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Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin

BAN's World Gazetteer

Business aviation in South Africa

Republic of South Africa is in Africa.
South African Civil Aviation Authority - www.caa.co.za

Registered business aircraft:
1,090

Based business air charter operators:
68

Based business aircraft for charter:
334

Business air charter brokers:
20

Most prevalent aircraft types:

1Bell 206B JetRanger78
2Beechcraft Twin Piston76
3Airbus Helicopters H125/AS35072
4Beechcraft King Air 20068
5Cessna Caravan64
6Beechcraft 190061
7Bell 40752
8Pilatus PC-1248
9Bell 206L LongRanger42
10Robinson R6642
11Beechcraft King Air 9030
12Cessna 400 series27
13Let 41018
14Piper twin piston17
15Bell 22216
16Eurocopter BK11714
17Piper PA-46 Meridian/M-Class14
18Airbus Helicopters H13014
19Agusta A11913
20Beechcraft King Air 30011
21Pilatus PC-611
22Bell 43011
23Twin Commander10
24Hawker 750/800/9009
25Agusta A1099
26Citation 500/5019
27Jetstream 31/418
28Beechcraft Premier8
29Airbus Helicopters H215/H225/AS3328
30Aerospatiale SA316/8/98
31Sikorsky S-767
32Airbus Helicopters H1207
33Citation 550/5517
34Learjet 457
35Piper PA-46 Malibu/Mirage7
36Bell 4126
37Bell 2306
38Bell 505 Jet Ranger X6
39Pilatus PC-246
40MDH 5006
41125-7005
42Falcon 505
43Citation Mustang5
44Enstrom 4805
45Embraer EMB 1205
46Embraer Legacy 600/6505
47Boeing B-7374
48Learjet 35/364
49Cessna 4254
50AgustaWestland AW1394
51Daher Kodiak4
52TBM700/850/9003
53Challenger 6013
54Fairchild Dornier Envoy 33
55Falcon 9003
56Eurocopter BO1053
57Embraer ERJ-1353
58Falcon 2000 EASy3
59Beechcraft King Air 1003
60Cessna 4413
61Airbus Helicopters H1453
62De Havilland DHC-8 D3
63Challenger 6003
64Global 6000/Express/XRS3
65Falcon 20003
66Airbus Helicopters AS3653
67Cessna F406 Caravan2
68Bell 4292
69HS125 series 1-32
70Citation M22
71Learjet 24/252
72BAe1462
73Bell 204/2052
74Beechjet 4002
75Falcon 10/1002
76Falcon 20/2002
77Tecnam P2006T2
78Citation 5602
79Cessna CitationJet/CJ12
80Learjet 602
81Falcon 900EASy2
82Mitsubishi MU-22
83Gulfstream GIII2
84Aerospatiale SA330J2
85Eclipse 500 series1
86Citation Sovereign1
87Citation Latitude1
88Embraer Phenom 1001
89Boeing BBJ11
90Diamond Twin Star1
91Piper PA-421
92MDH 520N1
93Embraer EMB 1101
94Aerospatiale SA315B1
95ATR42/721
96Airbus Helicopters H155B1
97Challenger 800 series1
98Airbus Helicopters H1351
99Citation 6501
100Hawker 40001
101Nextant 400XT1
102Cessna Citation CJ21
103Gulfstream GII1
104PAC 750XL1
105Bell 2121
106Citation 560XL1
107Challenger 6041
108Eurocopter AS3551
109Learjet 551
110Britten Norman BN2T1
111Challenger 3001
112Embraer Phenom 3001
113Dornier Do3281
114Piper PA-31T1
115Boeing B-7671

Major business aviation airports:

