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Meet our 2023 Exhibitors & Partners


Absolute Aviation 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.

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Supporting the General Aviation Industry since 2005, our services cover a broad spectrum within the Aviation Industry from; Repairs, installations, Aircraft Instrumentation overhaul, Avionics, Electrical, Autopilots and other accessories. Our Valued Client base include Private Aircraft Owners, Charter Services, General, Commercial and Corporate Aviation, Medical Services, Helicopter Operations, as well as Government and Military Clients.

The Aeronautical Aviation Team look forward to assisting you. Your success and safety are our number one priority.

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The Aero Club of South Africa pro-actively promotes, protects and preserves all forms of aviation sport and recreational in South Africa. Through the participation of its members, the Aero Club of South Africa has the following core objectives;

  • Protect and Preserve
  • Administer
  • Promote and Grow sport and recreation aviation
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For approaching 40 years and across two generations Airpart Supply Ltd has been supporting the aviation community in the distribution of aircraft parts and aviation spare parts. The ‘Parts Professionals’ have built an enviable reputation by working with and listening to our customers, their requirements and aspirations to ensure that aircraft spare parts are sourced quickly.

We supply aircraft spare parts to the UK, Europe, Africa & The Middle East. We are distributors for many of the leading OEMs including Concorde Battery, Lycoming, Meggitt, Champion Aerospace, Hartzell Aviation, SMR Technologies and Whelen Lighting

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African Pilot is a niche market specialist digital aviation magazine that has been publishing uninterrupted for the past 22 years. The monthly magazine can be uploaded via a QR code FREE of charge on any smart phone or other digital device within a few minutes and this is a first for any aviation magazine in the world. 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. In April this year 2022, African Pilot was awarded fourth position of all English language aviation publications in the entire world. The others in the top ten are from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

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Airbus always has been at the forefront of innovating new technologies, with a pioneering spirit that has redefined the aerospace industry.

Our products bring people closer together, helping them unite and progress. We strive to continually push the boundaries on what is possible to safeguard our world for future generations. Airbus strives to provide the most efficient helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments. Its helicopters are in service across more than 150 countries worldwide, performing nearly every type of vertical flight task imaginable.

The company’s product line offers the full spectrum of r otary-wing aircraft solutions for civil, government, military, law enforcement and parapublic uses.

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Aircraft Finance Corporation (AFC) is the only South African privately owned company offering specialised services for an array of aircraft financing needs. With extensive experience in the aviation and banking industries, AFC offers tailored financing solutions for individuals and businesses, adding value to every aircraft acquisition.

At AFC, we understand every aspect of aviation and finance, and offer our clients bespoke solutions to meet their exact needs, and advice ranging from aircraft ownership to maintenance, leasing, avionics upgrades, and finance on engine overhauls and refurbishment.

Our range of services extends to all aspects of aviation and asset finance and is based on almost two decades of industry experience, solid relationships with suppliers and financial institutions, as well as personal aviation passion and experience.

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AirMed&Rescue is dedicated to the international airborne special missions community.

We report on trends in the air medical and search and rescue sectors (military and civilian) around the world – if your business is saving lives, then we’re your main resource for news, views, education, and debate. Daily news is posted online, and our print issue (of which there are 10 a year) is packed full of insights, analysis, and expert opinion pieces from industry professionals engaging in SAR, HEMS, police aviation, and aerial firefighting.

The AirMed&Rescue team runs EMS Flight Crew, an online community of over 72,000 people globally, all of whom are passionate about air medical operations and the crews that work so hard to save the lives of their patients.

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 Navigating the constantly changing, complex legislative environment just got a whole lot simpler.

The Aviation4SA App is easy to use and is automatically and seamlessly updated with the most recent legislation.

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The Aviation Union of Southern Africa is a registered trade Union in terms of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1996).The value of the benefit of being a member of the Aviation Union of Southern Africa ultimately accrues to its expertise representation elected from amongst the membership.

The Aviation Union of Southern Africa believes in the following three principles for its success:-• “Total Commitment” to both the RECRUITMENT and “PROVIDING A SERVICE” to members is of paramount importance.• Ever constant commitment and dedication is required to further the six fundamental Trade Union rights.- The right to work
- The right to Associate
- The right to Collective Bargaining
- The right to Withhold Labour
- The right to Protection
- The right to Develop Stakeholders and Role-Players

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Avocet Aviation is an independently owned aircraft parts distributor focused on providing quality parts and a high level of customer service to the aviation industry. We hold in excess of 40,000 line items in stock for a variety of aircraft types.

