Socata TBM 850

One of the fastest single-engine turboprop planes in the world, the Socata TBM 850 offers the convenience, safety, and speed of a very light jet while providing the ease of use, smaller size, and economic benefits of a turboprop plane.

Aircraft Specifications




Turbo Prop



Enclosed Lavatory


Maximum range

1191 nm

Max payload

849 lb

Take off distance

2,840 ft

Climb rate

2,005 fpm

Cruise speed

368 mph (or 317 ktas)

Cruise altitude

31,000 ft

Cabin Height

4 ft

Cabin Width

3 ft 11 in

Cabin Length

13 ft 3 in

Cabin Volume

143 cu ft

Baggage Capacity

30 cu ft (internal), 5.9 cu ft (external)

Socata TBM 850 charter flight prices

At JetLevel, prices for a charter flight on the Socata TBM 850 range between $1,700 and $3,700 per hour. Final costs depend on the customer’s departure city, destination, and flight schedule. Contact JetLevel for more information on booking a charter flight.

A great alternative to the VLJ

The very light jet class usually offers greater speeds and more space than those of the turboprop class, but at higher costs. The Socata TBM 850 was designed to compete with the VLJ class by offering an economic option. With a maximum range of about 1,200 nautical miles and cruising speed of 368 miles per hour, this aircraft can help you and your passengers get to where you need quickly and safely.

With seating optimal for four passengers, the Socata TBM 850 is a great choice for business professionals making trips up to 1,200 nautical miles. Possible routes include Los Angeles to Seattle, New York to Orlando, or Chicago to Dallas.

Why use a single-engine plane?

The Socata TBM 850 utilizes just one engine, which can help lower operating costs and the overall weight of the plane. The aircraft boasts a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-66D engine, which has a potential of 1,825 horsepower. Because the engine has been flat-rated at 850, it can perform well at extreme temperatures, still yielding high cruise speeds and climb rates under harsh conditions.

Premium cabin features

While the cabin of the Socata TBM 850 isn’t as large as those of other turboprop planes, it utilizes the space it does have well. The four chairs are arranged in a double-club configuration for easy conversation and feature folding armrests and adjustable backrests. Each seat also has its own fresh-air vent and a reading light. Power-outlets are also available throughout the cabin. A dual-zone heating and cooling system keeps the passengers and crew comfortable during the flight.

Speedy and safe

The Socata TBM 850 has high cruising speeds and altitudes, a combination that helps you save money on fuel. Because planes use less fuel at higher altitudes, getting high in the sky quickly is a priority when it comes to saving money. With a climb rate of 2,005 feet per minute, the Socata TBM 850 can climb from sea level to 26,000 feet above sea level in just 15 minutes, and 31,000 feet above sea level in 20, under standard conditions.

An updated cockpit

Socata updated the cockpit from the TBM 700 model for the 850 model, opting to use the Garmin G1000 avionics system. This system is very light and not very bulky, which frees up additional storage space in the aircraft. It’s also very easy for pilots to use. The system comes with color weather radar, a Terrain Avoidance System, and two digital Air Data Computers.

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