Moscow, Russia, September 17, 2010 – DAHER-SOCATA is exhibiting the TBM 850 for the second time at Moscow’s JetExpo business aviation exhibition, where the company today announced its initiation of the application process for Russian airworthiness certification of the very fast turboprop aircraft.
We received encouraging responses from potential customers for the TBM 850 during its first appearance at JetExpo in 2009,” said Nicolas Chabbert, DAHER-SOCATA’s Senior Vice President – Airplane Division. “As a result, we decided to apply for Russian certification this year. At the 2010 JetExpo show, our team also is starting the audit process for potential TBM service centers in CIS.”
With its fast cruise speed, excellent range and low operating costs, the TBM 850 is well suited to Russia’s business transportation requirements, according to Victor Kuklyaev, the General Director of Infinity Aviation – which is the authorized TBM 850 sales representative in Russia.
“In today’s challenging economic conditions, DAHER-SOCATA’s TBM 850 is just the type of aircraft that Russian business travelers are seeking for their personal transportation needs,” Kuklyaev said.
The TBM 850 is world’s fastest single turboprop aircraft, with a maximum cruising speed of 320 KTAS at Flight Level 260 (in ISA conditions). It combines cruising speed and trip times of a light jet with the economic direct operating costs, range and moderate environmental signature of a turboprop engine. The maximum range and useful load – which are enhanced on the new model – and the ability to land at small airports are some of its customers’ favorite features.
DAHER is a European integrated equipment and services supplier. DAHER specialises in the aerospace, nuclear, defence and industry sectors, concentrating on three core activities: manufacturing, services and transport, which it builds into a global offer. Founded in 1863, DAHER is an independent, international group with installations in 12 countries. DAHER has tripled in size over six years to reach an annual turnover of 740 million Euros in 2009.
DAHER-SOCATA, DAHER group’s aeronautics division, boasts a global and original offering to serve airframe manufacturers and tier-1 equipment manufacturers, with established expertise in four complementary activities presenting a wealth of synergies: aircraft manufacturing, aerostructures, technology services and specialties.
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