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TBM 850  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Maiden Flight: February 2005
Total Production: 204
Unitary Cost: USD$3.1 million
Origin: France
Corporations: EADS Socata
Parent System: TBM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 504
Family Members: TBM 700
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Description: The EADS Socata TBM is a family of cabin pressurized business single turboprop aircraft. The TBM 700 project was launched in 1987 by EADS Socata, Mooney Aircraft Company and Valmet with airplane certification and first customer deliveries in 1990. The Socata TBM 850 project was launched in August 2004 and the first prototype completing its maiden flight in February 2005. Type certification and first customer deliveries following in 2006. So far, EADS Socata has sold more than 450 TBM turboprops to customers worldwide.

The TBM 850 is a six-seat, very fast business turboprop with a maximum range of approximately 1,500 nautical miles (2,700 km). It was awarded FAA type certification on February 23, 2006, and EASA type certification on November 28, 2006. Overall, the new TBM family member offers flight performance of light jets with lower operating and maintenance costs of turboprop aircraft and excellent short field performance. As of early 2008, EADS Socata had received orders for up 150 airplanes. Socata can produce up to 60 TBM 850 airplanes annually.

The TBM 850 features an all-glass flight deck based on Garmin G1000 system integrating primary flight, navigation, weather, traffic, ground proximity and technical information on the aircraft, fully associated with a digital autopilot. Advanced avionics reduce pilot workload and eases maintenance. The airplane is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D turboprop developing a power output of 850-shp. The engine drives a four-blade Hartzell propeller which allows a maximum cruising speed of 320 knots (593 kph) at flight level 260 (in ISA conditions).

TBM 850 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Passengers: 5
Propeller Blades: 4
Dimensions
Cabin Height: 1.22 meter (48 inch)
Cabin Length: 4.05 meter (159 inch)
Cabin Width: 1.21 meter (48 inch)
Height: 14.3 foot (171 inch)
Length: 34.9 foot (419 inch)
Propeller Diameter: 91 inch (2.31 meter)
Wingspan: 42 foot (12.7 meter)
Performance
Ceiling: 31,000 foot (9,449 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 2,430 foot (741 meter)
Max Range: 1,585 nautical mile (1,824 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 2,840 foot (866 meter)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 850 shp (634 kW)
Speed
Climb Rate: 1,733 fpm (8.84 mps)
Cruise Speed: 320 knot (592 kph)
Economical Speed: 252 knot
Volume
Fuel Tank Capacity: 282 galon (1,070 liter)
Weight
Empty Weight: 4,589 pound (2,082 kilogram)
Max Baggage: 297 pound (135 kilogram)
Max Ramp Weight: 7,430 pound (3,370 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 7,394 pound (3.35 ton)
Max Zero Fuel Weight: 6,032 pound (2,736 kilogram)
Payload: 1,443 pound (655 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

TBM 850 News

There are 5 news between
28 Apr 2008 and 5 Feb 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009DAHER-SOCATA Delivers its 500th TBM-series Aircraft
Monday, October 6, 2008Socata Reveals his Plans for NTx Twin-Turboprop Aircraft Project
Sunday, October 5, 2008The Latest TBM 850 Model at NBAA 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008JETFLY Will Take Delivery of Two New TBM 850s in 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008EADS Socata Launches FusComp Composite Material Research & Development Program

Operators & Related Equipment


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Aircraft ordered by JetFly

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Propulsion Systems
PT6A-66Dx1
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