SportairUSA, Sport Aircraft Works and Czech Aircraft Works Team Up to Distribute Sport Aircraft in North America

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SportairUSA LC (http://sportair-usa.com), Sport Aircraft Works (http://sportaircraftworks.com), and Czech Aircraft Works (http://www.airplane.cz) jointly announced today an agreement in which SportairUSA will distribute the Parrot and SportCruiser certified Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) via the SportairUSA North American dealer network.

SportairUSA LC (http://sportair-usa.com), Sport Aircraft Works (http://sportaircraftworks.com), and Czech Aircraft Works (http://www.airplane.cz) jointly announced today an agreement in which SportairUSA will distribute the Parrot and SportCruiser certified Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) via the SportairUSA North American dealer network.

Manufactured in Stare Mesto, Czech Republic by Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW), both the SportCruiser and Parrot recently attained SLSA certification status in record time. CEO Chip Erwin of CZAW asserted, “Consistent with our philosophy, we were seeking a means to rapidly introduce these SLSAs to meet the immediate demand in North America.”

The goals of the three companies lead them on convergent paths. While the StingSport remains one of the best selling SLSAs, SportairUSA, a distributor of international sport aircraft, was searching for more. “Our portfolio required two vital planes which our customers wanted – a High Wing and a Trainer (for flight schools).” Added Bill Canino, President of SportairUSA, “a huge demand exists for a flight school optimized SLSA which the SportCruiser squarely delivers.”

“To minimize our time to market, we required an established distributor that knows the sport aircraft market and possesses an extensive dealer network,” explained Danny Defelici, President of Sport Aircraft Works. “We couldn’t expend 1 – 2 years establishing a distribution network so the logical choice was to team up with SportairUSA.”

Citing CZAW and Sport Aircraft Works exceptional quality, manufacturing capacity, experienced employee base and leadership, “we are excited to represent the Parrot and SportCruiser in North America and look forward to the opportunity,” stated Canino.

The Parrot and SportCruiser join the carbon fiber StingSport and SeaRey amphibian in SportairUSA’s portfolio. TL Sport Aircraft (http://www.tl-ultralight.cz) manufactures the StingSport less than 100 miles away from CZAW in Hradic Kralóvé, Czech Republic. “Our dealer network is ecstatic in having a portfolio comprised of these highly sought after aircraft,” exclaimed SportairUSA’s Sales Director Darrell Lynds. “The StingSport, Parrot and SportCruiser are quite complimentary and SportairUSA can position and market each to our customers’ benefit.”

"Customers seeking a quality Light-Sport Aircraft can access the growing network built by SportairUSA and will now have more good choices that meet their need," noted Dan Johnson, aviation writer and publisher of ByDanJohnson.com. "I consider both SportairUSA and Sport Aircraft Works to be professional representatives in the field of recreational aviation and pilots will appreciate their dedication to a quality flight experience."

More information on these aircraft can be found at http://sportair-usa.com.

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