FLY WITH DIGITAL POWER
Taking maximum advantage of today’s turboprop technology, the TBM 960 provides high efficiency for more sustainability. Its digitally-controlled turboprop engine enables the pilot to use precise settings in flying with maximum efficiency. Daher’s recommended cruise setting for the TBM 960 lowers fuel consumption to 57 U.S. gallons per hour at a fast cruise speed of 308 kts.
THE QUINTESSENTIAL TBM
Piloting with precision is ensured through all phases of flight, benefiting from Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6E-66XT advanced powerplant and the five-blade Hartzell Raptor composite propeller, both of which are associated with the fully digital Engine and Propeller Electronic Control System (EPECS). Safety also is paramount with the most advanced cockpit available today, including the game-changing HomeSafe™ emergency autoland system.
DIGITAL ENGINE CONTROL
With simplified single-lever operation, the PT6E-66XT turboprop engine enables easy startup, followed by precise, predictable control and full digital envelope protection. Its other attributes are easier engine power management and parameter analysis. This reduces pilot workload by integrating all functions while protecting the engine’s life.
THE OPTIMIZED PROPELLER
The lightweight Raptor™ five-blade composite propeller from Hartzell is fully integrated into the propulsion system. It has been specifically designed to reduce overall weight and improve the TBM 960’s takeoff distance, climb and cruise speeds. Turning at 1,925 rpm during maximum power output, the Raptor contributes to limiting noise and vibration – making the TBM 960 a “smooth operator” wherever it flies.
PEACE OF MIND FOR PASSENGERS
The TBM 960’s HomeSafe™ emergency autoland function automatically brings the airplane to a runway touchdown if the pilot is incapacitated. This game-changing technology extends Daher’s innovation to a feature that specifically addresses safety from the passengers’ point of view.
This touchscreen-controlled integrated flight deck features graphical synoptics for airframe, electrical and fuel systems, enabling easy monitoring and faster troubleshooting.
TBM 960 is equipped with the GWX 8000 – an advanced Doppler radar with automatic threat analysis. This all-digital weather radar uses StormOptix™ analysis to automatically adjust antenna sweep patterns to accurately profile weather cells. Advanced surveillance features include lightning and hail prediction, turbulence detection, zero blind range for close-in returns and ground clutter suppression.
In applying flight deck automation to raise safety and efficiency even further, Daher takes a human-centered approach that benefits from operational expertise and from customer feedback. The TBM philosophy is simple: make technology serve the pilot.
The stylish Prestige cabin elevates comfort to new heights. The TBM 960’s touchscreen-activated environmental control system, ambiance lighting and electrically-dimmable windows ensure a truly unique traveling experience.
TBM 960 technical details
POWERPLANT P&W CANADA PT6E-66XT TURBOPROP
Maximum ramp weight (MRW) 7,650 lb / 3,470 kg
Maximum takeoff weight 7,615 lb / 3,454 kg
Maximum zero fuel weight 6,252 lb / 2,836 kg
Maximum payload 1,446 lb / 656 kg
Maximum payload with full fuel 888 lb / 403 kg
Maximum luggage in storage areas (4 seats) 507 lb / 230 kg
Maximum luggage in storage areas (6 seats) 330 lb / 150 kg
Maximum luggage volume (large net) 35 cu. ft / 0.989 cu. m
(ISA CONDITI ONS, MTOW, NO WIND)
(ISA CONDITIONS, MTOW, NO WIND, 50 FT. OBSTACLE CLEARANCE)
MAX. RANGE WITH MAX. FUEL
(ISA CONDITIONS , MTOW, NO WIND , ONE PILOT, 45 MIN FUEL RESERVE)