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DAHER-SOCATA to Commemorate 100 Years of Aircraft Building at EAA AirVenture

DAHER-SOCATA will commemorate 100 years of aircraft manufacturing at the EAA AirVenture, an annual aviation gathering – held this year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Executives of the DAHER Group will stop the centennial countdown clock during a news conference at the event to symbolise the opening of a new century for the company.

“We are inviting AirVenture attendees to join our centennial celebration highlighting 100 years of continuous aviation innovation," said Nicolas Chabbert, the President of SOCATA North America. “They will have the opportunity to see the progress from our roots with Morane-Saulnier’s pioneering aircraft to the latest TBM 850, which covers such advances as introduction of the sliding canopy to the TBM 700 as the first pressurised civilian single-engine turboprop aircraft.”

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About DAHER-SOCATA DAHER is a European integrated equipment and services supplier. The company specializes in the aerospace, nuclear, defense and industry sectors, concentrating on three core activities: manufacturing, services and transport, which it builds into a global offer. Founded in 1863, DAHER is an independent, international group with installations in 12 countries. DAHER has tripled in size over six years to reach an annual turnover of 740 million Euros in 2009. DAHER-SOCATA, DAHER group’s aeronautics division, boasts a global and original offering to serve airframe manufacturers and tier-1 equipment manufacturers, with established expertise in four complementary activities presenting a wealth of synergies: aircraft manufacturing, aerostructures, services and technology specialties. In 2011, DAHER-SOCATA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of continuous aircraft production, marking a legacy that began in 1911 with its predecessor company – Aeroplanes Morane-Saulnier. For more information, visit and