The Socata TBM 850 is a high performance single engine aircraft designed to give pilots the advantages of the cruising speeds typical of a light jet, but with the more economical operating costs of a single-engine turboprop. It replaced the earlier TBM 700 in 2006. It is the world’s fastest single-engine turboprop with a maximum cruise speed of 320 KTAS at 26,000 ft. When suitably equipped, the TBM 850 meets Reduced Vertical Separation Minima standards allowing operation in RVSM airspace.
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Inside the TBM 850
The TBM 850 is a high-performance six seat business turboprop, containing a luxury large cabin sized 14.96 ft long and 4ft in height and width. The cabin is easily accessible through a large electric door, stairs and ramp and contains 6 comfortable leather seats with adjustable backrests, folding armrests and a large folding executive table in the centre.
In keeping the luxury cabin comfortable there are 7 windows with pull down shades and a fully automated dual zone environmental control system as well as sufficient lighting, including individual reading lights at all seats and dome lights. Included in the cabin are 14/24V power outlets, CD or XM satellite music or radio as well as a lot of storage space.
Offering the performance of a very light jet with the economy of a single-engine turboprop the TBM 850 can climb up to 31,000 ft in as little as 20 minutes.
TBM 850 Systems
To monitor both aircraft power plant and major systems the TBM 850 is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments displayed conveniently on the central G1000 colour 15” MFD. Instruments included are;
The TBM 850’s all-glass integrated flight deck consists of the latest technology, including:
The Pilot is provided with an unmatched comprehensive situational awareness by the integrated G1000, increasing ease of operations and security to the highest level.
The TBM 850 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.
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