Absolute Aviation Group is a true turnkey general aviation business, offering customers unparalleled levels of support and expertise in the form of a bespoke aviation service, and is the authorised Sales, Service and Parts Representative for Cessna and Beechcraft in Southern and Central Africa. Absolute was also recently announced to be the authorised distributor for Leonardo Helicopters (Augusta Westland) in South Africa. In addition, the group represents a number of aircraft parts, engines and performance enhancement manufacturers in Africa, and offer a host of aviation services relating to aircraft and flight operations management through their Fixed Base Operations and Flight Services business. These businesses and services include:
Absolute Aircraft Sales:
In addition to offering a full portfolio of jet, turboprop and piston aircraft as the authorised sales representative for Beechcraft and Cessna in Southern Africa, the Absolute Aircraft Sales (AAS) Team is able to offer both new and pre-owned aircraft and is the only company in South Africa offering warranty support on selected pre-owned aircraft. The addition of Leonardo Helicopters AW119 Kx, the AW109 Trekker and Grandnew, the AW169 and the AW139 represents a significant move into the rotor wing market and underpins their claim to be Africa’s only true turnkey aviation business.
Absolute Aircraft Parts:
As the appointed Textron Aviation distributor of Beechcraft, Cessna & Hawker parts and supplies for the sub-Saharan Africa Region, Absolute Aircraft Parts (AAP) is positioned to offer an extensive inventory of proprietary and general aircraft parts. In addition to this, AAP is the African distributor for a number of Original Equipment Manufacturers, (OEM’s) and Parts Manufacturers of international parts brands. The portfolio includes over 100 000 individual stock units. In order to expand service reach and to improve speed to service, AAP supply selected satellite partners in key locations. The team’s focus is on optimising lead times to supply and on ensuring the pricing is competitive across the range available to valued maintenance clients.
Absolute Service Centre:
The management team at the Absolute Service Centre (ASC) is proud of its heritage and long-standing support and representation of Textron Aviation Products. As a Cessna Authorised Service Facility since 1964 it is the oldest facility of its kind outside the USA. ASC was additionally awarded representation for the Beechcraft portfolio in February 2017.
The Aero Club of South Africa Charter
The Aero Club of South Africa was formed in 1920, it continues to pro-actively promote, and preserves all forms of sport and recreational aviation in South Africa. Through the participation of its members. The Aero Club of SA has the following key objectives:
- Protect and preserve
- Recognise contests and international competition
- Promote and grow sport and recreation aviation
Today Aero Club of SA has over 5500 members across 13 affiliated sections representing the various Recreational Aviation disciplines as independent organisations, and is recognised by various Governmental and International Aviation Bodies.
African Pilot is a niche market specialist aviation magazine that has been publishing uninterrupted for the past eighteen years. Readers can expect glossy layouts with a modern ‘coffee table’ look featuring South African, African and World Aviation reporting, interesting facts about aviation, historical features and General Commercial Aviation news. African Pilot is the only African aviation magazine that strives and is most successful at covering most Southern African aviation events. African Pilot is also on line as an electronic publication that mirrors the paper edition: www.africanpilot.co.za The monthly magazine is complemented by a FREE weekly APAnews that brings readers up-to-date with scheduled aviation events both in Africa as well as the remainder of the world. In addition, APAnews carries ‘breaking news’ articles with pictures on developments within the exciting world of aviation. Once you register for APAnews it will arrive FREE on your computer or tablet every week throughout the year. African Pilot is interested in supporting your business within the monthly aviation magazine, APAnews and within the complete aviation industry.
Since 2008, AIRCADEMY training materials and question databases have set standards for professional pilot training from PPL to ATPL. All training materials are compliant to latest EASA regulations and ICAO standards, continuously updated and published in our own iOs and desktop app, which sets new standards on its own. Moreover, they can be seen as a standard reference also for experienced pilots to refresh their knowledge. All books have been prepared by experts in accordance with EASA Part-FCL and ICAO regulations, and also consider regional aspects. The training question databases provide a perfect add on for examination preparation.
For over 20 years, Aviation Direct has been in the forefront of providing airfield and aeronautical information for Southern Africa with our various products. Aviation Direct has the most comprehensive database of airfields in this part of the world, receiving first-hand information from active pilots and operators in the field.
Our exciting range of products for pilots flying in Southern Africa are designed to make the pilot’s task easier, safer and more comfortable. Added to that, we provide excellent customer support!
BendixKing avionics are offered on a variety of aircraft in the general aviation market, including single-engine and twin-engine piston and turboprop airplanes, business jets, helicopters and military trainers. Our products are found on aircraft manufactured by Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Beechcraft, Diamond, Cirrus, Pilatus, Hawker, Lear, Textron, Dassault and many others.
