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Meet our 2024 Exhibitors & Partners


Absa Bank Ltd is a financial service provider, who understands that every Client has specific funding needs, and offers various finance options including finance that extends to aviation to take the business to new heights.  The Commercial Asset Finance Division finances new and used

helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and commercial jets (both foreign and domestic purchases), and offers you finance options on upgrades and engine overhaul. 


Absa Bank Ltd is a financial service provider, who understands that every Client has specific funding needs, and offers various finance options including finance that extends to aviation to take the business to new heights.  The Commercial Asset Finance Division finances new and used

helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and commercial jets (both foreign and domestic purchases), and offers you finance options on upgrades and engine overhaul. 


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, Beechcraft and Pipistrel in Southern and Central Africa. Absolute is also  the authorised distributor for Leonardo Helicopters (Agusta) in South Africa and the first Africa-based dealer to join IADA. They have extended their capabilities in the Absolute Service Centre to include Hawker 700, 800A/XP and 900XP, Premier 390 and Beechjet 400 series aircraft models.

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.

Our group entities are collectively aimed at providing a differentiated, customer-centric, turnkey solution to aircraft ownership and operations. Our mission is to remain with our valued customers for the duration of the aviation journey and to make sure that it is a safe and memorable one.

The African operations Head Office is at Lanseria International Airport where they own and operate a number of aviation businesses out of 5 hangars. Absolute Aviation also has satellite locations in Cape Town, Wonderboom, Maun, and Zurich.

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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.


AERO Friedrichshafen is a trade show dedicated to European general aviation. It is held yearly in April on the shores of Lake Constance at the exhibition center of Friedrichshafen, Germany right next to Friedrichshafen Airport

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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.


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.


Led by experienced management duo, Ryan Forrester and Jaco Pietersen, AFC has developed numerous long-standing relationships with banks and financial institutions, suppliers and other aviation and aerospace industry professionals and organisations.

This allows AFC to offer a complete end-to-end aircraft financing solution. We aim to represent each client’s best interests and to develop tailor-made financing packages whether in ZAR or U$D, while providing one point of contact throughout the process. We alleviate any confusion and hassle, and can steer our clients in the right direction when it comes to aircraft sourcing, negotiations, pre-purchase inspections, import or export complications, legal and tax compliance and financing.

Our commitment to customer service and our specialist knowledge ensures we are well-placed to serve first-time buyers and repeat clients, whatever their needs. We service clients ranging from individuals interested in aircraft for private use to entrepreneurs looking to finance aircraft for mixed use (personal and business), right through to operators who maintain a fleet of aircraft.


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.


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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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).


Models are sculptured from wire, and presented in classic boxframes/wall frames or new contemporary ‘see-through’ Perspex frames. There are four frame sizes available, closely resembling standard sizes A3, A2, A1 and A0. Frames of a unique size can also be manufactured, if required.

The models can also be purchased loose, if so required. Models are made from Copper wire, and available in four plated finishes, namely natural Copper, Nickel, 24Ct gold plate and Rhodium(White Gold) plate. Models can also be made from solid sterling silver wire Models can be shipped anywhere in the world, and are packaged accordingly if needed.


ForeFlight formed in 2007 with one guiding mission: Create software that makes flight planning easier.

Since then, ForeFlight has not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but also laid the groundwork to make mobile flight planning apps essential to flight operations. Continued strong growth has positioned ForeFlight as a leader in the aviation industry. We serve the needs of pilots and flight departments all over the world, and across all segments of aviation including personal, business, military, commercial, and education.


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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Revolutionize the way you manage your aviation operations.

Musket FMS is the ultimate flight management solution, streamlining and enhancing aviation operations.

It is a state-of-the-art system that offers comprehensive solutions from flight planning/scheduling, tracking, and management to crew management, flight following, quality & safety, and everything in between.

Experience the power of Musket FMS for a new level of operational excellence.


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.


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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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.


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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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.


Unisa is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa, the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world.

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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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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.


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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