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Socata TBM Model Comparison

Manufacturer Model TBM 700A TBM 700B TBM 700C2 TBM 850 TBM 850 G1000
Year Models 1990 to 1998 1999 to 2002 2003 to 2005 2006 to 2008 2008 to 2012
 
B&CA Equipped Price $1,370,250 $2,456,226 $2,697,000 $2,850,000 $3,049,620
Characteristics Seating 1+5/6 1+5/6 1+5/6 1+5/6 1+5/6
  Wing Loading 34.90 34.90 39.20 39.20 38.20
  Power Loading 14.30 9.40 10.56 10.56 10.56
  Noise (dBA) 76.20 76.20 76.20 76.20 76.20
 
Dimensions (ft) External Length 34.92 34.90 34.90 34.90 34.90
  Height 14.29 14.30 14.30 14.30 14.30
  Span 41.60 41.60 41.60 41.60 41.60
  Internal Length 13.29 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00
  Height 4.00 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.10
  Span 3.97 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
 
Power Engine P&WC P&WC P&WC P&WC P&WC
    PT6A-64 PT6A-64 PT6A-64 PT6A-66D PT6A-66
  SHP 700 shp 700/ISA+49° 700/ISA+49° 850/ISA+49° 850/ISA+49°
  TBO 3000* 3500* 3500* 3000* 3,000
 
Weights (lb) Max Ramp 6,614 6,614 7,430 7,430 7,430
  Max Takeoff 6,579 6,579 7,394 7,394 7,394
  Max Landing 6,250 6,250 7,024 7,024 7,024
  Zero Fuel 6,090b 5,783c 6,032c 6,761b 6,032c
             
  Average Empty Weight 4,260 4,420 4,704 4,698 4,789
  Max Payload 1,872 1,363 1,328 1,876 1,243
  Useful Load 2,354 2,194 2,726 2,732 2,641
             
  Max Fuel 281 useable 1,887 1,887 1,887 1,887 2,017
  Fuel Burn FL 260 50 50 50 67 67
  Payload-Max Fuel 467 307 839 845 845
 
Limits VMO 266 266 266 266 270
  VA 160 160 158 160 160
  Psi 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2
Airport TO (SL ISA) 2,133 2,133 2,840 2,840 2,840
Performance TO (5,000@25°C) 3,033 3,033 4,282 4,282 4,282
  Vso 61 61 65 65 65
  Vx 95 95 100 100 100
  Vy 123 123 124 124 124
Climb Rate (fpm) 1,847 15/FL 250 18/FL 250 18/FL 250 14/FL 250
  Gradient (ft/nm) 887 887 750 750 753
Ceilings (ft) Certificated 30,000 31000* 31000* 31000 31000
  Service 30,000 30,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
  Sea-level Cabin 14,600 14,390 14,390 14,390 14,390
Cruise Long Range TAS 237 237 249 253 255
  Fuel Flow 236 236 260 260 260
  Altitude FL 280 FL 280 FL 310 FL 310 FL 310
  Specific Range 1.004 1.004 0.958 0.973 0.981
  High Speed TAS 300 295 294 315 320
  Fuel Flow PPH/Gallons 364/55 364/55 364/55 446/67 436/67
  Altitude FL260 FL260 FL260 FL260 FL 260
  Specific Range 0.824 0.824 0.808 0.706 0.734
NBAA IFR            
Ranges            
(100 nm alt.) Exec. Payload Nautical Miles 967 967 1,074 1,100 1,150
  Average Speed 280 280 280 295 301
  Trip Fuel 1,074 1,074 1,196 1,196 1,490
  Specific Range/Altitude 0.900/FL280 0.900/FL280 0.898/FL 310 0.920/FL 310 0.772/FL 310
  Max Fuel** Nautical Miles 1,467 1,467 1,565 1,384 1,450
  Average Speed 285 285 245 253 253
  Trip Fuel 1,631 1,631 1,677 1,677 1,677
  Specific Range/Altitude 0.899/FL280 0.899/FL280 0.933/FL 310 0.825/FL 310 0.865/FL 310
  Ferry Nautical Miles 1,479 1,479 1,565 1,384 1,450
  Average Speed 280 280 275 295 253
  Trip Fuel 1,631 1,631 1,677 1,677 1,677
  Specific Range/Altitude 0.907/FL280 0.907/FL281 0.933/FL 310 0.825/FL 310 0.865/FL 310
Missions (4 pax) 300nm Runway 1.509 1.509 1880 1880 1880
  Flight Time 1 + 07 1 + 07 1 + 10 1 + 10 1 + 01
  Fuel Used 309 310 434 434 480
  PSR/Altitude 3.880/FL280 3.880/FL281 0.691/FL 260 0.691/FL 260 0.625/FL 260
  600 nm Runway 1,723 1,724 2,100 2,100 2,100
  Flight Time 2 + 09 2 + 09 2 + 12 2 + 01 1 + 59
  Fuel Used 648 649 805 1125 900
  PSR/Altitude 3700/FL280 0.926/FL 280 0.745/FL 260 0.533/FL 260 0.667/FL 280
  1000 nm Runway 1,936 1,936 2,450 2,450 2,450
  Flight Time 3 + 33 3 + 33 3 + 33 3 + 15 3 + 15
  Fuel Used 1,103 1,103 1,291 1,641 1,430
  PSR/Altitude 3.630/FL280 0.907/ FL 280 0.775/FL 260 0.609/FL 260 0.699/FL 280
Remarks Suggested Base Price   $1,370,250 $2,310,000 $2,495,000 $2,850,000 $2,919,850
  Certification Basis   FAR 23, 1990 FAR 23, 1990 FAR 23, 1990 FAR 23, 1990 FAR 23, 1990
*850 -shp max continuous with flaps retracted; RVSM; Garmin G1000; SVT; extended range tanks
*3000 TBO increased to 3500 hours with service bulletin SB-14261/112 complied with
*Must be RVSM equipped to operate at flight level 310



