SOCATA TBM

February 5, 2008 - 11:27am

EADS Socata unveiled an upgraded TBM 850 turboprop single last month during a “discovery show” held at the company’s factory in Tarbes, France. The latest version of the six-seat airplane includes an integrated glass flight deck featuring the Garmin G1000, new environmental control system, reconfigured cabin and a forward baggage area. Cockpit and cabin changes have reduced airframe weight, increasing the TBM 850’s useful load by 110 pounds.

February 5, 2008 - 11:27am

EADS Socata unveiled an upgraded TBM 850 turboprop single last month during a “discovery show” held at the company’s factory in Tarbes, France. The latest version of the six-seat airplane includes an integrated glass flight deck featuring the Garmin G1000, new environmental control system, reconfigured cabin and a forward baggage area. Cockpit and cabin changes have reduced airframe weight, increasing the TBM 850’s useful load by 110 pounds.

January 29, 2008 - 10:58am

EADS Socata chairman and CEO Jean-Michel Léonard told AIN that the France-based manufacturer is evaluating production of a new turboprop or business jet that is bigger than the company’s TBM 850 turboprop single. “We have the capability, market expertise and credibility to produce a faster and longer-range aircraft,” he said, adding that the new airplane would offer two more seats than the six-seat TBM 850.

January 29, 2008 - 10:58am

EADS Socata chairman and CEO Jean-Michel Léonard told AIN that the France-based manufacturer is evaluating production of a new turboprop or business jet that is bigger than the company’s TBM 850 turboprop single. “We have the capability, market expertise and credibility to produce a faster and longer-range aircraft,” he said, adding that the new airplane would offer two more seats than the six-seat TBM 850.

January 22, 2008 - 11:12am

An upgraded EADS Socata TBM 850 turboprop single was unveiled late last week during a “discovery show” held at the company’s factory in Tarbes, France. The latest version of the six-seat airplane includes an integrated glass flight deck based on the Garmin G1000 system, an update that was announced at the NBAA Convention in September, as well as other improvements.

January 22, 2008 - 11:12am

An upgraded EADS Socata TBM 850 turboprop single was unveiled late last week during a “discovery show” held at the company’s factory in Tarbes, France. The latest version of the six-seat airplane includes an integrated glass flight deck based on the Garmin G1000 system, an update that was announced at the NBAA Convention in September, as well as other improvements.

January 17, 2008 - 11:42am

The fatal crash of a TBM 700 more than two years ago is just now leading to a proposed AD to require replacing the Anjou Aeronautique brand seatbelt/shoulder harnesses in 158 U.S.-registered examples of the turboprop single.

January 17, 2008 - 11:42am

The fatal crash of a TBM 700 more than two years ago is just now leading to a proposed AD to require replacing the Anjou Aeronautique brand seatbelt/shoulder harnesses in 158 U.S.-registered examples of the turboprop single.

January 17, 2008 - 5:24am

Socata’s C2 version of the TBM 700 turboprop single received FAA certification on March 17. The latest version of the six-passenger aircraft was originally due to complete the U.S. approval process last fall. The $2.65 million TBM 700C2 offers a 12-percent increase in mtow and incorporates 20-g seats, strengthened wheels and 10-ply tires.

January 17, 2008 - 5:24am

Socata’s C2 version of the TBM 700 turboprop single received FAA certification on March 17. The latest version of the six-passenger aircraft was originally due to complete the U.S. approval process last fall. The $2.65 million TBM 700C2 offers a 12-percent increase in mtow and incorporates 20-g seats, strengthened wheels and 10-ply tires.

 
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