Premier Aircraft Sales Named Extra 500 Spirit Turboprop Sales Representative for the Southeastern U.S.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 30, 2010) – Premier Aircraft Sales, Inc. has been selected to represent the Extra 500 Spirit single-engine turboprop in the southeastern US.

Leading the product launch is aircraft sales veteran Richard Simile. Simile will be responsible for an 11-state territory that includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

“Put in the simplest terms,” says Simile, “with this beautiful, highly efficient aircraft you can fly further, carry more, and pay less. Not only is the Extra 500 Spirit an affordable aircraft to purchase, its extremely low fuel consumption makes it an affordable aircraft to enjoy.”

“I am very pleased to have Premier Aircraft Sales and Richard Simile represent the Extra 500,” said Ken Keith, CEO, Extra Aircraft. “The company is a truly premier customer sales and support organization -- representing a premier aircraft, the Extra 500!

“The Extra 500 Spirit is unique in the market,” said Fred Ahles, president and founder of Premier, “because it blends the efficiencies and comfort of a pressurized turboprop with the control feel and responsiveness that you’d expect to find in one of Extra’s world-class aerobatic airplanes. I had the opportunity to fly the Spirit with Walter Extra in Germany, “ he added, “and the bottom line is it’s a lot of fun to fly.”

Featuring a stunning design, state-of-the-art carbon fiber construction, a Rolls Royce RR250-B17F/2 turboprop engine and the new-generation Avidyne Entegra Release 9 (R9) avionics suite, the Extra 500 Spirit is the most advanced single-engine turboprop on the market today.

Premier will be showing the aircraft by appointment during the 2010 Extra 500 Spirit Tour. Appointments are limited and should be scheduled as early as possible. Please contact Simile at 334-826-1660 or 800-903-8402 or e-mail: It will be available at five locations in July:

July 13-14, Dallas, Texas: Million Air, Addison Airport (ADS)

July 15, Houston, Texas: Wilson Air Service, William Hobby Airport (HOU)

July 16-17, Atlanta, Georgia: Premier Aircraft Sales, DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK)

July 19-20, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Premier Aircraft Sales, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)

July 21-22, Orlando, Florida: Showalter Flying Service, Orlando Executive Airport (ORL)

About Premier Aircraft Sales, Inc.

Premier Aircraft Sales represents new Diamond, Extra, Mooney and Aviat Husky aircraft, and specializes in sales and brokering of late-model pre-owned aircraft. Located throughout the Southeast U.S., Premier is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and serves 14 states with field offices in Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Auburn, Alabama; and Charlotte and Raleigh Durham, North Carolina. For more information, visit the website at or contact Cathy Ahles at (954) 328-9284 or