Thursday, November 7, 2013
Daher-Socata Appoints Jet Mach As TBM distributor For Mexico
"We have sold more than 60 aircraft with value exceeding $800 million dollars, which positions our company as a major player in the business aviation market in Latin America," explained Rene Garza, President and Founder of Mach Jet. "We found that the TBM 850 very fast turboprop, especially with its outstanding performance from high altitude airports in Northern Mexico, was just the plane we need to complete our offer."
"With a fleet of 1161 turbine aircraft today, Mexico is the fifth largest market for business aircraft after the U.S., the European Union, Brazil and Canada," explained Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of DAHER-SOCATA's Airplane business unit. "Jet Mach was very interested in our TBM aircraft and had an impressive sales record in representing leading aircraft manufacturers of large jets or helicopters, making it an obvious choice for us."
"We share common values such as team work, integrity, skills and experience – all of which are key to lasting success in the Latin America business aviation market," he added.
ABOUT THE TBM 850
DAHER-SOCATA's TBM 850 is the 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 current version – as well as the ability to land at small airports are some of its customers' favorite features. TBM 850 Elite offers to owners the unique capability of tailoring the cabin to host 4 or 6 persons on board. Since its launch in 2005, the TBM 850 became and international success with 326 units delivered as of September 30, 2013. At this date, the overall TBM 700/TBM 850 fleet of 650 aircraft had exceeded more than 1.1 million flight hours. Visit www.tbm850.com.
DAHER-SOCATA is the aerospace & defense division of the DAHER Group. DAHER is a tier-1 equipment supplier to the high-technology industries. An independent intermediate-sized company, DAHER deploys its integrated equipment and services supplier model across the aerospace & defense, nuclear & energy and capital goods industries sectors, and its growth is centered on complementary sets of expertise (Industrial Design and Manufacturing, Integrated Industrial SupportTM), combined into a comprehensive global offering. With a robust engineering-based approach, DAHER is able to deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to its industrial customers. Visit www.daher.com.