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Absolute Aviation Acquires Aviation Centre in Namibia – African Pilot Magazine Article


Absolute Aviation, the Authorised Sales, Service and Parts Representative for Cessna, Beechcraft and Pipistrel in Southern and Central Africa, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of Aviation Centre (Pty) Ltd, a prominent aircraft maintenance company located in Windhoek, Namibia. This strategic move marks a significant expansion for Absolute Aviation, reinforcing its position in the Southern African aviation industry.

With a steadfast commitment to excellence, Absolute Aviation operates across multiple locations, offering a comprehensive range of aviation solutions including, but not limited to, aircraft sales, aircraft management and charter services, aircraft maintenance and aircraft parts services. The acquisition of Aviation Centre (Pty) Ltd further strengthens Absolute Aviation’s footprint in the region and bolsters its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) and Aircraft Parts services.

Under the umbrella of Absolute Aviation, Aviation Centre (Pty) Ltd will soon undergo a rebranding to become Absolute Aviation Centre (Pty) Ltd, maintaining its commitment to excellence and industry-leading service. The founder of Aviation Centre, Mr Peter Hartmann, will continue to spearhead operations, ensuring a seamless transition and sustained growth within the Absolute Aviation family.

This acquisition signifies more than just an expansion of geographical footprint; it represents a strategic enhancement of Absolute Aviation’s capabilities in delivering comprehensive solutions to its esteemed clientele. With the addition of Aviation Centre, Absolute Aviation gains access to a highly skilled team of professionals, whose expertise will undoubtedly elevate the company’s service offerings and strengthen its competitive edge in the market. Furthermore, Absolute Aviation plans to leverage the newly acquired facility as a strategic parts warehouse, optimising operations and bolstering its parts sales business. By ensuring swift and reliable access to a wide array of aircraft parts, the company aims to enhance efficiency and better cater to the diverse needs of its customers across the region.

Neil Howard, CEO of Absolute Aviation, expressed his gratitude to the dedicated team members whose hard work and commitment have played a pivotal role in the company’s success. He emphasised the company’s unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, quality and customer satisfaction as it integrates Aviation Centre into its operations.

As Absolute Aviation embarks on this exciting new chapter, it extends a warm welcome to the talented professionals from Windhoek who are joining the Absolute Aviation family. The company remains steadfast in its commitment to collaboration, innovation and excellence and looks forward to achieving even greater milestones together with its expanded team. For further enquiries regarding this acquisition or Absolute Aviation’s plans for the new facility, please contact the company’s Marketing department or refer to the official website.

Absolute Service Centre (ASC) is the only Textron Aviation authorised service facility on the African Continent and the oldest Cessna Authorised Service Facility outside the USA, since 1964. In addition ASC was awarded representation for the Beechcraft and Textron eAviation Pipistrel portfolio and is the African Regional representatives of the worldwide Textron 1CALL hotline support network. The management team at the Absolute Service Centre (ASC) is proud of its heritage as well as its long-standing support and representation of Textron Aviation Products.

The Absolute Service Centre is complimented by its Authorised Parts Distributorship for Textron Aviation and for a significant number of other global OEM Parts manufacturers. In addition to being able to supply Textron Aviation proprietary parts, Absolute Aviation is also uniquely able to supply a full basket of aftermarket parts. As related to the Service Centre, this generally results in quicker, more cost-effective maintenance and repair based on inventory availability and a direct source.

Aviation Centre services the following aircraft types:

• Kodiak 100 • Piper PA-18, PA-24, PA-28, PA-31 and PA-34 • Cessna 100, 200, 300 and 400 series • Beechcraft B33, B35, B58, 200 and 1900 Series • Jabiru Aircraft • Maule M4, M5 and M7 • Cirrus SR22 series.

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