Socata TBM-700

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeSingle engine corporate turboprop
  • PowerplantsOne 520kW (700shp) flat rated Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-64 turboprop driving a four blade constant speed Hartzell propeller.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 555km/h (300kt), economical cruising speed 450km/h (243kt). Initial rate of climb 2380ft/min. Max certificated altitude 30,000ft. Range with max payload and reserves at max cruising speed 1666km (900nm), at economical cruising speed 1853km (1000nm). Range with max fuel at max cruising speed 2500km (1350nm), at economical cruising speed 2870km (1550nm).
  • WeightsEmpty equipped 1860kg (4101lb), max takeoff 2984kg (6578lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 12.68m (41ft 7in), length 10.64m (34ft 11in), height 4.35m (14ft 3in). Wing area 18.0m2 (193.8sq ft).
  • CapacityPilot and one passenger (or copilot) on flightdeck. Main cabin seating for up to five, or typical accommodation for four in a club arrangement. The TBM-700 is also offered as a freighter.
  • ProductionMore than 125 in service worldwide. Total of 25 ordered for the French air force and army.

The TBM-700 is an elite single motor turboprop fueled light business and corporate transport.

The TBM-700 is for the most part improved as a business transport in rivalry with secured twin turboprops, essentially Beech's C90 King Air arrangement. Dissimilar to the likewise measured C90 King Airs however, the TBM-700's single motor format is a major theoretical contrast. With its single Pt6 turboprop, as opposed to two on the King Air, the TBM-700 offers altogether lower working expenses yet similar execution.

The TBM-700 was initially created in organization between Socata (Aerospatiale's General Aviation division) in France and Mooney in the USA, subsequently the TBM assignment. The two organizations structured TBM SA to fabricate and business the TBM-700, with improvement obligation regarding the venture separated on a 70/30 premise in the middle of Socata and Mooney separately.

The principal of three TBM-700 models first flew on July 14 1988. French confirmation was allowed in January 1990. Soon after the conveyance of the first creation air ship in December 1990, Mooney withdrew from the system, leaving Socata with full obligation regarding the airplane.

The pressurized TBM-700 is of routine configuration and development, with a little measure of composite materials utilized within a few ranges. Flight controls, folds and the vast majority of the empennage and blade are produced using Nomex honeycomb and metal sheets. Heading edges and undercarriage entryways then are produced using a carbon and fiberglass composite. Section to the lodge is through a part upward/descending opening entryway in the back port fuselage.

Separated from the base airplane the TBM-700 is offered as the TBM-700c tanker with a cargo entryway and separate port side cockpit entryway. Improvement of the extended TBM-700s stopped in 1995.

Pictures of Socata TBM-700