Effective immediately, In a move initiated by Jabiru North America, LLC, US Sport Planes of Denton, Texas has been appointed as the North American importer and distributor for Jabiru Light Sport Airplanes for North America. U.S. Sport Planes will be the exclusive importer and market the full line of LSA airplanes manufactured in Australia by Jabiru Aircraft Pty, Ltd.
Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd, based in Australia, has sold over 2000 aircraft and over 6,000 engines world-wide since 1988, with Jabiru ranking the 7th highest selling LSA in America. Pete Krotje, owner of Jabiru North America stated: “US Sport Planes has been a Jabiru Service Center for many years. Their experience makes this a perfect fit to advance the sales of Jabiru Light Sport Aircraft throughout North America. I’m eagerly looking forward to the energy and creativity that Scott Severen and U.S. Sport Planes (USSP) will bring to Jabiru Aircraft. Jabiru North America in TN will continue to provide technical and customer support for the entire fleet.”
“US Sport Planes has assumed all North American sales and marketing activities for the Jabiru LSA at our Denton, Texas location at KDTO. All new aircraft inquiries will be directed, fulfilled and delivered through USSP.” commented Scott Severen, Owner of US Sport Planes. “This complements our brokerage, acquisition and pre-owned sales success. We continue repair and maintenance services for Jabiru aircraft/engines and Rotax engines, as well as the factory authorized services for Flight Design, Tecnam and most major LSA aircraft. The expansion will increase Jabiru customer support overall. Unique to Light Sport Aircraft is the 3-door roominess of the Jabiru aircraft. With the new, improved J230-D model and Jabiru’s new Gen IV engine, I’m pleased to help more pilots get into these “Cabin Class” Light Sport Aircraft.”
Pete Krotje and Jabiru North America has been the Jabiru importer for North America for 18 years. Jabiru North America will continue its current business of engine and firewall forward sales as well as providing parts, service and technical support for all Jabiru products from its current location in Shelbyville, TN.