Aviation News

Keystone Aviation expands its North American sales territory
for the Daher TBM very fast turboprop aircraft
 

Salt Lake City, Utah, – Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air Company, has enlarged the sales coverage for Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, adding four Canadian provinces and one additional U.S. state to its area of responsibility. 

The new geographic zone comprises the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in Canada, along with the most northwestern U.S. state – Alaska.  This territory is in addition to the company’s previous coverage across the U.S. states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana.

“We’ve had a fruitful 10-year partnership with Keystone Aviation in promoting and supporting our very fast turboprop aircraft throughout the Northwestern United States,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “The next step is to build on this relationship by expanding into Western Canada and Alaska.

Headquartered at Salt Lake City International Airport, Keystone Aviation has been a TBM dealer since 2006, with its experienced sales team achieving continuous growth in the company’s dealership business activity for new aircraft. 

“With our expanded sales territory, we will be able to introduce the TBM’s benefits of speed, comfort and efficiency to many potential new customers,” said Brian Jones, Keystone Aviation’s TBM Sales Director. “The TBM family appeals to owners and operators who desire an aircraft built to commercial airline standards with point-to-point performance equivalent to light jets, while having the ability to operate on almost any runway.”

About Keystone Aviation

A TAC Air Company, Keystone Aviation offers “The Complete Solution” of charter, maintenance, management and sales & brokerage aviation services.  For over 20 years, Keystone Aviation has been an industry leader in safety and innovation. In addition to Keystone Aviation’s proprietary safety management system (SMS), audits by third-party industry examiners including Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and Wyvern are continually performed. For more, visit: www.keystoneaviation.com

About the TBM 900

 www.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.Through 2015, deliveries of TBM 900s brought the total number of TBM-series aircraft received by customers to 767, with this global fleet accumulating some 1.3 million flight hours. 

About Daher

 www.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 five 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 third industrial revolution.

Daher 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

S.S. Chadha.WINGS CHAMBER

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MERIDIAN AIR CHARTER ADDS

FALCON 2000 TO WEST COAST FLEET

Falcon 2000 (N411YF) Exterior

Teterboro, NJ, March 1, 2016 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, is pleased to announce the addition of a Falcon 2000 (N411YF) to its growing West Coast fleet of private business jets. This large cabin aircraft, completed in 2001 and refurbished in 2014, seats up to ten passengers. It is based at San Jose International Airport in San Jose, CA, and it is immediately available for charter (Certificate IMJA053F).

The Falcon 2000 is a long range, twin-engine business jet that offers the perfect combination of luxury and efficiency. The aircraft has a range of up to 3,130 statute miles with a maximum cruise speed of 475 mph. It comes fully-equipped with all of the features and amenities expected from today’s discerning business traveler: leather club seating, a full galley with microwave and convection ovens, coffee maker and espresso machine, private lavatory with sink, and berthable seats that can accommodate three beds that could sleep up to four people.

The aircraft also features the latest technology, including complimentary domestic Wifi, two iPad Pro tablets, an inflight satellite phone system, large 18” bulkhead monitors with Airshow® 3D moving maps, individual viewing monitors, and a multimedia entertainment center that features a DVD/CD player.

Chris Battaglia, Director of Charter Sales, says, “This Falcon 2000 is a great addition to our Northern California fleet. It is our second aircraft based near Silicon Valley, but it’s our first heavy jet in the region. This means that we can now offer our customers more versatility for both domestic and international trips. As we continue to build our West Coast fleet, our focus will be to increase the range of options with late-model aircraft while always maintaining our high safety standards.

Meridian currently manages a wide range of aircraft types that are available for private charter: Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Falcon 7X, Falcon 900EX EASy, Falcon 2000EX EASy, Falcon 2000, Challenger 605, Challenger 604, Challenger 601, Gulfstream G200, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 800XP, Citation XLS, and Citation VII. Other aircraft types can also be obtained through Meridian’s extensive network of qualified operators.

About Meridian

Meridian is a full-service, private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ, located just minutes from New York City. Meridian owns and operates businesses that include Air Charter, Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance, and a world-class Executive Terminal / FBO. We also have charter sales offices located throughout California, including Hayward Executive Airport (HWD), Van Nuys Airport (VNY), San Jose International Airport (SJC), and Sonoma County Airport (STS). In 2016, the company is planning to open its second FBO at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, CA.

Meridian has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its exceptional service and high safety standards: 2015 Best US & Northeast FBO by FltPlan.com; 2015 Best CSRs by Professional Pilot PRASE Survey (#3 for Victor Seda and #4 for Betsy Wines); 2015 Best FBO at TEB by AIN FBO Survey; 2015 Best FBO at TEB by Professional Pilot PRASE Survey; ARG/US Platinum Rated; IS-BAO Registered (Stage 2); Wyvern Wingman Certified.

Falcon 2000 (N411YF) Cabin Fwd View

For more information, please visit our website at www.meridian.aero or call us at 201-288-5040.

S.S.Chadha. WINGS CHAMBER