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Textron Aviation expands African sales partnerships

Textron Aviation Cessna aircraft.
Textron Aviation Cessna aircraft. Courtesy photo

Two independent African aircraft sales firms can now sell both aircraft brands comprising Textron Aviation.

The Wichita-based company said Thursday afternoon it has expanded its sales partnerships with Africair and Absolute Aviation Group so both companies can sell Cessna and Beechcraft airplanes.

“The business aviation market in Africa continues to advance and Textron Aviation has a great opportunity to meet the continent’s growing transportation needs …,” Kriya Shortt, Textron Aviation senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in a news release. “With this enhanced sales structure in Africa, we have two great partners we can rely on to represent the Beechcraft and Cessna brands with professionalism, expertise and excellent customer care.”

Previously, Africair sold only Cessna airplanes, while Absolute Aviation was a Beechcraft sales representative for Sub-Saharan Africa since 2011.