Toilet Option Now Available On Daher-Socata’s TBM
OK... ANN wants to finally bring a major and PRESSING issue out
into the open... as more and more GA manufacturers try to increase
the range of their products (Yay!), they've done NOTHING (Boo!),
nothing I tell you, to increase the range of the pilots... OK, only
a few have, and Daher-Socata has just joined the mix. Let's face
it, its really a bear to struggle all the way up to the Flight
Levels when ISA is but a pipe-dream... only to have to head for
terra firma well before flight-planned in order to answer nature's
For those of you of the TBM persuasion, however, such urgencies
no longer mean having to request a slam-dunk approach to Bumfucque
International Airpatch's infamous outhouse next to the fuel farm.
Thank you, folks...
Daher-Socata is introducing a toilet option on all TBM-series
aircraft. This option consists of a swap-out for the TBM’s
intermediate left seat with a potty seat, which can be installed
and removed within minutes. The potty seat includes a flushing
chemical toilet system that is widely used in the marine industry,
which is optimized for easy replacement and servicing.
The potty seat perfectly matches the TBM’s interior
leather and upholstery, and was developed in partnership with
Catherineau – the Bordeaux, France-based aircraft cabin
interior specialist and long-time partner of the TBM program. With
no weight penalty, this option is priced at $9,990, and is
available through the TBM international sales and support
“Recent customer surveys have shown that TBM operators are
flying increasingly longer distances with their aircraft, and we
decided the toilet option was an important step in offering
additional passenger comfort,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior
Vice-President of the Daher-Socata Airplane Division. “The
flushing chemical toilet’s design is optimized to keep things
simple, and is another example of how we respond to the operational
requirements of TBM owners.”
The potty seat was previewed during last week’s Lakeland
event, where a Model Year TBM 850 was displayed with the system.
“We received extremely positive feedback, along with several
on-the-spot orders for the option – confirming this is a
solution that will further increase the usability of all TBM-series
Since its launch in 2005, the TBM 850 program has resulted win
more than 200 aircraft sold, and over 150 delivered to customers
around the globe.