Socata TBM 700A

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Socata TBM 700A

Exterior Dimensions

Aerocor Tbm 700a Side View Graphic

Side View

Aerocor Tbm 700a Top Down Graphic Copy

Top Down View

Aerocor Tbm 700a Front Facing Graphic

Front View

Exterior Dimensions
Overall Length 34 FT 11 IN
Overall Height 14 FT 4 IN
Wingspan  41 FT 7 IN
Horizontal Tail Span 16 FT 7 IN
Nose to Trailing Edge (T-Hangar Constrain) N/A
Landing Gear Base (Nose to Main) 9 FT 7 IN
Landing Gear Tread (Main to Main) 12 FT 8 IN

Interior Dimensions

Aerocor Tbm 700a Cross Section Graphic

Cross Section View

Aerocor Tbm 700a Cabin Top Down Graphic

Standard 6 Seat Configuration with 2 crew seats and 4 passenger seats

Internal Dimensions
Cabin Width 3 FT 11 IN
Cabin Length 14 FT 11 IN
Cabin Height  4 FT
Entry Width  2 FT 2 IN
Entry Height  3 FT  11 IN
Total Baggage Weight 330 lbs
  • FWD Compartment (non pressurized)
110 lbs
  • Aft Compartment (pressurized)
220 lbs

Design Weights and Capacities

Design Weights Capacity
Maximum Ramp Weight 6,614 lbs
Maximum Takeoff Weight 6,579 lbs
Maximum Landing Weight 6,250 lbs
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 6,001 lbs
Basic Empty Weight  4,050 lbs
Maximum Payload (No Payload) 1,951 lbs
Useful Load (No pilot) 2,564 lbs
Fuel Capacity (useable) at 6 lb/gal 281.6 lbs
Payload w/full fuel (No Pilot) 650 lbs


Takeoff Runway Length (Max. Takeoff Weight, Sea Level, ISA, Flaps TO, over a 50 foot obstacle) 2,133 ft
Maximum Altitude 30,000 ft
Maximum Cruise Speed (Mid-Cruise Weight, 26,000 ft, ISA) 300 KTAS
NBAA IFR Range (45 – min reserve, Max. Cruise Thrust) 1,205 nm
Landing Runway Length (Max. Landing Weight, ISA, Flaps LDG, from a 50 foot obstacle, level runway) 2,135 ft

Structural Design Limitations

Limit Speeds
Flap Extension Speeds
VFE 0° to Takeoff/Approach Extension 178 KIAS
VFE Takeoff/Approach to Landing Extension 122 KIAS
Landing Gear Operating and Extended Speeds
VLO (retracting) 128 KIAS
VLO (extending) 178 KIAS

History and General Description

The TBM 700A is the first aircraft in Daher Socata’s line of popular light business and utility aircraft. In 1990, the TBM 700A became the very first pressurized single-engine turboprop to become certified. Delivery of the aircraft began in 1991 and continued through the mid 1990’s up until the final aircraft in the fleet (Serial Number 0142) was delivered in the year 2000.

Powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine, the TBM 700A is known for both reliability and speed. With a maximum cruise speed of 300 knots, this aircraft has earned it’s place as one of the fastest single-engine turboprops.

The success of the TBM 700A led to numerous future iterations of the aircraft including the TBM 700B, 700C, 700C2, 850 Legacy, 850 Garmin G1000, 900, 910, and 930.