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Daher TBM 900: specs, price, interior, range, & cockpit. TBM 900 is a single turboprop engine business jet produced by Daher company in Tarbes, France. The aircraft was first launched in March 2014. The TBM 900 was modified based on the design of its predecessor, the TBM 850. This business aircraft presents the latest aerodynamic profile of the fuselage to improve aircraft performance. In addition, updates are also made to electrical systems to provide alternative electrical input in emergency.
Daher TBM 900 Engine
TBM 900 is powered by a single PT6A turboprop engine produced by Pratt & Whitney Canada. The engine has a thermodynamic rating of 1,825 hp with an average output of 850 hp. It was designed to provide low efficiency and operating costs, and easy maintenance. This jet has the highest cruise speed of 467km/ h at 28,000 feet above sea level, a range of 1,730 nm, and a climbing rate of 31,000 feet.
Daher TBM 900 Specs
The Daher TBM 900 airframe is made of aluminum alloy, high strength steel and advanced composite materials, which maximize durability and structural strength while minimizing overall aircraft weight.
New carbon fiber winglets, vertical fin strakes and new tail cones are added to optimize aircraft aerodynamic profiles. Wing spars, track flaps, and windshield frames are made of solid aluminum rods.
The Daher TBM 900 propulsion system is equipped with five new blade propellers that are integrated with the aircraft’s new inlet, which results in more thrust and increased take-off, climbing and cruising distances. The inner gear door reduces obstacles and helps deal with low speed and high angle attacks in a better way.
The sound level at takeoff is 76.4 decibels, of which three decibels are quieter than the previous TBM aircraft version. Aircraft meet the latest European and US noise standards in the quiet category.
It is also equipped with a fully modified electrical system with a 300A starter generator, as well as an additional 100A stand-by generator to provide alternative electrical input in an emergency.
Daher TBM 900 Cabin and Interior
The TBM 900 cabin provides comfortable seating for six passengers, with interior leather seats with a top grain leather surface, adjustable backrest and folding armrests. A large folding executive desk is placed in the center, and passengers can enter the cabin through large electric doors, stairs and roads.
The TBM 900 cabin is 14.96 feet long and 4 feet tall. The maximum volume is 13ft ³( 0.4 m ³), the baggage area is 19.2 in (0.487 m), and the height is 35.8 in (0.910 m).
Inside are seven rectangular windows with a pull down sun shade and an automatic dual zone environmental control system. The lighting system is well regulated with dome lights, luggage compartment lights and stair lighting access. Individual reading lights are also provided on all seats.
The TBM 900 cabin is equipped with entertainment facilities including iPods, XM satellite music, and radio, while passengers can keep their personal electronics fully charged with 14/ 24V and USB power jacks. Storage cabinets are provided optionally.
Daher TBM 900 Cockpit and Avionics
The TBM 900 glass cockpit is equipped with a Garmin G1000 avionics suite can be found on the plane. The cockpit has extensive legroom for the pilot and a revised central cockpit that combines a single control throttle operation. It also has the latest flight instrumentation systems, including a new ergonomic yoke with remote command buttons, a single lever control, a new landing gear control system, and a redesigned control panel.
The TBM 900 avionics suite has a high resolution 10.4 in and 15in glass screen, which displays main flight data, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather and machinery. It also has other advanced avionics equipment such as two digital audio controllers, two solid state position-reference systems, two digital air data computers, and two WAAS and GPS receivers.
Includes two tri-axial magnetometers, an integrated digital automatic flight control system, color weather radar, field avoidance system, and in-flight traffic avoidance system (TCAS). In addition, it comes with a Garmin GDL69A, GSR 56, and optional datalink receiver that provides XM WX satellite weather to the navigation system.
Daher TBM 900 Price and Orders
The latest TBM 900 price is US $ 3.9 Million. Daher delivered the first three production versions of the TBM 900 in March 2014. The launch customer was Larry Glazer, Chair of the Owner Association and Pilot TBM (TBMOPA).
Daher handed over the TBM 900 aircraft to Badenwings in May 2014, while Jean-Jacques Bely, founder and CEO of Singapore’s Franco-Asian Enterprises (FAE), accepted the new aircraft in June 2014.