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