Hartzell's 5-Blade Swept Prop Gets OK from FAA and EASA, Increases TBM Performance

The new design, specifically engineered for the single-engine TBM turboprop, delivers faster takeoff acceleration, higher cruise speeds and better climb, along with less noise.

About the TBM 850tbm850.com
DAHER-SOCATA’s TBM 850 is the world’s fastest single turboprop aircraft, with a maximum cruising speed of 320 KTAS at Flight Level 260 (in ISA conditions). It combines cruising speed and trip times of a light jet with the economic direct operating costs, range and moderate environmental signature of a turboprop engine. The maximum range and useful load – which are enhanced on the current version – as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of its customers’ favorite features. TBM 850 Elite offers owners the unique capability of tailoring the cabin to host four or six persons on board. Since its launch in 2005, the TBM 850 has become an international success, with 316 units delivered as of July 15, 2013. As of this date, the overall TBM 700/850 fleet – totaling more than 640 aircraft – had exceeded 1.1 million flight hours.

About Hartzell Propeller Inc. – hartzellprop.com

Hartzell Propeller is the leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing, with more than 4,000 propellers delivered annually to business, commercial and government customers. The company developed the next generation of propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology. It manufactures these blades using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics. With its ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell provides mission-optimized performance for customers. Hartzell Propeller traces its beginnings in 1917 to a business relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle of “Built on Honor” – a tradition that continues today.

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