Aerospatiale-Socata TB-20 Trinidad

Missions
. Advanced Training
. IFR Training
. Surveillance
. Travel
. High-speed long distance liaison
Overview
The Socata TB 20 Trinidad GT is a metal semi-monocoque, single-engine aircraft with a constant-speed propeller and retractable landing gear.

It combines the proven airframe of the Trinidad with the latest aviation technology, driven by Socata's major role as an aerostructure supplier on the Airbus A330/A340. For example, the upper fuselage panels are made of a carbon-fiber/honeycomb sandwich, a light, extremely robust material that can be used to make complex forms.

Windows are flush-mounted for maximum streamlining.

With the Trinidad GT, we have made a nearly perfect blend of comfort and performance even better. We rounded the fuselage to give you more cabin space, while also improving aerodynamics.

The wingtips are derived from those on the TBM700, the fastest single-engine turboprop aircraft in the world. As a final touch, the footsteps retract automatically along with the landing gear.
Configuration

Single engine
Low-wing monoplane with semi-monocoque metal construction
Certified to FAR 23, amendments 1 to 16 for VFR or IFR operations
subject to equipment
Additional benefits to include
Single wing spar

Tilt out panel for easy access to avionics
Triple anti-corrosion protection
Seats : 2 forward, bech for 2 or 3 aft

Powerplant

Manufacturer :
 Lycoming
Type :
 IO-540-C4 D5D 6 cyl.
Power rating :
 250 HP at 2,575 RPM
Recommended TBO :
 2,000 hours

Propeller

Manufacturer :
 Hartzell
Diameter :
 80 in
2.03 m 
Type :
 Constant speed
Blades :
 2

Fuel

Fuel type :
 100 LL
Total tank capacity :
 88.8 US gal
336 l 
Usable fuel capacity :
 86.2 US gal
326 l 

Oil

Total oil capacity :
 13.3 US quarts
12,6 l

Weights

 Operating empty weight :
 1,911 lbs
867 kg 
 Max. take off weight (MTOW) :
 3,086 lbs
1,400 kg 
 Max. landing weigh :
 3,086 lbs
1,400 kg 
 Max. useful load :
 1,270 lbs
577 kg 
 Max. luggage capacity in storage :
 143 lbs
65 kg 
Max. wing loading :
 24.1 lbs/sq.ft
117.6 kg/m2 

Performances

Rate of climb (sea level - max weight) :  1,200 ft/mn  
Climb to 8,500 ft :
 9 mn 30 s

 

Max. cruis. speed 6,500 ft at 75% :
 163 KTAS
301 km/h 
Best eco.cruis.spd 6,500 ft at 65% :
 156 KTAS
272 km/h 
Demonstrated crosswind :
 25 kt

 

Maximum range :

 1,110 Nm

 

Certified ceiling :
 20,000 ft

 


Dimensions

Wing span :
 32.71 ft
9.97 m
Length :
 25.43 ft
7.75 m
Height :
 9.35 ft
2,85 m
Wing area :
 128.1 sq.ft
11.9 m2
Dihedral :
 630

 

Wing airfoil :
 RA16 C3

 

Cabin length :
 8.30 ft
2,53 m
Cabin width :
 4.20 ft
1.28 m
Cabin height :
 3.94 ft
1.20 m
Wheel track :
 7.12 ft
2,17 m