Introduces TMB 850 Elite At SUN ’n FUN
March 31, 2012 - At a News Conference held at SUN ’n FUN
annual International Fly–In & Expo, DAHER-SOCATA
announced the introduction of its TBM 850 Elite, the
2012 Model Year version of its very fast turboprop
aircraft which offers a host of new features aimed at
improving comfort and flexibility.
The TBM 850 Elite’s most distinctive attribute is the
capability of its middle seats to be positioned in
either the rearward or forward-facing position. This new
configuration provides extended cargo space to
accommodate outsized baggage.
“Our TBM 850 Elite offers the flexibility of a sports
utility vehicle while delivering the performance of a
sports car,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior
Vice-President of DAHER-SOCATA Airplane Division and
President of SOCATA North America.”
a forward-facing arrangement configured for four
passengers, the TBM 850 Elite’s two rear seats are
removed to create immediate and obstacle-free access to
all luggage areas.
missions with multiple pieces of baggage, a small cargo net
compliments the normal internal baggage compartment by providing
additional space. Long, bulky items such as golf bags can be
secured by using a large cargo net, which essentially unites the
rear baggage compartment and the extended baggage area.
features for the Elite incorporated in DAHER-SOCATA’s 2012 Model
Year TBM 850 includes new carbon fiber trim (used in the central
upper panel, table cover exterior insert and cabinet door
cover), along with gold and brush metal treatment on interior
avionics options also are offered on the aircraft: a long-range
KHF 1050 HF radio and Garmin’s full-featured GSR 56 Iridium
satellite transceiver, which give access to quality on-demand
weather information, text/voice communications and near
real-time positioning information.
Moreover, DAHER-SOCATA has extended its Exclusive Maintenance Program to cover scheduled maintenance costs for the original retail customer through the aircraft’s fifth annual inspection, or up to 1,000 total flight hours whichever comes first.
benefits available to TBM 850 Elite customers include an avionics system
warranty extension to five years for all Garmin equipment, as well as
the L3 Avionics Stormscope WX500, and Honeywell’s traffic advisory
system, KRA405 radar altimeter and distance measuring equipment.
“The TBM 850 Elite is the latest evolution for our TBM family, whose
success can be explained by its designed-in cost/performance ratio, as
well as the commitment and passion of DAHER-SOCATA’s employee teams in
providing high-quality aircraft. The global TBM fleet which is composed
of the TBM 850 and TBM 700 versions has now accumulated nearly 930,000
flight hours, which is a particularly proud milestone for our company.”
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