BendixKing is a wholly-owned division of Honeywell Aerospace and leverages its entire portfolio of technology and engineering resources, in addition to its own team of engineers, to develop new products and services.We're happy to talk with you, answer questions, or provide you with a demo on any of our solutions.
The Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South Africa (CAMASA) is a non-profit organisation formed in 2016 to integrate the collective offering of the SA aviation sector. It aims to establish a growth-bilateral between the Public & Private sectors with the intent to significantly boost the exports of the commercial aviation industry.
CAMASA is focused on the aero structures, aircraft systems and interiors, and assemblies as well as advanced manufacturing sectors with 50 active companies exporting approximately R3.0 billion annually with 40% local added value and employing in excess of 3 000 highly skilled people. Aerospace design and manufacture is the leading technology sector in SA.
Some of the specific outcomes defined for CAMASA is the doubling of the sector’s manufactured exports over 5 years, growing the employment in high skilled jobs by 60%, transformation of the sector through ownership as well as skills and supplier development with particular emphasis on black industrialisation and the promotion of direct partnerships with international Clusters, OEM’s and Technology Centre’s.
Located at Lanseria International Airport, the service center specializes in general aviation avionics for fixed- and rotary winged aircraft. Celebrating over 40 years in business, Century Avionics is the largest and oldest privately-owned avionics facility in Southern Africa, according to the three owners.
The company boasts a host of dealerships of avionics manufacturers (Garmin, BendixKing, Honeywell, Avidyne, McMurdo ELT, Genesys Aerosystems and many others) and aim to constantly expand our horizons in order to offer our valued customers the widest range of products and capabilities. Century Avionics endeavours to be a one stop avionics facility to the general aviation community and to provide professional service to all under one roof. Longstanding customers attest to our professional commitment, fast and friendly service.
Our AMO and Design Organization is approved for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe which makes the approval of the avionics installation hassle free. Century NAVCOM is our SACAA approved Design Organisation. Along with our qualified and experienced Certification Department, our Design Organisation is able to develop and assist with Avionics STC Application/Development and/or Modification Approvals with ease.
We are reaching to higher heights dedicated to customers’ avionics requirements, visions and aspirations. “Present us with a challenge and we’ll grab it with both hands”, says our vastly experienced installations and maintenance teams.
The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is classified as a Category A municipality by the Municipal Demarcation Board in terms of Section 4 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998). The Municipality was established on 5 December 2000 through the integration of various municipalities and councils that had previously served the greater Pretoria area and surrounding areas.
The City of Tshwane boundary was further amended on 28 May 2008 through a proclamation in the Government Gazette that incorporated the former Metsweding District Municipality, including Dinokeng tsa Taemane (Cullinan) and Kungwini (Bronkhorstspruit), into the City of Tshwane. The incorporation, which took place in May 2011 after the local government elections, enlarged Tshwane to 6 345 km². Currently, Tshwane stretches almost 121 km from east to west and 108 km from north to south, making it the third-largest city in the world after New York and Tokyo/Yokohama. It also makes up more than 30% of Gauteng, which is 19 055 km² in extent.
The Incorporation of Metsweding District Municipality into the City of Tshwane is in line with the Gauteng Global City Region Strategy which sought to reduce the number of municipalities in Gauteng
DJA Aviation was formed over 40 years ago by Dennis Jankelow and to this day remains South Africa’s foremost specialist aviation insurance brokerage, offering the greatest concentration of aviation insurance experience and expertise on the African continent and continuing to lead the market in the areas of product innovation and technical development.
DJA Aviation creates aviation insurance programmes for its clients that are perfectly balanced in the critical areas of cost, coverage, service and security. In addition, DJA Aviation’s long-standing and close relationships with the insurers who underwrite its products – locally, regionally and internationally – ensure that a DJA Aviation client is in the best possible hands when losses occur.
DJA Aviation is an authorised Lloyd’s correspondent and has conducted aviation insurance business at Lloyd’s for more than 35 years, a relationship that is strengthened by regular visits to the Lloyd’s market by DJA Aviation’s key personnel.
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Pooleys Flight Equipment is proud to be exhibiting at the new virtual AeroSA. We understand the passion of aviation, the drive that makes people want to fly and want to become pilots. Established in 1957, Pooleys has a reputation built over 7 decades as a manufacturer, publisher and supplier of the finest aviation products. We supply British built and manufactured products to markets across the globe from the to , from to . In the 63 years since we were established, we estimate our products have helped over 250,000 pilots across 6 continents to learn to fly. We look forward to welcoming you on our virtual booth.
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World AirNews is Africa’s oldest, widest-circulating aviation magazine now entering its 47th year of publication. Widely read across all international aviation, military and defence related sectors, the magazine has print and digital formats or an e-mag edition as well as a social media presence and a website. Our ‘extra’ or e-mag version contains 20 ‘extra’ pages of content and our subscriber base in Africa and the world is 9 000 and its growing. For more information go to www.airnews.co.za.