Daher Upgrades the TBM 900
Daher unveils new features of its Model Year 2016 TBM 900 very fast turboprop aircraft.
The Model Year 2016 version of Daher’s TBM 900 very fast turboprop aircraft incorporates improvements to further enhance flight envelope protection, improve warning identification and facilitate flight planning. These enhancements, which are being detailed during this week’s the Singapore Airshow at the Changi Exhibition Centre, were introduced with Garmin’s new software release for the G1000 V15 avionics suite – which is the TBM 900’s all-glass cockpit configuration.
The enhancements include:
- Flight envelope monitoring through the Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) and the Under-speed Protection (USP) systems, both of which have been added to the autopilot. These electronic monitoring and stability augmentation systems assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a stable flight condition when flight parameters are exceeded.
- New aural alerts for stall, overspeed, landing gear extension and oxygen mask use. These alerts replace aural sounds for better warning identification.
- An AOA (Angle of Attack) sensor with visualization on the cockpit’s Primary Flight Display electronic instruments.
- Two-way wireless link-up to the aircraft’s Garmin G1000 all-glass cockpit avionics suite from a mobile device that runs the Garmin Pilot™ application. This Bluetooth® linkup is via Garmin’s Flight Stream 210 wireless gateway, and enables the syncing of prepared flight plans and streaming of GPS, weather, traffic and other information to/from the avionics system.