JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Thursday said the Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to the cities of New Delhi and Mumbai in July assisted Mpumalanga’s Bat Hawk Aircraft to clinch a R50 million contract to supply 200 aircrafts to India over the next three years.
Bat Hawk Aircraft designs and manufactures light sport aircraft surveillance aircrafts primarily for surveillance and conservation purposes.
The aircrafts are supplied as a complete ready to fly aircraft and feature a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration open cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
Bat Hawk CEO, Terrence Pappas, said the contract had been more than three years in the making.
“Previous discussions over three years were basically kicked-off with a commitment for ten aircraft, which we were scheduled to sign on the margins of the recent OSM," Pappas said.