Johan Rättvall, Director Marketing & Sales, Maritime Surveillance Area, Saab (left) and Steve Bothma, Maintenance Director ExecuJet South Africa (right) celebrate the agreement.
ExecuJet Africa’s maintenance division has signed a Saab 340 Aircraft Service Center Agreement with defence and security company Saab AB.
Kent Lindgren, Customer Service Director, Air Division, Business Area Support and Services, Saab, Sweden, stated “We recognise the growing need in Africa for commuter aircraft and believe the Saab 340 is ideally suited to this environment. It is a robust, reliable and easy to operate aircraft and as such does not require a huge support footprint. Having a maintenance base in Africa will certainly support our marketing efforts of this product.”
“We are proud to be appointed by Saab as an Authorised Service Centre and are looking forward to working with Saab in supporting the existing fleet in the region. This will also help grow the Saab brand into the rest of Africa” says Steve Bothma, Maintenance Director at ExecuJet Africa. ExecuJet Africa already utilise the Saab 340B for Charter flights into the region and it is proving to be a very reliable Charter aircraft for larger groups of up to 30 people.
ExecuJet Maintenance South Africa holds a SACAA and EASA Part 145 approval as well as most Southern Africa CAA approvals. They specialise in Maintenance services to most Turboprop and Business Jet aircraft. ExecuJet Africa is an approved Bombardier Aerospace Hawker Beechcraft, Dassault Falcon and Gulfstream. The company’s factory-trained engineers are familiar with the latest developments in aviation, guarantee an outstanding and professional service and offer a 24 hour maintenance service.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most business jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates 18 world-class FBO facilities worldwide.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise.