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Daher appoints Exec Aero as the U.S. TBM Service Center for Central Florida

September 28, 2015 – Daher today announced the appointment of Orlando, Florida-based Exec Aero LLC as the TBM Service Center serving TBM customers based in Central Florida, and for all visiting TBM aircraft to the world’s “capital city” of entertainment parks.

Exec Aero was created by former employees of Flight Express Inc., a cargo and courier company that was one of the largest FAA Part 135 carriers in the United States. Flight Express was well known for its strict adherence to the highest quality standards in aircraft maintenance, fleet management and business management.

“We selected Exec Aero because its team showed all of the positive attributes for great customer service, which was confirmed by the many years of experience in this sector, » said Charles A. Holomek, Vice-President Customer Support for the Americas of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit.
“In addition, the company’s base at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) is close to the SimCom training center, which is our partner for TBM training. This creates the possibility for pilot-owners and operators to service their aircraft while they attend training courses.”

Nathan T. Marler, Exec Aero’s General Manager, said the relationship with Daher began in 2012 when Exec Aero repaired its first aircraft from the TBM very fast turboprop family.  “We had a good look at the aircraft and decided it was definitely something different,” he explained.  “We’ve carried forward our passion and pride for the TBM, and are now pleased to offer more support as a TBM Service Center.”

Marler noted that Exec Aero offers an excellent opportunity to serve TBM owners who want to enjoy the Orlando area’s local attractions and its many leisure offerings. “In addition, our close proximity to Daher’s U.S. headquarters at Pompano Beach Airpark allows us to work closely with the company on all aspects of factory support and service to TBM owners –both during and after business hours, along with our AOG [aircraft on ground] program,” he added.

About the TBM 900www.tbm.aero
The TBM 900 is the latest member in Daher’s TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft. It offers superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. – and high efficiency with a 1,730 naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption at economy cruise of 37 U.S. gallons per hour. This results from aerodynamic improvements, along with other aircraft enhancements. The maximum range and useful load, as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of its customers’ favorite features.

As of September 15, 2015, deliveries of TBM 900s brought the total number of TBM-series aircraft received by customers to 745, with this global fleet accumulating more than 1.2 million flight hours.

About Daherwww.daher.com
Daher is an equipment supplier developing Integrated Industrial systems for aerospace and advanced technologies.

By combining its expertise in industrial manufacturing, product and process engineering, logistics and transport, and industrial services, Daher designs and develops Integrated Industrial Systems. Daher has established itself as a leader in 5 fields of activity: aircraft manufacturer, aerostructures and systems, integrated logistics, nuclear services, and valves.

Daher posts annual turnover of nearly one billion euros, and its order book stands at around three and a half years of turnover. Driven by bold innovation ever since it was founded in 1863, Daher has established itself today as one of the major players of the 3rd industrial revolution.

Contact for the media – Airplane Business Unit
Philippe de Segovia
E-mail p.de-segovia@daher.com
Tel +33 (0)6 70 21 70 47

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