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Daher announces the development of a new TBM configuration for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions

 

Paris, France, June 11, 2018: Daher today announced a new configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930 high-speed single-turboprop aircraft as efficient and capable platforms for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

 

The enhanced ISR capability for Daher’s in-production TBM family aircraft was announced at Eurosatory 2018, the international defense and security show being held June 11-15 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center (Daher booth is K99 in the hall 6).

 

This new TBM configuration is characterized by underwing hardpoints with electrical connections that enable the aircraft to be equipped with various sensors and large-format cameras. A Daher flight test campaign, followed by the use of a 110-lb. (50 kg.) ultra-high definition camera for photo-taking trials, validated that the TBM retains its handling qualities and flight envelope performance in the ISR configuration.

 

In addition to photographic duties, the TBM 910/TBM 930 ISR version can perform surveillance missions with a multi-sensor optronic retractable turret, as well as Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator radar (SAR/GMTI), a communication interception system, and secure transmission means. In the cabin, a quick-change console can be mounted behind the pilot for an operator in charge of the various systems and tactical situation monitoring.

 

« The new TBM ISR version brings a fast, all-weather airborne platform to the market for surveillance operations and aerial photography, with a very competitive cost-performance ratio compared to existing solutions,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, director of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “As a result, we are now offering the TBM ISR as an alternative – or complement – to medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles and to heavier aircraft in a platform that is rapid and efficient to deploy, with limited logistics requirements.”

 

In the ISR configuration, the TBM 910 and TBM 930 can fulfill a wide range of defense, security, medical evacuation and transport missions, benefitting from the autonomy of more than six hours on a surveillance mission, and the ability to be reconfigured rapidly for its various duties.

Advantages of the TBM 910 and TBM 930 ISR include:
– Higher speed range for sensitive missions and rapid travel time to the mission

zone,

– Reduced external noise for discretion,

– Reduced takeoff and landing distances, enabling operations from 2,455-ft. (750-

meter) runways,

– Sufficient power generatio,n allowing a full range of mission equipment to be

integrated, and

– A modern human-machine interface (main functions available on control yoke, single

power lever), allowing the crew to fly comfortably during long-duration missions.

 

 

About the Daher TBM www.tbm.aero

The TBM 910 and TBM 930 are the latest members in Daher’s TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft. Differences between the two models are concentrated on their primary avionics: Garmin’s G1000 NXi avionics system with physical keypad for the TBM 910; Garmin’s G3000 with touchscreen controller for the TBM 930.

 

Both aircraft offer superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. – and high efficiency with a 1,730-naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption at economy cruise of 37 U.S. gallons per hour. This results from aerodynamic improvements, along with other aircraft enhancements. The maximum range and useful load, as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of the customers’ favorite features.

 

To date, a total of 888 TBM aircraft have been delivered to international owners and operators, with the global fleet accumulating some 1.6 million flight hours. TBM 900-series aircraft already have received 260 orders since their launch, with 226 delivered through March 31, 2017. They are built by Daher on its industrial site at the airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (Hautes Pyrénées), France.

 

About Daher – www.daher.com

Daher is an aircraft manufacturer and service maker. Daher asserts its expertise in 3 main businesses – aircraft manufacturing, aerospace equipment and systems, logistics and services – and achieved a turnover of 1.1 billion euros in 2017. With the stability provided by its family ownership, Daher has been committed to innovation since its creation in 1863. Today, present in 11 countries, Daher is a leader in the industry 4.0, designing and developing value-added solutions for its industrial partners.

 

Contact for the media: Daher Airplane Business Unit

Philippe de Segovia

e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +33 (0)6 70 21 70 47

 

 

 

 

Typical accommodation: 1 pilot + 5 passengers

 

2018 advanced interior: quick change passenger cabin configuration with electrically heated seats and toilet privacy compartment option

 

Avionics: new Garmin G3000 NXi all-glass integrated flight deck system controlled by touchscreens, TBM e-copilot® Angle of attack indicator (AOA), ESP/USP (Enhanced Safety Protection/Under Speed Protection), stick-shaker, Garmin Flight Stream 510 Bluetooth® linkup with a mobile device running Garmin pilot™ or Foreflight application

 

POWERPLANT

Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop

Thermodynamic power                                        1825 hp.

Nominal power                                                   850 shp.

Usable fuel capacity                                           291 US gal.       1,100 liters

 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Wingspan                                                                      42.10 ft.            12.833 m.

Height                                                                           14.29 ft.              4.355 m.

Length                                                                          35.22 ft.            10.736 m.

