50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Daher enhanced TBM 910 makes its world debut in Florida

Download: Printable PDF Date: 03 Apr 2019 12:56 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
Daher enhanced TBM 910 makes its world debut in Florida - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo will see the debut of Daher TBM 910, single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft, debuting the Model Year 2019 version.

In a new step aligned with Daher’s TBM e-copilot® strategy of introducing increased functionality for operational safety improvements on the TBM product line, the TBM 910 has an automatic icing detection system that provides automated protection while keeping the pilot fully in the loop.

When icing or ice accretion is detected by an externally-mounted sensor – and if the pilot does not take action – the automatic icing detection system will activate deicing devices such as the airframe, windshield, propeller and the engine’s particle separator. An amber CAS (Crew Alerting System) message is displayed by the avionics, advising the pilot to clear the automatic activation and revert to the manual control mode.

“This added protection – which also is incorporated on the recently-unveiled TBM 940 – is part of our constant drive to use intelligent functionality in further improving safety and operability, and are firsts for production aircraft in the TBM’s category,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. "These new standards redefine the ultimate private aircraft: user-friendly, safe and efficient for both pilots and passengers.”

As the entry-level member in Daher’s TBM product line, the TBM 910’s 2019 definition also includes G1000 NXi avionics suite features that are incorporated in the high-end G3000 advanced flight deck of the TBM 930 and the TBM 940. They are: Surface Watch™, which helps the pilot maintain enhanced situational awareness in the airport environment; Baro VNAV, allowing approaches with vertical guidance when Wide Area Augmentation System navigation is not available; and visual approach assistance for the TBM pilot in performing visual approaches on non-controlled airports with vertical guidance.

In the TBM 910’s cabin, Daher has incorporated ergonomic and style upgrades changes for 2019 that range from redesigned seats, additional thermal insulation for the cabin sidewalls and a new central shelf with side storage to an additional 115V electrical outlet at the right rear seat panel, and USB ports (bringing the overall total of USB ports to six for passengers and three for the pilots).

The Model Year 2019 version benefits from increased protection for operational safety, along with new style features in the cabin



Loading comments for Daher enhanced TBM 910 makes its world debut in Florida...


Recommended

Airbus reports Half-Year 2021 results

Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2021. “These half-year results reflect the commercial aircraft deliveries, our focus on cost cont...

United Aviate Academy to train new pilots using Boeing Comprehensive Suite of Training Solutions

United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines&rsquo...

Joby completes flight of more than 150 Miles with Electric Vertical Take-Off Air Taxi

Joby Aero Inc. announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertic...

Etihad rolls out IATA Travel Pass to seven cities following successful trials

Following successful trials, Etihad Airways has expanded IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations across its network as it continues to implement digital solutions to simpl...