Airhawke acquires Berletex Aero Design


(L to R) David Vanderzwaag CEO and Ross Bellingham, VP Customer Relations. (Credit: Airhawke)

Conversion and completion specialist, Airhawke has acquired fellow Canadian firm Berletex Aero Design. 

Airhawke, which has a focus on executive, special mission and cargo aircraft, now wholly owns Berletex. The deal, which began just over a year ago, has seen Airhawke CEO David Vanderzwaag work alongside Berletex founder and vice-president of Customer Relations, Ross Bellingham, who remains with Airhawke. Airhawke has added over 10 staff to the business, increasing the workforce to 25.

Vanderzwaag said Airhawke has admired Berletex for a number of years. “It was the company’s strong reputation, the talented workforce, and an impressive client portfolio that initially caught our eye. Now that we have worked with the team for over a year, we have discovered even more potential than we originally anticipated and are excited to continue providing high-quality services to our valued existing customers, as well as new ones. Airhawke customers expect excellence, and we plan to meet and exceed these expectations,” said Vanderzwaag. 

Airhawke is marking the transition by unifying the Berletex and Airhawke brand under the single Airhawke name. Leading the brand transition and marketing strategy is Rachel Vanderzwaag, vice president, Marketing.