Wheel base                                                                     9.56 ft.              2.914 m.

Tailplane span                                                               16.36 ft.              4.988 m.

 

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum cabin width                                                     3 ft. 11.64 in.     1.21 m.

Maximum cabin length                                                   13 ft. 3.45 in.     4.05 m.

Maximum cabin height                                                   4 ft.                   1.22 m.

Maximum volume in cabin                                               123 cu. ft.          3.5 cu. m.

 

LOADING

Basic empty weight                                                        4,629 lb.            2,097 kg.

Maximum ramp weight (MRW)                                        7,430 lb.            3,370 kg.

Maximum takeoff weight                                                 7,394 lb.            3,354 kg.

Maximum zero fuel weight                                              6,032 lb.            2,736 kg.

Maximum payload                                                          1,403 lb.               636 kg.

Maximum payload with full fuel:                                       891 lb.                404 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):                               30¼ cu. ft.       0.989 cu.m.

 

PERFORMANCE (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind,)

Maximum cruise speed at long-range settings                  252 KTAS         467 km/h

Maximum cruise speed at 28,000 ft.                                330 KTAS         611 km/h

Time-to climb to 31,000 ft.                                                                      18 min. 45 sec.

Certified ceiling                                                              31,000 ft.           9,449 m.

 

RUNWAY DISTANCES (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, 50 ft. obstacle clearance)

Takeoff                                                              2,380 ft.             726 m.

Landing                                                                         2,430 ft.             741 m.

 

Max. range with max. fuel (ISA, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve) @ 31,000 ft.

252 KTAS cruise speed                          1,730 NM          3,204 km

290 KTAS cruise speed                          1,585 NM          2,935 km

326 KTAS cruise speed                          1,440 NM          2,666 km

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typical accommodation: 1 pilot + 5 passengers

 

2018 advanced interior: quick change passenger cabin configuration with electrically heated seats and toilet privacy compartment option

 

Avionics: Garmin G1000 NXi all-glass integrated flight deck system controlled by physical keypad and joystick, TBM e-copilot® Angle of attack indicator (AOA), ESP/USP (Enhanced Safety Protection/Under Speed Protection), stick-shaker, Garmin Flight stream 510 Bluetooth® linkup with a mobile device running Garmin pilot™ application

 

POWERPLANT

Type: P&W Canada PT6A-66D turboprop

Thermodynamic power                                                    1,825 hp.

Nominal power                                                               850 shp.

Usable fuel capacity                                                       291 US gal.       1,100 liters

 

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Wingspan                                                                      42.10 ft.            12.833 m.

Height                                                                           14.29 ft.              4.355 m.

Length                                                                          35.22 ft.            10.736 m.

Wheel base                                                                     9.56 ft.              2.914 m.

Tailplane span                                                               16.36 ft.              4.988 m.

 

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Maximum cabin width                                                     3 ft. 11.64 in.     1.21 m.

Maximum cabin length                                                   13 ft. 3.45 in.     4.05 m.

Maximum cabin height                                                   4 ft.                   1.22 m.

Maximum volume in cabin                                               123 cu. ft.          3.5 cu. m.

 

LOADING

Basic empty weight                                                        4,629 lb.            2,097 kg.

Maximum ramp weight (MRW)                                        7,430 lb.            3,370 kg.

Maximum takeoff weight                                                 7,394 lb.            3,354 kg.

Maximum zero fuel weight                                              6,032 lb.            2,736 kg.

Maximum payload                                                          1,403 lb.               636 kg.

Maximum payload with full fuel:                                          891 lb.              404 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)                                30¼ cu. ft.       0.989 cu.m.

 

PERFORMANCE (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind,)

Maximum cruise speed at long-range settings                  252 KTAS         467 km/h

Maximum cruise speed at 28,000 ft.                                330 KTAS         611 km/h

Time-to climb to 31,000 ft.                                                                      18 min. 45 sec.

Certified ceiling                                                              31,000 ft.           9,449 m.

 

RUNWAY DISTANCES (ISA conditions, MTOW, no wind, 50 ft. obstacle clearance)

Takeoff                                                              2,380 ft.             726 m.

Landing                                                                         2,430 ft.             741 m.

 

Max. range with max. fuel (ISA, MTOW, no wind, one pilot, 45 min fuel reserve) @ 31,000 ft.

252 KTAS cruise speed                                                  1,730 NM          3,204 km

290 KTAS cruise speed                                                  1,585 NM          2,935 km

326 KTAS cruise speed                                                  1,440 NM          2,666 km

 

 

Daher TBM ISR introduced at Eurosatory