Parker Aerospace announced about the availability of its Cleveland aircraft Wheel and Brake conversion kit for the Daher TBM 900, TBM 930, and the current production TBM 940 single-engine turboprop aircraft.
High-strength forging is one of the design features of the new wheel that has been optimized to provide a 14.7 percent weight reduction. The addition of rupture discs in the wheel enhancements help in preventing accidental over-inflation of tires and a sleeker, bold design that better integrates with the stylish look of the Daher TBM 900 and 930 models.
Parker redesigned the housing to be free of helical inserts for brake improvements and to incorporate wear-pin indicators, making tools unnecessary to check minimum wear-life thickness. Also, the number of nuts and bolts used to fasten the torque tube and housing together is optimized for 3.7 percent weight reduction and easier assembly and maintenance.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized the technical standard order of the Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division for the aaftermarket configuration of the wheels and brakes of the Daher TBM 900 and 930 models. Also, the new wheels and brakes will become the original equipment on the newly manufactured turboprops.
“Daher’s TBM family and aircraft holds the distinction of being among the fastest single-engine production airplanes in existence while also being elegantly stylish,” said Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake Business Team Leader Tom Dorinsky. “We are thrilled to provide owners and operators of these high-performance airplanes with a wheel and brake conversion kit that matches up to their standards.”