POMPANO BEACH, Florida — Daher formally opened the new location for its Airplane Business Unit’s U.S. headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided by company Chairman & CEO Patrick Daher and City Mayor Lamar Fisher.
The event attracted more than 300 attendees and brought approximately 30 TBM aircraft to Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), coinciding with the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) Safety seminar.
The new facility includes a 32,000-square-foot structural steel building, with resistance to winds of up to 150 knots.
Within the building, two temperature-controlled hangars – one of which is equipped with a three-ton overhead crane – host the TBM Service Center for TBM customers based in the southeastern U.S. The new TBM Service Center can accommodate eight TBM aircraft simultaneously, as well a full spare parts inventory in a dedicated storage area.
Nicolas Chabbert, president of Daher’s Socata North America Inc. subsidiary in the U.S., and who also is Senior Vice-President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit, said Pompano Beach Airpark was chosen because it continues Daher’s presence within Florida’s Broward County – where the U.S. operations have been located for 20 years – and remains a destination of choice for TBM customers.