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TBM8
Name TBM-850
Manufacturer SOCATA
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC B
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Single


Also manufacturered as:

SOCATA TBM-850


SOCATA TBM-850

SOCATA TBM-850

Image source: IANS

Description

The TBM 850 is the production name for the TBM 700N, an improved version with the more powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6A-66D engine flat rated at 850 shp (634 kW). The TBM 850 is limited to 700 shp (522 kW) for takeoff and landing, but in cruise flight the engine power can be increased to 850 shp (634 kW). This extra power gives it a higher cruising speed than the TBM 700 models, especially at high altitudes. The outside appearance of the TBM 850 has remained the same as that of the TBM 700. The TBM 850 has a typical range of 1520 nm.

General

Aircraft name TBM-850
ICAO code/WTC TBM8 / L
Manufacturer SOCATA
Type code/APC L1T / B

Technical Data

Wing span 12.2 m40.026 ft
Length 10.4 m34.121 ft
Height 4.2 m13.78 ft
Powerplant 1 x P&W PT6A-66D engine flat rated at 850 shp (634 kW).
Engine model


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving TBM8

  • TBM8, Birmingham UK, 2011 (AGC LOS HF) (On 12 January 2011, a privately operated Socata TBM850 light aircraft on a flight from Antwerp to Birmingham lost radio contact with ATC whilst in IMC on a non precision approach to runway 15 prior to the issue of a landing clearance and prior to checking in on the ATC TWR frequency. It continued the approach to obtain the required visual reference before landing over the top of a DHC8-400 aircraft which had lined up ready for take off in accordance with ATC instructions. No damage or personal injury resulted from the close proximity.)
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