Daher has announced the first delivery of a
Model Year 2017 TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft to a customer,
incorporating new equipment and cabin outfitting details.
The newly-delivered Model Year 2017 TBM
930 has the popular “Elite Package”
enhanced interior, and includes the
optional AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag in the
torso section of 4-point seatbelts at
the two cockpit seats.
triggered, the airbag deploys up and
away from the seated occupant, providing
protection to the head, neck and torso.
The TBM 930’s AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag
meets FAR 23.562 26g requirements for
pilot/co-pilot seats, and provides
additional safety for survivable
TBM 930’s AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag
Features of the Model Year 2017 TBM 930 for
passengers include a redesigned cabin with new seat cushions, headrest and
armrest; along with seat fairings that are now covered with Ultraleather®
synthetic fabric material offering increased longevity.
Three cabin interior harmonies are available
for customer choice: Black Diamond, Beige Luxor and Agate Grey. Brushed aluminum
fittings for the main door stair, handrail, pilot door and rear seat side beam
are standard, with a polished finish available as an option.
Daher's first TBM 930 2017
Introduced in the cockpit panel is Garmin’s
new GTX 345 transponder, configured with ADS-B “In” compatibility with the
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast cornerstone of airspace
modernization. The “In” function enables aircraft to receive traffic and weather
information (available in the U.S.).
Certain features that previously were options
are now included on the 2017 TBM 930 version, such as a stick shaker linked with
the Under Speed Protection (USP) system, and the Flight Stream 210 gateway that
enables wireless connectivity for two mobile devices running the Garmin Pilot
Cabin temperature controls are now backlighted,
and passengers have access to high-power USB charging ports installed on the
cabin’s left and right sides. Also in the cockpit are a new digital hour meter
for flight time tracking and three high-power USB charging ports (5 V/3 Amp).
As in previous years, aircraft’s “Elite
Package” includes Daher’s highly-appreciated TBM Care Program (TCP), covering
all scheduled maintenance costs for five years or 1,000 hours (whichever comes
first). By providing a five-year standard warranty on airframe, engine, avionics
and systems, this coverage clearly minimizes the TBM’s operational costs.
All Model Year 2017 TBM 930 and TBM 900
aircraft are configured to accommodate the “Elite Privacy” enclosure – a
quick-change option that integrates a lavatory area in the TBM’s aft fuselage.
It serves as a bench-type seat with a low divider wall when not in use during
flight, and converts to a fully private toilet compartment at the touch of a
“We’re always devoted to delivering the best
in terms of design and technology for customers, and the TBM 930 Model Year 2017
is no exception,” said Nicolas Chabbert,
Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “This year, the focus
is on continuous improvement through features that bring additional safety and
even more passenger comfort. The result reflects the passion, imagination and
commitment of our teams, who are dedicated to meeting the market’s
Daher already is accepting orders for the
G1000NXi-equipped TBM 900, which is expected to be certified in a few months.