The high performance business aircraft will a key tool for the development of an Eastern Europe company.
EADS Socata announces today the delivery of its first TBM 700 to M. Jindrich Zivotsky CEO of OKAY s.r.o. based in Brno, Czech Republic, for its corporate transportation needs.
OKAY is a leading consumer electronics specialty retailer with 47 shops in the Czech and Slovak Republic and has plans to develop its business in neighboring countries such as Poland.
“The brand new TBM 700C2 we have purchased will ease the frequent travels of our executives needed by our expansion in Europe.” stated Jindrich Zivotsky CEO of OKAY.
“We are glad to welcome OKAY as our first Czech Republic customer and we are proud that our airplane will be a key tool for their development and we wish them great success. “ replied Stephane Mayer, CEO of EADS Socata.
The TBM 700C2 introduced last year is a direct result of EADS Socata’s philosophy of continued product development to meet customer needs. It delivers improved payload/range performance to TBM operators, with a maximum mission distance of 1565 NM (with a 45-min reserve) with an 864-lbs (392-kg) payload, easing communications within Europe.
EADS Socata is the leading general aviation manufacturer in Europe, with the Caribbean-series represented by the single-engine Trinidad GT and the high-performance TBM 700 aircraft. Wholly owned by the EADS group, EADS Socata generated $200 million USD in sales in 2003 and employs 1,080 people in France and the United States.
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