Daher's aircraft division has further enhanced its support network coverage in Australia with the appointment of Airflite as a TBM authorised service centre, joining Airflite's previous MRO approval for Daher's Kodiak series of utility aircraft.
Airflite is based in Western Australia at two primary facilities, Perth International and Jandakot airports, with a maintenance hangar located in the southeast Australian state of Victoria at Moorabbin airport. The company brings an extensive range of support services for TBM and Kodiak, ranging from work on structural repairs, avionics, batteries, propellers, painting and non-destructive testing. Its mobile repair team is available for deployment across Australia to support Daher-built aircraft.
Airflite also is Daher's in-country aircraft sales representative for both the TBM and Kodiak.
To qualify as a TBM authorised service centre, the Airflite staff successfully completed Daher's training courses, including two-week mechanic training performed on-site by a Daher instructor, along with the presence of a representative to implement processes such as the TBM Total Care Program and warranty coverage.
"We've been extremely impressed with the scope and depth of Airflite's capabilities and its capacity, which is backed by rigorous internal training and a philosophy that mirrors Daher's strategy of empowering employees in advancing the culture of safety," says Raphael Maitre, vice president of customer support at Daher's aircraft division.
Airflite general manager Kristian Constantinides adds: "Our appointment by Daher as a TBM and Kodiak service centre is a recognition of our level of expertise and commitment to maintaining and servicing these aircraft. It is a testament to the trust Daher places in Airflite's capabilities. This designation not only enhances our reputation, but also reinforces our position in the aviation industry.
"We strongly believe in the potential of both aircraft in our region. For the vast landscapes of Australia, with many remote and challenging areas, the versatility and rugged design of the Kodiak is particularly appealing. The high performance and efficiency of the TBM series is advantageous for covering longer distances efficiently."