Blackhawk News

February 12, 2014

Blackhawk Names Absolute Aviation Group as Newest Authorized Sales Center

Blackhawk Names Absolute Aviation Group as Newest Authorized Sales Center

WACO, TX, February 12, 2014 — Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. today announced that Absolute Aviation Group (AAG), a top aircraft management, sales and acquisition company based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the newest Sales Center of turboprop performance solutions for Beechcraft King Air 90s and 200s, Caravan 208 and 208Bs, Conquest 1 and Cheyenne series aircraft.

Based at Lanseria International Airport, AAG provides an array of services related to aircraft sales and acquisition manufacturing and operation. In November, Beechcraft Corporation named Absolute Aviation Group an authorized parts distributor for Africa. AAG is also the Exclusive Authorized Distributor for the Beechcraft range of aircraft in Sub-Saharan Africa. AAG has for many years specialized in providing an independent aircraft acquisition service to companies and individuals wishing to acquire corporate aircraft, handling the entire process through to delivery.

“We are delighted to expand our presence and partnerships in Africa,” said Blackhawk President and CEO Jim Allmon. “With 23 Blackhawk-upgraded aircraft already flying in Africa, we are excited to partner with Absolute Aviation to offer our innovative performance upgrades to operators and pilots within the burgeoning markets throughout Africa.”

“It is a privilege for Absolute Aviation to be appointed by Blackhawk Modifications as an Authorized Sales Representative in Africa, and we are delighted to be associated with a dynamic and innovative company such as Blackhawk,” said Neil Howard, CEO of Absolute Aviation Group. “This appointment is a great fit for our business, which alongside our appointment as the Exclusive Distributor for Beechcraft in Africa, and our recent appointment as the Parts Distributor for Beechcraft in the territory, will allow us to offer customers a full range of services and products,” said Neil.

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas is celebrating 15 years of operation and 500 engine conversions in 2014. Blackhawk offers aircraft owners and pilots the ability to install new Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) engines with improved hot and high altitude horsepower output, significantly improving cruise speeds and rates of climb. New P&WC engines approved by Blackhawk supplemental type certificates can be installed in most Beechcraft King Air 90 and 200 models, Piper Cheyenne I and II models, the Cessna model 425, Conquest I and now the Cessna model 208A and 208B Caravans. For further information, contact Blackhawk Modifications, 7601 Karl May Drive, Waco, Texas, 76708. Phone 254-755-6711, website, inquiries For further press information, contact Abbey Thomas at Blackhawk.

About Absolute Aviation Group

The Absolute Aviation Group collectively offers a range of products and services aimed at providing a differentiated, simplified, one-stop experience in aircraft ownership or operation. The Group offers specialist aviation solutions with core competencies in aircraft acquisition, ownership, management and operation, as well as providing high-end FBO and VVIP Lounge Services. Absolute Aviation is the sole distributor of new aircraft for the Beechcraft Corporation in sub-Saharan Africa and Absolute Aircraft Parts is the factory-appointed distributor of Beechcraft and Hawker Aircraft Parts for Africa. For more information, contact: Tracy Porter / / +27 82 891 4353