Cruising at 325 kt. at FL 310 may seem leisurely by very-light-jet standards, but when that’s combined with a 20 min., 15 sec. climb to maximum cruise altitude, the TBM 900 can meet or beat the trip times of the Eclipse 550 and Cessna Citation Mustang on most missions. The latest iteration of the TBM single is at least 14 kt. faster than the TBM 850, based upon our observations when we flew each aircraft in late May. Compared to its predecessor, the new model also needs up to 23% less ...


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