An authorized Distributor parts reseller for Beechcraft and Hawker, Avocet hold one of the largest stocks in Europe of factory new and overhauled parts for jet, turboprop and piston engine aircraft at extremely competitive pricing.

Since its foundation in 1985, Avocet has strived for continual improvement in quality assurance and is an ISO 9001:2015 approved organisation. 

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Bona Bona Game Lodge is renowned for lasting memories and the game drives are one of the most popular activities amongst our guests. Four of the Big Five can be viewed while guests experience the true beauty of the bushveld.

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We’re more than aviation experts, we’re pioneers. We challenge what’s possible. From breaking the sound barrier to developing the tiltrotor, we’ve reimagined the experience of flight for more than 85 years. Today, we’re redefining what flight is capable of.

We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. Our talented employees come from over 90 countries to serve customers from 120. All to deliver exceptional aircraft experiences. Efficiently. Reliably. And, above all, safely.

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Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, Dr. Bose began research on what would become the world’s first active noise canceling headset. Bose innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating, and transforming categories in audio and beyond.

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CAMASA (Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South Africa) is a non-profit organisation and is established to be a growth-bilateral between Government & Industry to significantly boost South African Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Exports through: - Public-Private partnership - Integrated Industry Growth Plan - Expanding Advanced Manufacturing - Future-orientated Competitiveness (IoT, Ind4.0) - Labour engagement & Skills development

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Century Avionics aims to be a comprehensive avionics hub for the business and general aviation community, delivering top-notch services all in one place. Loyal customers can vouch for their professional dedication, promptness, and amicable service.

The company boasts an extensive reach, catering to corporate clients such as AMOs, charter operators, and aircraft manufacturers. 

Century Avionics stands as a leading private avionics establishment in Southern Africa, found in 1978, 45years ago.

Situated at Lanseria International Airport, this service centre focuses on general aviation avionics for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with a branch at Wonderboom Airport and Maun International Airport, Botswana. 

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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.

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Concorde® manufactures to strict quality requirements and is fully qualified under FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) and Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization with a full line of aircraft batteries for civil aviation with original equipment batteries supplied to worldwide airframe manufacturers. The replacement market is supplied through distributors located worldwide.

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Diamond Aircraft, headquartered in Austria with facilities in Canada and China, is amongst the leading aircraft manufacturer in General Aviation. Founded in 1981, Diamond has pioneered many aviation firsts and achieved numerous milestones and industry expert accolades.

Today, Diamond Aircraft has more than 1,000 employees worldwide and offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models: from the 2 seat single DA20 to the stunning 7 seat DA62. With its complete line of piston aircraft including a dedicated flight training concept with Single Engine Piston (DA40 NG) and Multi Engine Piston (DA42-VI) trainers, the soon to be certified aerobatic turboprop tandem trainer DART along with type-specific flight training simulators and proprietary engines, Diamond Aircraft is the only sole source provider in the fleet training market. Diamond Aircraft also made a footprint in the special mission market with the remote sensing turnkey solutions DA42 MPP and DA62 MPP.

Diamond Aircraft uses proprietary lead-free jet fuel piston engines, made by Austro Engine GmbH (a 100% subsidiary of Diamond Aircraft Austria), for the DA40, DA42 and DA62.

Every one of Diamond’s aircraft shares a common DNA, incorporating leading edge technology, not for the sake of innovation, but for superior performance, efficiency and safety.

Over 5,500 Diamond airplanes are flown by private pilots, professional flight training operators and institutions worldwide.

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DJA Aviation is a specialist aviation insurance brokerage that 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 Financial Service Provider (FSP No 15808).

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Garmin products and services have revolutionized flight and become essential to the lives of pilots, aircraft owners and operators around the world. A leading provider of solutions to general aviation, business aviation, rotorcraft, advanced air mobility, government and defense, and commercial air carrier customers, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate. Recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, Garmin developed the world’s first certified autonomous system that activates during an emergency to control and land an aircraft without human intervention. For more information, visit

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GIB is a leader in insurance broking and financial services, keeping our clients at the core of everything we do and ensuring service excellence. GIB was founded in 1982. From infancy to the present time, it has retained the credo, “Return To Service”.

