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2019 TBM 910 Gets G1000Nxi Avionics, Automatic Deicing

 - April 2, 2019, 2:20 PM
The 2019-edition Daher TBM 910 includes improved Garmin G1000NXi avionics,an automatic icing detection system, and several interior enhancements. (Photo: Chad Trautvetter/AIN)

Daher is adding a multitude of avionics, safety, and interior upgrades to its 2019-edition TBM 910, the French aircraft manufacturer announced Tuesday at Sun ‘n‘ Fun 2019 in Lakeland, Florida. These enhancements include Garmin G1000NXi avionics and an automatic icing detection system, the latter of which is also on the new TBM 940 that was unveiled last month.

When icing or ice accretion is detected by an externally mounted sensor, the TBM’s automatic icing detection system will activate deicing for the airframe, windshield, propeller, and engine particle separator. “This added protection is part of our constant drive to use intelligent functionality in further improving safety and operability, and are firsts for production aircraft in the TBM’s category,” said Nicolas Chabbert, senior v-p of Daher’s airplane business unit. “These new standards redefine the ultimate private aircraft: user-friendly, safe, and efficient for both pilots and passengers.”

Meanwhile, the TBM 910’s improved G1000NXi avionics suite adds ground-based anti-collision system Surface Watch, Baro Vnav approach capability, and visual approach assistance. In the cabin, Daher has incorporated redesigned seats that are more ergonomic, added thermal insulation for the cabin sidewalls, and incorporated a new central shelf that can hold tablet computers. In addition, the cabin also includes 115-volt electrical outlets and more USB ports, bringing the latter to ports to six for passengers and three for pilots.