Blackhawk expands worldwide modification services


Company signs agreements with Flying Colours, Execujet Africa and Premium Jet during NBAA

Blackhawk has added three
new partners to its global network of dealers and service support centers. 

Blackhawk will sign new
service agreements with Flying Colours of Peterborough at the NBAA at the Las Vegas Convention Center. During the show,
Blackhawk also will sign similar agreements with ExecuJet Africa, based in Johannesburg and Cape Town,
South Africa and Premium Jet
Manutencao de Aeronaves Ltda, of São
José dos Pinhais, Brazil.

Flying Colours operates two fully certified
facilities in Peterborough and Chesterfield that provide comprehensive
aircraft maintenance, overhaul and refurbishment services. The agreement will
provide Canadian turboprop aircraft owners and operators with a convenient
location for Blackhawk engine upgrade program sales, installation and service. Flying Colours are also exhibiting at the NBAA.

ExecuJet Africa is the only approved Bombardier Aerospace
and Honeywell Engine and Avionics service center in Africa
and also is authorized to service a variety of other business and commercial
jets and turboprop aircraft.

Premium Jet is one of Brazil’s
leading certified maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and provides
sales and service support in Brazil
for a large number of commercial and civil aircraft and aircraft component

“Blackhawk is delighted to welcome Flying Colours,
ExecuJet Africa and Premier Jet to our outstanding team of dealers and service
providers,” said Jim Allmon, Blackhawk president and chief executive. “These
three companies provide exceptional capabilities to customers. Our agreements
expand their expertise and facilitate Blackhawk performance upgrades for
turboprop aircraft owners in Canada,
Africa and Brazil.”  Allmon added that the company’s global
network will soon expand further with the addition of a new partner in Australia.

“We are very proud to become a Blackhawk
distributor,” said Sean Gillespie, director, Sales and Marketing, Flying
Colours.  “We pride ourselves on being
flexible and innovative, and Blackhawk shares our business philosophy.  We look forward to enhancing Blackhawk’s
profile in Canada.”

“ExecuJet Africa is pleased to join the Blackhawk
global network,” added Steve Bothma, director, Maintenance, South Africa,
of ExecuJet Africa.  “We also look
forward to a mutually productive partnership.”

“Premium Jet also is delighted to offer Blackhawk’s
exceptional upgrade packages to our extensive service capabilities,” said
Luciano Cordiero, president, Premium Jet. 
“Improving aircraft performance for Brazilian operators is an important
contribution to our growing aviation market.”