Today, GIB is a dynamic Insurance Broking Group known for its independence, competence, integrity and competitiveness. GIB is the leading wholly owned proudly South African Insurance Broking Group. GIB has grown to be one of the major composite Insurance Broking Houses in South Africa whose growth can primarily be ascribed to loyal, enthusiastic and energetic people.

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Ice Shield® specializes in high-quality de-icing for general and commuter aviation in Fenwick, West Virginia. Ice shield de-icing products include: Pneumatic wing boot de-icers, Propeller electro-thermal boot de-icers, Wire harnesses, Engine Inlet de-icers, Leading Edge Assemblies for TBM De-ice hardware, and De-ice accessories.

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National Airways Corporation (NAC) is the largest general aviation company in Africa and one of the largest of its kind in the world. NAC offers a full range of aviation products and services to the aircraft and helicopter markets, including new and pre-owned sales, maintenance, parts, charter, international operations, air ambulance services, aircraft leasing and helicopter pilot and technical training.

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Ntsu Aviation Solutions (Pty) Ltd. provides specialized services to the emerging and established Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operators and industry. We use an innovative and engineered problem-solving technique to deliver optimised solutions to future challenges. Our core business is to assist our clients to obtain an Air Service License (ASL) and RPAS Operators Certificate (ROC) from the Department of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority respectively, and to introduce/integrate drones into their business processes. We have been delivering business solutions to the drone industry since 2018, for existing and new industry entrants, ROC approvals, operations manual amendments, continued compliance and managing special and complex drone projects.

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Pilots 'n Planes is a well-stocked retail outlet that provides all things flying related.

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PilotInsure blends a passion for flying with expertise in insurance. No one else can offer this service independently.

This rapidly-growing business is earning its wings by bringing trusted insurance solutions to both commercial and private pilots. PilotInsure won’t stop until we find the best possible products to suit the individualised needs of each pilot. We can bring fresh solutions because we keep ourselves independent and unbiased.

PilotInsure is based in South Africa but we work all over Africa, and have clients currently flying in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Australia.

We have had great success in improving overall value for new clients coming on board whose existing insurance cover was outdated, or had non-disclosure issues with the specific type of flying they were actually covered for. Following intense research and negotiation with some of the biggest local insurance houses, the average premium has decreased and the benefits on offer have improved substantially.

We also work with international re-assurers and can put cover in place for just about any risk scenario.

Overall, PilotInsure is independent, flexible, and innovative and takes a positive, needs-based approach to getting the best value on the market.

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We specialise in avionics for general and sports aviation.  We will exhibit affordable certified Mode-S transponders and VHF transceivers from TQ-Aviation, one of Europe’s largest avionics manufacturers.  We will also exhibit our locally manufactured VHF portable for ATC backup and defense users.

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Pooleys Flight Equipment is proud to be exhibiting again at Aero SA. 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 USA to New Zealand, from Iceland to South Africa. In the 65 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 stand.

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Eisenschmidt is a pilot shop and partner for general aviation. As an expert in training and further education of pilots, we focus on modern training materials and suitable products for flight preparation and execution.


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SA Flyer Magazine, which incorporates Flightcom Magazine, is Africa’s largest selling aviation magazine and is the only registered aviation publication with Audit Bureau Circulation accreditation and distribution throughout Africa.

SA Flyer was launched in 1995. In 2006 by Guy Leitch assumed control as the editor and publisher. With over 290 monthly editions released to date, SA Flyer has established itself as the foremost authority and opinion leader on aviation news and trends for a host of loyal readers and followers including owners and operators of aircraft and aviation enthusiasts.

Various surveys by aviation forums show SA Flyer to be the number one choice amongst all the aviation magazines in Africa with 80% of respondents preferring SA Flyer – showing that SA Flyer is five times more popular than all the other titles combined.

