Russian engineering group Kaskol has teamed up with Western partners in a bid to boost international sales of the M101T Gzhel single-engine turboprop, writes Tom Zaitsev.

South African marketing specialist Rosavia will act as a sales agent for Kaskol in South Africa and Australia over the next three years. Rosavia chief executive Steve Geoffrey says the company has committed to sell an undisclosed number of M101Ts. Rosavia is responsible for gaining local certification and setting up technical support for the type.

Last year Kaskol also entered into an agreement with Mooney Airplane, BAE Systems and a group of private equity investors to develop, introduce and market a range of new generation aircraft under the Mooney brand.

The consortium has acquired facilities in Pribram, Czech Republic, and Greenville, Texas.

Source: Flight International