H3 Grob Aircraft expects to complete a second deal with the Ethiopian Air force (EAF) for an additional six G 120TP turboprop training aircraft before the end of the year, the German company has told Jane’s .
Once the deal is finalised, deliveries will commence almost immediately and double the Ethiopian G 120TP fleet to 12 after a first batch was delivered earlier this year.
“We signed the initial contract in June 2019, and deliveries started in August and were completed in September,” said Ishan Sahgal, who has been Grob’s chief operating officer since July.
The G 120TPs are replacing the 30-year-old SF 260TPs based at Dire Dawa Air Base, where the EAF’s training facility is located.
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