330 kts, the maximum cruise speed of the new TBM 900 making it the world’s fastest certified, pressurized single-engined turboprop.
Hartzell 5-Blade Composite Propeller and New Spinner
The sound level in decibels (dBA) of a TBM 900 during takeoff is just 76.4. Almost 3 db quieter than previous TBMs, the TBM 900 meets the latest US noise standards in the quiet category!
In addition, the new 5-blade propeller which was designed specifically to integrate with the TBM 900s new inlet produces even more thrust and in combination with other performance enhancements improves the take-off distance, climb and cruise speed of the TBM 900.
New Plenum, Air-inlet and Torque Limiter
Ahead of the firewall, everything is new; a redesigned cowling with more efficient inlet, a simplified plenum to improve airflow, nozzles access, inertial separator up to VMO and more. Everything is new... except the engine. The TBM 900 is still powered by the proven PT6A-66D, but with all the other improvements, you get the equivalent of 80 more horsepower without increasing fuel consumption. Thanks to the new torque limiter, you can use all of the TBM 900s 850 Hp right from the start of the takeoff roll.
The TBM 900’s new exhaust has been redesigned for better efficiency resulting in maximizing the airflow through the engine and improving high-altitude performance.
- Airflow Optimization
- Reduced drag
- Improved residual thurst