Daher has unveiled the latest version of its TBM 910 single engine very fast turboprop aircraft, debuting the 2019 version at Florida's Sun ’n Fun International Fly-in and Expo. The TBM 910 has an automatic icing detection system that provides protection while keeping the pilot 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 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 to further improve safety and operability, representing a first for production aircraft in the TBM's category,” said senior VP Nicolas Chabbert. “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 specification 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, while in the cabin, Daher has incorporated ergonomic and style upgrades 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 additional USB ports.