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Based in Johannesburg, Sling Aircraft is a Manufacturing Organisation which designs, manufactures and markets the highly acclaimed Sling range of light aircraft and light aircraft construction kits. The company’s first aircraft, the Sling 2, is a 2-seat light aircraft which the company spent 4.5 years developing and is currently available in three models, the Sling 2, Sling LSA and Sling Taildragger. Following the worldwide success of the Sling 2, the company developed a 4-seat variant, the Sling 4, which was launched in 2011, followed by the award-winning Sling TSi, a high-performance, turbo sport injected variant of the Sling 4 which was launched in 2018.


More recently, the company launched their all-new Sling High Wing which features all the great Sling handling characteristics combined with the inherent stability of the classic high wing design. An outstanding 4 place high-performance aircraft, the Sling High Wing is available in tricycle and taildragger variants. Sling Aircraft is represented globally across six continents via their distributor network and to date has sold more than 900 aircraft.

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Santam is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22%. Santam Aviation, a division of Santam, has more than 40 years of experience and has established itself as South Africa’s leading aviation insurer.

Our expertise and commitment ensure you can always count on us when you need us most. Because much like South Africa’s best pilots, we have earned our stripes through years of experience. We make sure that every aspect of your risk is adequately covered. This means you get peace of mind knowing your aircraft is financially covered should something go wrong.

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We can help you with just about any spare you may need for a helicopter or aircraft, from engine, to airframe, to avionics. We are proud to supply product lines from some of Aviation’s top manufacturers including Lycoming Engines, Concorde Batteries, Champion Aerospace, RAPCO Continental Motors, Gill Batteries, Cleveland Brakes, Artex ELTs, David Clark, Floats and Fuel Cells, Marvel Schebler, Plane Power, Skytec, Lamar Technologies, Barry Controls, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Precision Air Motive, Weldon Pumps, Whelen Lighting, as well as many others. Check out our “Shop by brands” page for more products or use our parts search function at the top of the page to locate any part you are looking for.

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In partnership with the world’s leading insurers, underwriters and sub-agents, we’ve been providing specialised aviation insurance for over a decade. Excellence and nothing less is our desired end-point.

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JMB Aircraft is the production company of the VL3, a plane designed by Vanessa Air and produced in the past by Aveko.

JMB Aircraft is run by two Belgium brothers who started to fly when they were only fourteen years old. It’s safe to say that flying runs through their blood.

Their passion and dedication can be seen in the final product.  Behind JMB Aircraft is JMB Aviation, a Belgium company with more than 20 years of experience in aviation.

JMB Aviation owns a private airfield with a successful flight school. Maintenance and repair facilities are located in Amougies, Belgium.

VL3 Aviation offer service centres in both Cape Town and Gauteng South Africa.

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Wings ‘n Things is a pilot supplies store established in 1990. We are authorised dealers of the world’s leading aviation brands such as Jeppesen, David Clark and Bose, as well as a reseller of many other aviation products. We strive to provide the widest range of products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts on the African continent.

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Located at the heart of the capital city, and conveniently located in the middle of a fast-growing industrial and tourism hub. Wonderboom National Airport is proudly a dynamic base for all general aviation activities and many aviation enterprises.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure makes Wonderboom National Airport ideally superior for all types of aeronautical activities. This infrastructure includes two runways, multiple taxi-ways, two large aprons, Category 7 rescue, NDB and VORs, an air traffic control tower, and advanced runway and taxiway aeronautical ground lightening for use in inclement weather conditions.

Air commerce is on a steady increase, thanks to superior service standards and ultra-low rates for property rentals and aeronautical activities. To build on its current strengths, WNA is planned for further development. This includes the extension of its runway to create air links that will support growth in all facets of the airport operations. These include turning the airport into a port of entry and capitalizing on the industrial parks, agribusiness, mining, and tourism sector primarily located within the Northern half of Tshwane.

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World AirNews is Africa’s oldest and widest-circulating aviation news journal, now in its 50th year of publication.

In January 2021 World Airnews became a digital only publication as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect this virus had on aviation across the globe – grounding fleets and crew and effectively putting a stop to world travel in March 2021. As time goes on and aviation recovers we do plan to bring back a print version but this will – as always – be dependent on the advertising support we receive.

Embracing this new technology our digital or e-Magazine is available on desktop and mobile. Subscribers ( paid and free) receive an email notification each month and can read our latest news, features and articles.

The print readership survey statistics reflected below relate to one conducted when we were still printing copies and posting them out to the rest of Africa – although out dated it does make for an interesting read.

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