BASE PRICE: $ 4,290,590
The TBM940 is a member of the highly successful six-passenger high performance, single-engine turboprop TBM aircraft family manufactured by France-based Daher Company.
The TBM designation carries the Franco-American heritage of this aircraft family, the “TB” designation stand for Tarbes, the Aerospatiale SOCATA French Hometown, and the “M” for Texas, US-based Mooney Aviation. Launched in 1987 as a Joint Venture project between SOCATA and Mooney, the original TBM700 aircraft design was based on the pressurized fuselage, Mooney 301 prototype aircraft. Following the first flight on July 14, 1988, the TBM700 entered service in 1990 and quickly become a great success. In 1991 Mooney left the Joint Venture leaving SOCATA as the sole owner of the program.
In 2014 Airbus parent company EADS completed the sell of all it’s SOCATA shares to French industrial conglomerate Daher.
The TBM family offers impressive range and light jet-like speed combined with much lower fuel consumption and operational costs. The current TBM offering, the TBM910, and the TBM940 benefitted from successive year over year improvements to the TBM family. the most notables are the addition of winglets to the TBM900 and a five-blade carbon fiber propeller.
The TBM940 is the latest version of the high-end TBM930 offering. Featuring a touchscreen Garmin G3000 based flight deck. This version Introduced in March 2019 incorporates an Auto-throttle and an automatic de-icing system.
|High Cruise Speed||330 kts|
|Service Ceiling||31,000 ft|
|Takeoff Distance||2,380 ft|
|Landing Distance||2,430 ft|
*ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve, 252 KTAS cruise speed
|Maximum Takeoff||7,394 lbs|
|Maximum Zero Fuel||6,032 lb|
|Basic Operating Weight||4,629 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||1,403 lb|
In a passenger configuration, the pressurized cabin of the TBM is typically fitted with highly finished interiors, often featuring luxury materials such as high-quality leathers and authentic wood veneers. The flexible cabin allows for four passengers’ seats in a club seating or forward-facing configuration. The cabin access is enhanced with the introduction of a wide entrance door. The TBM 940 is configured to accommodate the “Elite Privacy” enclosure – a quick-change option that integrates a lavatory area in the TBM’s aft fuselage.
The TBM940 features the Garmin G3000 touchscreen avionics suite. The all-glass integrated flight deck combines high-resolution display design with state-of-the-art faster processors. Configured around three 12-inch wide-format ultra-high-resolution displays, and dual 5.7-inch GTC 580 touchscreen controllers. The displays’ split-screen functionality enables separate vertical pages to be viewed side-by-side.
The TBM940 introduced an AutoThrottle system allowing for fully automated speed & vertical modes.