Daher-Socata Tampico TB9C – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Daher-Socata Tampico TB9C to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Daher-Socata Tampico TB9C
AIRCRAFT NAME
Tampico TB9C
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Daher-Socata
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
505 nm
SPEED
118 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$115000
ENGINES
Lycoming Ly O-320-D2A 1
WINGSPAN
32 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Aerospatiale of France designed the aircraft as a trainer. Technically, the aircraft is built by SOCATA, a subsidiary of EADS. The TB-9 was first sold in 1990 and is powered by a 160 hp Lycoming engine. Because of its design as a trainer, handling is stable and predictable. In maximizing performance as a trainer, the fixed-pitch propeller is optimized for climb rather than cruise. Even so, its performance is on par with the Cessna 172. The cockpit has a modern design and layout, and is comfortable for its occupants.