Biggin Hill-based Flying Smart has been appointed as an authorised TBM distributor for the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
The company made the announcement at the EAA convention at Oshkosh, saying that the agreement will become effective before the end of 2015.
As part of the deal Flying Smart also placed orders for two TBM 900s, with both aircraft due for delivery in 2016.
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The CEO and founder of Flying Smart is French businessman David Fabry, who will pursue business opportunities as the new TBM distributor in partnership with the Flying Group – a leading European business aviation operator based in Antwerp, Belgium.
Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice president of Daher’s Airplane Business Unit said: “David Fabry will bring an invaluable set of resources to the TBM distribution network through his intimate product knowledge as a TBM pilot and owner. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation in further developing our TBM sales in Europe.”
Fabry is the current chairman of the TBMOPA – Europe, the European chapter of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association.
David Fabry added: “We thank Daher for its confidence and look forward to developing our business relationships. As a customer myself, I can understand and anticipate expectations of future TBM owners in our distributorship’s regions. We are ready to offer customers the high level of service they deserve.”