- 16 Jun 2021
- Sherryn de Vos
- AvBuyer Africa Articles
The average retail price for a pre-owned TBM 940 ranges between $4.57m (2021 model) and $3.8m (2019 model), according to Aircraft Bluebook’s Summer 2021 data. The equipped price for a 2021 TBM 940 was $4.361m (with standard equipment) and $4.575m (with Daher’s special ‘Elite’ package), according to the OEM. As the aircraft becomes more established on the pre-owned market, there will be greater variances in prices, even between aircraft from the same year of manufacture, driven by an aircraft’s maintenance condition, the time on the airframe and engine, and various other factors, including price depreciation.
There are a number of aircraft at the high end of the light turboprop market, such as the Piper M600/SLS. The M600/SLS can seat up to six, and has a maximum range of 1,658nm, with a maximum speed of 274ktas. Another option in this segment is the Pilatus PC-12 NGX, which has a range of 1,803nm and a maximum cruise speed of 290ktas. It can hold up to 10 passengers.
The TBM 940 is highly automated, and includes automated anti-icing protection and an autothrottle system, which automates engine power control and monitoring. The TBM 940 is also one of the first aircraft in the world to have an automatic emergency landing system, called HomeSafe.
Like the TBM 940, the TBM 910 is one of the newer models in the TBM line. The primary difference is in the avionics, with the TBM 940 offering a Garmin G3000 with touchscreen controller, whereas the TBM 910 has a Garmin G1000 NXi avionics system with a physical keypad.
Daher TBM 940 Turboprop Overview
By Gerrard Cowan
The Daher TBM 940 was introduced to the market in 2019, and offers a range of 1,730nm, a maximum cruise speed of 330ktas, and a capacity for up to five passengers. The aircraft has a Garmin G3000 flight deck.
What features does the Daher TBM 940 offer?
The Daher TBM 940 is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66D turboprop engine. The aircraft also boasts the TBM e-copilot concept, which provides a range of functions to support the pilot, from an angle of attack (AOA) indicator to emergency descent mode (EDM).
Daher draws particular attention to the aircraft’s advanced aerodynamics, with the TBM 940, like its predecessors in the TBM family, incorporating a combination of aluminum, steel alloys, titanium, and advanced composite materials to offer very high levels of strength and durability, at a low weight.
What came before and after the Daher TBM 940?
The TBM 940 is the most modern of the TBM range, having been certified in 2019. It is the latest in a long line of aircraft that have made a significant impact on the light turboprop market, stretching back to the TBM 700, produced under the SOCATA brand (a company that was acquired by Daher in stages between 2008 and 2014).
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