Daher-Socata Trinidad TB21 GT – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Daher-Socata Trinidad TB21 GT to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Daher-Socata Trinidad TB21 GT
AIRCRAFT NAME
Trinidad TB21 GT
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Daher-Socata
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
873 nm
SPEED
164 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$280000
ENGINES
Lycoming Ly TIO-540-AB1AD 1
WINGSPAN
32.75 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Aerospatiale of France designed the aircraft as the top of their piston single line. Technically, the aircraft is built by SOCATA, a subsidiary of EADS. The TB-21 was first sold in the U.S. in 1986. The design is modern and it takes significantly fewer parts, and labor hours, to build than its competition at Mooney and Bonanza.
 
A 250 hp turbocharged Lycoming powers the TB-21. The gull-wing cabin doors make entry and exit as easy as it can be for an over-wing entrance. While thought of as a four seater, you can actually seat three abreast in the rear seat. The cabin has a modern design and layout, and is comfortable for its occupants. Performance is respectable for its class, especially given is cabin size.