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FLYING Smart’s new UK base supports its role as a Daher TBM authorized distributor

Biggin Hill, UK, September 22, 2015 – Daher today congratulated FLYING Smart on the opening of its new operations base at London-Biggin Hill Airport in the United Kingdom, which will serve the company’s role as a recently-appointed authorized distributor for Daher’s TBM family of very fast turboprop aircraft.

The facility’s inauguration was held in conjunction with the Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) event being held at London-Biggin Hill Airport.

FLYING Smart – a partner of the FLYINGGROUP, an Antwerp-based leading European business aviation operator – has been designated as Daher’s TBM authorized distributor for the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Managed by David Fabry, a TBM pilot and owner, FLYING Smart offers its clients the FLYINGGROUP’s capabilities in all aspects of aircraft ownership and travel needs, along with its own expertise in TBM operations.

« We congratulate David on the opening of FLYING Smart’s new headquarters, which will be the TBM sales and demonstration center in the British Isles, » said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice-President of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit. “We will follow David’s development with interest, as he is going to introduce new types of services that ultimately could be extended across our network.”

Fabry said today’s BBGAD event at London-Biggin Hill Airport enables the UK business and general aviation sector to learn more about TBM aircraft, and hear initial details of FLYING Smart’s services – with more information on its expansion plans to be disclosed in the coming months.

“We thank Daher for its support, and we look forward to evolving our business through the host of services we will offer to our customers,” Fabry added.

About FLYING Smartwww.flyingsmart.aero
FLYING Smart is a London Biggin Hill based company aimed at distributing the TBM family of products from Daher (new and used), providing supporting its clients in every aspects of their aircraft ownership and travel needs as well as providing its partner, FLYING Group leading European business aviation operator with an entry-level alternative for their larger jets customers.

About FLYINGGROUPwww.flyinggroup.aero
Established in 1995, FLYINGGROUP is a leading European business jet operator, positing revenues of €65 million and managing a fleet of 30 medium and large aircraft worldwide. With aircraft based in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, Cannes, Bucharest and Athens, FLYINGGROUP accumulates some 8.000 flight hours yearly. FLYINGGROUP has an impeccable reputation, where safety (EBAA Gold Flight Safety award) and personalized service go hand-in-hand. FLYINGGROUP offers a onestop- shop for various needs such as charter, aircraft management, camo, aircraft maintenance, OCC and ground handling.

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. gal 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 the TBM 900 brought to 755 units the total number of TBMseries aircraft received by customers, 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 & systems, integrated logistics, nuclear services, and valves.

Daher posts turnover of nearly a 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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