|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
The TBM-700 appeared on the scene in 1990 as the first fully pressurized, single-engine turboprop aircraft. The TBM series was designed to use advanced alloys and composite construction to offer strong structure and maximum access for maintenance operations. The Garmin avionics allow for single-pilot flights ranging from 1300-1700 miles. Five passengers can travel in pressurized comfort at over 300kts. Over 800 of all models have been delivered, with the TBM-930 selling for just over $4 million. As can be seen in the photos below, the newest models feature a restroom with privacy door.