08 February 2011
New Daher Socata representatives in the UK, JetBrokers Europe, are to open their new Socata sales and support operation at London Oxford Airport.
Adrian Munday has been appointed as Director and General Manager of the new organisation, created to provide sales and customer support for the SOCATA-DAHER TBM 850 fast business turboprop within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Entrepreneur John Merry, a long time TBM owner and founder of JetBrokers Europe, was awarded the exclusive distributorship, which includes taking responsibility for maintenance, technical support and spare parts provision, at last October’s NBAA business aviation show in Atlanta.
“We are delighted Adrian has agreed to join the team and lead this exciting programme,” said John Merry. “The six-seat TBM 850 is the ultimate owner pilot aircraft, with excellent economics – as much as half the cost of a comparable light jet in terms of direct operating costs – combined with a very low environmental footprint,” he added. Currently there are 17 TBM 850s flying with private owners in the UK.
Business Development Director at London Oxford Airport, James Dillon-Godfray remarked “It is a great opportunity to host this new sales and support operation for the TBM aircraft. Oxford is geared to provide an ideal central-UK location and the infrastructure to give sales and support companies what they need to grow their businesses and client base with ease of access, a GA-friendly environment, yet within just an hour’s drive of London. It’s worth noting that in years gone by, CSE Aviation here once represented Socata at Oxford, so history is repeating itself”
The TBM 850 is the world’s fastest single turboprop aircraft, with a maximum cruising speed of 320 KTAS at Flight level 260 (ISA Conditions) It combines cruising and trip times of a light jet with the economic direct operating costs, range and moderate environment signature of a turboprop engine. The TBM 850’s maximum range and useful load along with its ability to land at the smaller peripheral airport are some of its customers’ favourite features.
For further information:
JetBrokers Europe – Adrian Munday
Mobile: +44 (0) 7599 174184
Tel +44 (0)1962 736600
Business Development Director
London Oxford Airport
Tel: +44 (0)1865 290710