Butler National Corp., a leader in the growing global market for structural modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), announced today that its first R/X (range extension) Modification project in The Republic of South Africa has been completed.

The Lear 36 R/X modification was requested by Cape Chamonix Wine Farms, located in South Africa’s world-renowned Franschhoek wine-growing region. Butler National, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Avcon Industries, Inc., is the exclusive provider of this modification for the Lear Jet 30 Series Aircraft.

“We are the only aerospace company in the world that holds the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for this modification. This was our 100th installation globally and we estimate the international market to be in excess of 500 Lear 30 Series business jets,” stated Butler National President and CEO Clark D. Stewart.

Chris Hellinger, CEO of Cape Chamonix Wine Farms commented, “Butler’s innovative engineering and design expertise is unsurpassed in the business jet market. For this kind of advanced and technical installation, Butler National is the first and only choice. This modification allows me to fly farther, with fewer fuel stops, to destinations throughout the world.”