Mon, Nov 07, 2005
Companies Will Represent Columbia 350 and 400 in Brazil, France
Manufacturing Corporation (CAM) has announced that it has appointed
new International Sales Centers serving Brazil, France and Poland.
The firms will market, sell and support the Columbia 350 and 400
certified aircraft models in those countries.
"Our production capacity has increased dramatically and we're
committed to growing our distribution and support networks
internationally," said CAM Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Randy S. Bolinger. "We've already established representation in
more than a dozen countries with partners who share our corporate
values of providing exceptionally high levels of service and
support. We've taken considerable measures to ensure that our new
partners in Brazil, France and Poland are high-profile aviation
companies with excellent reputations and capabilities that will
exceed the expectations of our customers."
Columbia do Brasil, will serve Brazil from its base of
operations at Campos do Marte airport in Sao Paulo. Columbia do
Brasil will operate from the same facility where Audi Helic.pteros
runs the world's largest Robinson Helicopters distributorship and
HeliSolutions, Brazil's only legally approved fractional ownership
The company's principal, Jim Cable, has extensive experience in
nearly all facets of Brazil's general, corporate and commercial
aviation market. Cable is a former senior executive with Embraer
and was directly involved in that company's launch of its Regional
Jet Program as well as their highly successful Corporate Aircraft
Division and the Legacy aircraft.
Located in the Savoy region of southeastern France, Columbia
Aircraft of France is a division of Euro Rectimo Aviation.
Originally founded in 1958, the company has a rich aviation
heritage selling and servicing a variety of personal and corporate
aircraft including helicopters. The Desmurs family took over in
1990 and established a comprehensive sales and service facility at
Aeroport de Chambery. Their 38 employees are skilled in all facets
of aviation sales and service including line maintenance, engine
overhauls, avionics, composites and flight training. France is an
important European market, ranking fourth in the number of
Columbia of Poland principal Jan Borowski (J.B. Investments
Ltd.) founded Poland’s original Mercedes-Benz dealership and
is now also the exclusive representative for Columbia Aircraft in
the country. Borowski’s aviation company currently operates a
sales and service facility at Konstancin, a few miles south of
Warsaw. The Columbia of Poland facility includes a private runway,
fuel and 7,000 square foot heated hangar for service.
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