TBM-700 Operating Costs and Cost Comparison

Socata TBM 700 Operating Costs

Cost Category Basis Cost
Fuel Cost(1) 55 gal. per hour @ $5.00/gal. $275
Oil $7.00 per qt. every 15 hours $0.47
Prop Overhaul (2) $12,000 every 5,000 hours/6 Yrs. $10.00
General Maintenance (3) 1 hour maintenance per flight hour $120.00
Five-year Items $20,000 at 2,000 hrs. or 5 Yrs. $10.00
Hot Section Inspection (4) $25,000 at 1,750 hrs. $7.15
Engine Overhaul (4) $350,000 at 3,500 hrs. $100.00
Landing Gear Long Life Inspection $12,000 at 5,000 landings/7 Yrs. $2.40
Landing Gear Actuators $20,000 at 5,000 landings/7 Yrs. than every 10 Yrs $14.29
10 Year Inspection(6) $6,500 plus discrepancies $3.25
     
Total Direct Hourly Costs $542.56

(1) Calculated with average trip of 1 + 30
(2) Source: Hartzell Propeller
(3) Estimated $90/Hr. Labor and $30/Hr. Parts
(4) Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, Inc. w/S/B 14261 Complied with - 3,000 Hr. TBO Otherwise.
(5) Landing Gear is upgraded to 10 year inspection upon completion of first Long Life Inspection
(6) Cost based on average utilization of 200 flight hours per year

Direct Operating Costs Chart


TBM 700 Operating Costs



Total Annual Costs

Hours per Year   200 400 600
Direct Costs From Above $542.56 $542.56 $542.56
Insurance Estimated at $21,000/Yr. $105.00 $52.50 $35.00
Hangar Estimated at $15,000/Yr. $75.00 $37.50 $25.00
Training, Charts, Etc. Estimated at $3,500/Yr. $17.50 $8.75 $5.83
         
Total Costs (Owner Flown)   $740.06 $641.31 $608.39
Pilot Salary at $60,000/Yr. $300.00 $150.00 $100.00
         
Total Costs (With Pilot) $1040.06 $791.31 $708.39


Aircraft Comparison

Manufacturer Model Socata TBM-700 New Piper Meridian (1) Pilatus PC-12 Raytheon King Air C90B
Engine (P&WC) PT6A-64 PT6A-42A PT6A-67B PT6A-21
Power (ESHP) 700 500 1,200 550 (x2)
 
Seating 1+5/6 1+4/5 1+7/10 1+5/12
Range (2) 1,578 1,181 1,942 1,359
Range (3) 1,175 870 1,604 294
Average Speed 285 262 270 234
Direct Cost  Per Hr. (4) $336 $332 $353 $597
Dir. Cost/Mile $1.17 $1.27 $1.30 $2.55
 
Dimensions
-L (External)
-H
-W
34.9
14.3
41.6
29.5
11.3
43.0
47.3
14.0
53.3
35.5
14.3
50.3
Dimensions
-L (Internal)
-H
-W
Vol. (Cu. Ft.)*
15.0
4.1
4.0
188
12.4
3.1
4.2
171
16.9
4.8
5.0
332
12.4
4.8
4.5
197
Max T.O. Wt. 6,579 Lbs. 4,850 Lbs 9,920 Lbs 10,100 Lbs
T.O. Dist. (5) 2,136 Ft. 2,100 Ft. 2,300 Ft. 2,710 Ft.

(1)  Preliminary
(2)  Nautical Miles with Maximum Fuel IFR Reserves - No Alternate Required
(3)  Nautical Miles with Maximum Payload IFR Reserves - No Alternate Req'd.
(4)   Fuel Cost -$4.50/Gal.
    Maint. Labor/parts - $70.00/$30.00/Hr.
    Eng. Restoration - $100/Hr.
    Prop Restoration - $2.00/Hr.
(5) Sea Level ISA (*) An approximate calculation using the formula Pi*(.5*W)2*H
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