Pipistrel's African boost with Absolute Aviation deal for 11 countries

Slovenian-based electric aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel, now part of Textron, has appointed Absolute Aviation in South Africa, as its distributor to 11 countries across southern and central Africa.

Absolute Aviation's headquarters at Lanseria now the base for Pipistrel in 1 African countries. (Image: Absolute Aviation)

Already a longstanding channel partner of Textron Aviation as an authorized sales, service and parts representative for Cessna and Beechcraft in southern and central Africa, Lanseria airport headquartered Absolute Aviation will take on responsibility for sales, service support and training for Pipistrel’s ultralight, light sport and type certified aircraft, which include the Alpha Trainer, Velis Electro, Explorer and Panthera.

Absolute Aviation will also showcase demonstration aircraft across the region to promote Pipistrel’s offerings.

The distributor will serve Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“We’re fully committed to building our network of distributors so that we can precisely meet the needs of our customers across Africa,” said Pipistrel’s, director of sales and sarketing, Steve Mckenna. “As an established Textron Aviation channel partner, Absolute Aviation’s customer-centric approach is well known to us and we’re looking forward to extending this collaboration to showcase Pipistrel.”