The Socata TBM 850 stands as an executive transport and civil utility aircraft featuring a single turboprop engine. The genesis of the original TBM 700 model traces back to the Mooney 301 low-powered prototype. French companies Mooney and Socata collaborated on a new design based on the Mooney 301, emphasizing an augmented turboprop aircraft with a strong focus on speed, reliability, and performance. Perfected in the late 1980s and designated as the TBM 700, the Socata TBM 850 represents an enhanced version of this aircraft. Employing a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-66D engine, the power during cruise flight can be increased to 850 shp, resulting in a higher cruising speed, particularly at elevated altitudes. The exterior appearance of the TBM 850 remains unchanged from the standard TBM 700.
Red Box takes pride in offering a comprehensive range of ground power and support equipment tailored for the Socata TBM 850 aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more.
Our offerings include the RBSC100 continuous power unit—ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous powering during operations without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries. Additionally, the RB50A is available for starting the aircraft, minimizing the risk of hot starts. For the Socata TBM 850 aircraft, we also provide a combined start and continuous power unit within our TC3000 range.