The Present Day
Placo (Pty) Ltd has once again re-established itself as an aviation organisation of choice within Africa. Its goal and vision is to reach the levels of excellence and to surpass those levels which Placo was known for in the golden years of African general aviation. To achieve these goals requires a degree of strategizing and foresight to stimulate further growth.
The Parts division was re-opened on 1 July 2016, and will continue to focus on and supply a large inventory of parts. Placo has always had a strong parts business and moving ahead various decisions have been made to strengthen Placo’s parts business.
Placo’s maintenance division will continue to operate as a highly regarded SACAA approved Piper, Cessna, Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft Piston Engine Service Centre. Placo is also in the process of obtaining its licencing to maintain the P-750 XSTOL
Official Representative for Pacific Aerospace in Africa
Placo is an official representative for Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) within Africa. Our product focus for marketing, sales and services is on the new P-750 XSTOL, Expedition E350 and the CT-4E AirTrainer across Africa.
The decision was made by Boshoff to align Placo’s aircraft sales strategy with those strategies of a reputable OEM whose products are a true African fit. Financial packages are available for interested customers and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Placo will be focusing on establishing a one stop shop for its new P-750 XSTOL, Expedition E350 and CT-4E clients, by providing maintenance as well as parts support.
Together with the new aircraft sales strategy, Placo will also be focussing on the pre-owned aircraft market. Placo is therefore also very excited to have Gert Mouton joining its family as its Aircraft Sales Manager. Gert Mouton has been in aviation for 40 years and his knowledge of general aviation is surpassed by none and this will make him a great asset to Placo.
There is no doubt that in 80-odd years in business, Placo has built a depth and breadth of aviation expertise, underpinned by reliability, maintainability, endurance and state-of-the-art technology. Placo will use this expertise to grow as it focuses on the aircraft sales market within Africa.
It is the wish of all Placo staff members that PLACO will nurture and develop relationships with current and future customers, and in so doing, establish an Aviation Organisation with which its customers would want to become part of a 79 year legacy.
At present Placo’s head-office is stationed at Rand Airport operating a maintenance and parts business.