft on hot days as soon as the engine is running.

Anti-Icing System

The TBM 900 anti-icing system uses a combination of engine exhaust gas, an engine inertial separator, electrical windshields, an electrically de-iced propeller, electrically
heated stall-warning and pitot-static and pneumatic boots. The de-icing systems are manually selected through switches conveniently mounted on the left hand side of the panel. A high speed, automatic cycling, pneumatic boot system is used to deice the leading edges of the wings, horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizer. The TBM 900 deice boot design eliminates ice bridging on the leading edge in flight due to its automatic cycling every 67 seconds. A wing inspection light is provided to monitor ice buildup during night flight.

Avionics

The new TBM 900 features an all-glass integrated flight deck, which consists of the latest technology available today. The G1000 integrated suite includes:

  • Two 10.4"TFT LCD Primary Flight Display
  • A 15”TFT LCD Multi-Function Display (MFD)
  • Two digital audio controller
  • Two solid state Attitude-Heading-Reference-System
  • Two digital Air Data Computers
  • Two Nav/Com/ILS/WAAS/GPS receivers
  • Two Tri-axial magnetometers
  • Digital integrated Automatic Flight Control System
  • Color weather radar
  • Terrain Avoidance System
  • In flight traffic avoidance system (TCAS)
  • Chart view
  • GDL 69A XM Weather Link
  • Garmin GMC 710 Integrated Autopilot
  • WX 500 Stormscope

The integrated G1000 suite provides the pilot with an unmatched comprehensive situational awareness increasing ease of operations and security to the highest level.

Comfort

The TBM 900 offers the most elegant and luxurious environment, as you would expect from the best European design and craftsmanship. The cabin is 14.96 ft long and 4 ft in height and width, and offers 6 comfortable leathers seats with adjustable backrests, folding armrest and a large folding executive table in the center.

Easy access to the cabin is possible through a large electric door, stairs and a ramp. Once inside, 7 rectangular windows with pull down sunshades will protect your privacy and a fully automated dual zone environmental control system will keep you comfortable.

Cabin lighting consists of dome lights, baggage compartment lights, access stair lighting, and individual reading lights at all seats. 14/24V power outlets, CD or XM satellite music or radio, and many storage cabinets have also made their way in to make your trip delightful.

Supportability

The TBM 900 aircraft is designed, built and tested to operate safely and reliably throughout the world. When servicing, inspection and/or maintenance is required, service panels and doors are conveniently placed to enable technicians to access all systems and complete necessary inspection/servicing/repair actions in minimum time using standard FAA or EASA repair procedures.

Training

Our focus on safety and complete understanding of the product by our customers is backed by a comprehensive training package. In the USA, all initial TBM flight training is provided through DAHER’s training partner Simcom International. Simcom utilizes two Level 5 flight training device based on a real TBM cockpit which are EFIS and GNS 530 or G1000 equipped.

  • Simcom also provides factory approved maintenance training on the TBM family.
  • The G1000 TBM 900 flight training device (FTD) is fully operational in Orlando.
  • The new training tool has a high-resolution visual system and is configured with theTBM 900’s Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite. Its location on the U.S. south Atlantic coast centrally positions the simulator for TBM 900 operators throughout North America – which is the single largest geographic market for the very fast turboprop aircraft, as well as for customers in Latin and Central America.
  • The TBM 900 FTD’s visual system uses a Redifun RASTER XT image generator with a 172-deg.-wide field of view. This advanced 60-Hz visual system offers day/dawn/dusk/night or continuous time of day operation. It features more than 15,000 light points per channel with 2.5-arc-minute resolution and uni- and bi-directional light point lobe patterns. In addition, the FTD integrates new functions on instructor touch screens and a new improved audio system.
Cutter TBM Aircraft Service Dealer for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Cutter TBM Service Center
TX, OK, KS, MO, AR & LA

San Antonio Int'l Airport (SAT)
10440 John Cape Road, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78216

210.485.1319 office
210.384.3394 fax

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