2There is no compromise with the TBM 700 The TBM 700 goes faster and farther than the Meridian; while carrying more passengers and payload!Sources sited for this material are the Pilots Operating Handbooks (POH) of each aircraft.
3SpeedMax Cruise Speed.Knots True AirspeedNote: DLX is the Rocket Engineering Jet Prop DLX.*(Source: AOPA July, 2000)
13Conclusion: No Compromise! The TBM 700 is faster than the Meridian, or the DLX.The TBM 700 has greater range than the Meridian, or the DLX.The TBM 700 has a much greater payload capability than the Meridian, or the DLX.The TBM 700 offers greater performance and versatility to the owner/ operator.