The 2016 version of Daher’s TBM 900, unveiled at this week’s Singapore Airshow, incorporates improvements to enhance flight envelope protection, improve warning identification and facilitate flight planning.
These enhancements were introduced with Garmin’s new software release for the G1000 V15 avionics suite — which is the TBM 900’s all-glass cockpit configuration, company officials noted.
- 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 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.
Daher is also including the L-3 Lightweight Data Recorder from L-3 Aviation Products as standard equipment on the TBM 900 for voice and flight data recording,