Extra Aerobatic Planes Founder and CEO Walter Extra announced today the formation of Extra USA based at the DeLand Airport (KDED), in DeLand, Florida. Extra USA’s mission out of the Deland facility will be to provide factory authorized support for spares and maintenance to all North America Extra aircraft owners. Additionally, all new Extra models of aircraft bound for North America will be received at DeLand and checked out by factory authorized staff for delivery. Extra has been building the world’s finest aerobatic aircraft for more than 40 years and the United States is one of the company’s biggest markets.
Walter Extra commented, “I am very pleased to continue our success in the USA and announce this new Extra facility for our North American customers. We will provide AOG and complete spares support from DeLand backed up by the factory in Germany. We will also grow our service offerings for scheduled maintenance, such as annual inspections and the 1,000-hour inspection as well as unscheduled maintenance."
Extra announced that Duncan Koerbel, will be the General Manager of Extra USA and be based out of KDED. Mr. Koerbel is a seasoned aerospace executive with a thousand hours in type in Extras. He will work very closely with Eric Extra, Manager of Maintenance, and Marcus Extra, Manager of Production, to position the new factory direct model to support the fleet well into the future.
Marcus Extra noted, “We have an excellent order backlog and continue to be pleased with the demand for our new NG as well as the 330SC, which was just flown to its eighth world championship in Poland. This arrangement will allow us to be even closer to our customers.”
Eric Extra added, “We have initially leased hangar facilities in DeLand but are exploring a purpose-built option for the long-term future. Marcus and I are excited to continue to grow the company our father founded forty years ago.”
The USA facility will be operational in late 2022 to support the delivery of the next Extra NG and begin spare parts and maintenance activity.