Socata TBM 850 Charter Flight Information
Given its maximum cruising speed of 368 mph, you’d think the Socata TBM 850 was a light jet. But it’s not. While it offers many of the performance advantages of its turbofan-powered counterparts, this exceptional aircraft retains all of the economical benefits of a single-engine turboprop.
In fact, until Daher-Socata unveiled the TBM 900 in 2014, the TBM 850 held the distinction of being the world’s fastest single-engine turboprop! In addition to its high-speed cruise capabilities, the Socata 850 carries four corporate executives over an impressive range of 1,500 nautical miles. This makes the Socata 850 an ideal charter aircraft for flights from:
- Seattle to Los Angeles
- Dallas to San Diego
- New York to Orlando
Another advantage of the Socata 850 is its ability to safely climb to an altitude of 31,000 feet in just 20 minutes. The Socata 850 luxury aircraft can also land on short 2,100-foot runways, making it the perfect aircraft for charter flights to luxury ski resorts in the mountains.
The TBM 850, which first appeared in 2006, is an upgrade of the original TBM 700. Its formal name is the TBM 700N (850 is its production name). Two years after its launch, the aircraft’s cockpit received a major upgrade in the form of the Garmin G1000 avionics system.
Not only did this lessen pilot workload, the G1000 is lighter and less bulky. As a result, it freed up more storage space in the aircraft’s nose. There’s enough room up there for a two sets of golf clubs. In total, the aircraft offers 30 cubic feet of storage.
Compared to the 700, the 850 model generates way more power. It produces an extra 150 shaft-horsepower to be exact. This can be attributed to the Dash-66D variant of the exquisite Pratt & Whitney PT-6A engine, which delivers 850 shp.
The cabin of the Socata TBM 850 is 123 cubic feet, with measurements of:
- 4 feet wide
- 4 feet tall
- 13.3 feet long
Despite having a smaller cabin than some of its competitors, the interior of the TBM 850 optimizes space nicely. The fully adjustable seats are laid out in a double-club configuration to allow passengers to easily interact during travel.
Other nice interior touches include:
- Folding armrests
- Adjustable backrests
- Individual fresh-air vents and reading lights
Additionally, the aircraft features a dual-zone heating a cooling system, which allows both pilots and passengers to remain comfortable while flying.
If you require a peppy aircraft that delivers jet-like performance at a turboprop price point, the Socata TBM 850 is perfect for private charter flights. Whether you’re traveling with a small group of executives for a business meeting, or you’re whisking the family away for a beach holiday in Florida, this aircraft has the range and power to get you there quickly and comfortably.
To begin planning your next flight, connect with one of our private flight advisors at Stratos Jets. We’ll help you determine whether the Socata TBM 850 is the right choice for your itinerary. We have thousands of aircraft to choose from, so we’ll always find the one that’s right for your precise travel requirements.