DAHER SOCATA TBM 930: Family airplane

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Dal Kikin
November 23, 2018

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In the business aviation section, we pay great attention to the innovations of the international aviation industry and try not to miss any news about the latest models of popular business jets and helicopters. But there is one class about which we write quite rarely - these are modern “family airplanes”, which embody advanced technologies, optimal possibilities and comfort.

On April 5, 2016, the French company DAHER introduced the new single-engine turboprop aircraft TBM 930, which is an updated version of the model TBM 900.

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DAHER TBM 930 was developed based on the TVM 900 model, but with one big difference - the avionics system with a touchscreen display in the cockpit of the Garmin G3000, which added the “30” to the digital index of the new model. Because of this, it is now the fastest in the class of single-engine turboprop aircraft with a maximum cruising speed of 611 km / h at flight level 280 (under ISA conditions). This is a completely new class of very fast turboprop aircraft, combining the high speed of a jet airliner with the efficiency and economy of an airplane with a turboprop engine. The most attractive features of the model in the eyes of the owners are the ability to land at small regional and mountain airports with short runways, long range and payload.

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The TBM 930 aircraft is equipped with the latest trends, the Garmin G3000 glass cab, three high-resolution monitors with a diagonal of 12 inches and a wide viewing angle. The latest version of the software, the so-called Syntetic Vision Technology (SVT), allows the pilot to see the virtual road in the sky, increasing the safety of piloting. Based on data from integrated flight control systems, the Garmin G3000 provides a summary of the speed and altitude of the flight, navigation instructions, visualization of the air situation and meteorological information, as well as the state and parameters of the engine.

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For ease of use, the Garmin G3000 has two GTC580 terminals on the touch controls and aircraft avionics menu. The composition of the onboard radio navigation equipment includes a fully integrated digital autopilot that controls the aircraft, which reduces the pilot's load and simplifies piloting. The TBM 930 offers the most elegant and comfortable interior, which contains the latest changes in the interior models of 2013: TVM 850 Elite and TVM 900 with increased space and a universal configuration. The interior of the aircraft is made of high quality and modern materials.

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Four rotating passenger seats, located opposite each other, are made of genuine leather and are equipped with lowered armrests. For the convenience of passengers, there is a large table made of fine wood with carbon fiber trim. A large luggage compartment with a capacity of 110 kg has access from the cabin. For the model TBM 930 added the ability to install a portable toilet instead of one of the chairs in the third row. A large, electrically operated door provides free entry to the cabin, it has a folding ladder with railings. In the standard configuration, a separate pilot door is installed. Built-in satellite phone, integrated with all systems, will always be in touch. The cost of the new DAHER TBM 930 is about $ 4.1 million.

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