Blackhawk and ExecuJet Africa extends agreement
ExecuJet Africa’s maintenance division signed an agreement extending its distributorship for Blackhawk upgrades to the Caravan 208.
Jim Allmon, president and CEO of Blackhawk said: “The extended distributorship with ExecuJet Africa plays an important role in implementing the upgrades across Africa. We already have implementation in Tanzania and look forward to further expansion.”
Since May 1999, Blackhawk has upgraded nearly 400 aircraft with new Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines, making them the most successful turboprop engine upgrade company in the world. In September of 2012, Blackhawk started installing factory new PT6A-42A engines in the Grand Caravan and have completed 21 Caravans to date in service throughout the world.
“As an official distributor for Blackhawk upgrades, ExecuJet feels confident in meeting engine upgrade demand and continuously promoting safety in aviation, particularly with our expansion plans in Africa,” says Steve Bothma, director of maintenance at ExecuJet Africa.
ExecuJet Africa currently has a recently upgraded Caravan 208B on static display at the Africa Aerospace and Defense 2012 show, which runs until Sunday.