Plane & Pilot
Monday, December 16, 2013

DAHER-SOCATA Appoints WingsOverAsia As Aircraft Sales Representative In Southeast Asia For The TBM 850

DAHER-SOCATA today announced the appointment of WingsOverAsia Pte Ltd (WOA) as a TBM Aircraft Sales Representative (ASR). The contract enables WOA to market the very fast turboprop aircraft throughout Asia on a non-exclusive basis. As a part of this partnership, WOA will exhibit a TBM 850 at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, which is one of the largest aviation events in Southeast Asia. During the show – to be held February 11-15 at the Changi Exhibition Center – WOA is organizing the Asia Aviators Gathering on February 15, bringing together the region's general aviation sector for a major meeting. WingsOverAsia is a private/executive aircraft flight support and aviation lifestyle services provider. It pioneered Asia's first and largest private aviation social network, and Asia's initial dedicated aviation lifestyle concierge that delivers facilitation services for the private/executive aviation community. With significant expertise in worldwide flight operations and ground handling, the company provides turnkey aircraft acquisition support and a spectrum of flight support.

WOA is recognized for its hardworking and dynamic team with well-rounded work-life experiences described on their website "Our agreement with WOA is in response to increasing customer interest in our TBM 850 Elite version throughout Southeast Asia," explained Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of DAHER-SOCATA's Airplane Business Unit. "The commitment of WingsOverAsia to support us through the events they organize led us to increase our partnership through this relationship." Yeow Meng, the WingsOverAsia principal, said nearly 80 percent of the organization's registered members hold pilot licenses, and it has a significant number of aircraft owners from the region in its database.

"We see a strong potential in our area for people who enjoy flying, as well as using a private aircraft avoid the complications of airline travel," he explained. "The TBM 850's attractive aspects and features appeal to licensed pilots and aircraft owners looking to upgrade."

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.

DAHER is a Tier-1 equipment supplier to 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 (design and manufacturing & integrated industrial support), 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. Created in 1863, DAHER is an international group, employing 7,500 men and women in 14 countries across the world. DAHER generates a turnover of 900 million euros (1.1 billion dollars), with an order book which stood at 2,580 million euros at 31/12/2011, corresponding to around 3 years of turnover. For more information, visit and .


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