- 2012 Sun N’ Fun
- On the picture Michel Adam de Villiers, VP Sales Socata North America, Dr Bruce Feldstein and his son Nate, Charlie Holomek, Socata North America VP Customer Support, Ken Dono.
Lakeland, Florida, March 30, 2012 –As 2012 Sun’N’Fun International Fly-In & Expo will fold its wings this week-end, DAHER-SOCATA announced the sale of a brand-new TBM 850 to Dr. Bruce Feldstein of New Hampshire.
The sale contract was won by Ken Dono, Director of Sales at Columbia Aircraft Sales, TBM distributor for the northeastern USA.
This is the first time we have sold a TBM 850 during Sun’n Fun, which is the first show of the season in North America, It’s a wonderful conclusion for our participation to the show and an encouraging sign of the market.” explained Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice-President of DAHER-SOCATA Airplane Division and President of SOCATA North America. “I want to welcome Mr. Feldstein in the TBM family and thank the sales team and Columbia in particular”, he concluded.
DAHER-SOCATA’s TBM 850 is world’s fastest single engine turboprop aircraft, with a maximum cruising speed of 320 KTAS at 26,000 ft. It combines typical cruising speed and travel times of light jets with economical direct operating costs, range and excellent payload of turboprop aircraft.
DAHER-SOCATA has extended in 2012 its Exclusive Maintenance Program to cover scheduled maintenance costs for the original retail customer through the aircraft’s fifth annual inspection, or up to 1,000 total flight hours – whichever comes first.
DAHER is a European integrated equipment and services supplier. Independent medium-size company DAHER develops its “industry & services” model in the aerospace, nuclear, defense and industry sectors, concentrating on three core activities: manufacturing, services and transport, which it builds into a global offer.
With a robust engineering-based approach, DAHER is able to deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to its industrial customers.
Founded in 1863, DAHER is international with 7,500 men and women in 14 countries over the world. DAHER has a 1.1 billion-dollar annual turnover. As of December 31, 2011, it holds a 2.5 billion euros backlog representing 3 years turnover.
DAHER-SOCATA, DAHER group’s aerospace activities, boasts a global and original offering which brings together its expertise as aircraft manufacturer, airframe supplier, industrial and logistics service provider. All are backed by advanced technological specialities. DAHER-SOCATA’s expertise in these fields and the organization of their synergies enable them to provide manufacturers with specific offers in each segment of the aerospace market: commercial and military aircraft, regional aircraft, helicopters and business aircraft.
This offer is supported and tier-1 equipment manufacturers, with established expertise in four complementary activities presenting a wealth of synergies: aircraft manufacturing, aerostructures, services and technology specialties.
DAHER-SOCATA celebrated last year the 100th anniversary of continuous aircraft production, marking a legacy that began in 1911 with its predecessor company – Aeroplanes Morane-Saulnier.
For more information, visit www.daher.com.