1Johannesburg (Lanseria)55  business aviation companies active
2Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo Int'l)33
3Cape Town28
4Pretoria (Wonderboom)20
5Johannesburg (Grand Central)17
6Johannesburg (Rand)15
7Durban (Virginia)13
8George8
9Port Elizabeth (Chief Dawid Stuurman International)6
10Durban (King Shaka International)6
11Nelspruit5
12Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International)5
13East London (King Phalo)4
14Upington4
15Richards Bay3
16Bloemfontein (New Tempe)3
17Kimberley3
18Bloemfontein (Bram Fischer Intl)3
19Pietermaritzburg3
20Cape Town (Morningstar)2
21Polokwane (Gateway International)2
22Pretoria (Kitty Hawk)1
23Vereeniging1
24Mthatha1
25Springbok1
26Oudtshoorn1
27Kruger Park/Skukuza1
28Bethlehem1
29Sun City (Pilanesberg International)1
30Zeerust/Zeerust Muni0
31Witbank0
32Welkom0
33Warmbaths0
34Vryburg0
35Vredendal0
36Victoria West0
37Venetia0
38Vanderbijlpark0
39Ulundi/Prince M Buthelezi0
40Tzaneen0
41Tswalu0
42Thohoyandou/P R Mphephu0
43Thaba N'chu0
44Swellendam/Hendrik Swellengrebel0
45Springs0
46Sinoville/Freeway0
47Secunda0
48Saldanha Bay/Vredenburg0
49Sabi Sabi0
50Rustenburg0
51Robertson0
52Queenstown0
53Potchefstroom0
54Postmasburg/Tommy's Field0
55Port St. Johns0
56Port Alfred0
57Plettenberg Bay0
58Pilgrims Rest0
59Pietersburg/Pietersburg Muni0
60Phalaborwa (Kruger Park Gateway)0
61Pays0
62Nylstroom0
63Newcastle0
64Mkuzi0
65Middelburg/Mpumalanga0
66Margate0
67Malelane0
68Malamala0
69Mahikeng/Mmabatho International0
70Louis Trichardt0
71Lime Acres Finsch0
72Lichtenburg0
73Ladysmith0
74Kuruman/Johan Piernaar0
75Kroonstad0
76Koster/Koster(morningside Farm) Messina0
77Komatipoort0
78Klerksdorp0
79Kleinsee0
80Sishen0
81Heidelberg0
82Harrismith0
83Harmony0
84Greytown0
85Grahamstown0
86Graaff Reinet0
87Gariep Dam0
88Ficksburg Sentraoes0
89Ermelo0
90Calvinia0
91Brakpan-Benoni0
92Bothaville0
93Bisho/Bhisho-Bulembu0
94Alexander Bay0
95Aggeneys0
96Durban International0

Business aviation suppliers in South Africa

Maintenance  63   •   Completions  1   •   Training  8

GE Aerospace will begin RADS-NG deliveries to Henley in Q1, and will deliver training and support in commissioning the RADS-NG capability across Henley Air’s fleet.

Henley Air is launch customer for next-gen rotor diagnostics

The RADS-NG will allow the operator to complete its rotor track and balance operations and diagnostics in fewer flights while significantly reducing flight and pilot time, and saving fuel.

February 28, 2024   Full report

Safomar inks AEM distribution agreement for Africa

As the exclusive distributor for AEMs specialised communication products, Safomar will tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of African operators.

February 19, 2024   Full report

IADA chairman Phil Winters, vice president, aircraft sales and charter management at Western Aircraft.

Pre-owned business aircraft market stable in 2023

IADA dealers closed 1,422 pre-owned transactions in 2023 compared to 1,399 in 2022. They expect mid-size and larger jet pricing to fall and inventories to rise over the next six months. Supply chains remain problematic.

January 27, 2024   Full report

ExecuJet South Africa is the first FBO operator to obtain approval from the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry for the Reduced Inspection and Evaluation programme.

ExecuJet South Africa achieves milestones in aviation safety

Approval in the RIE Programme, along with IS-BAO Stage III and IS-BAH accreditation, highlight the company's innovative approach to safety, continuous pursuit of process optimisation and operational efficiency.

January 14, 2024   Full report

The ExecuJet Africa team, with Gavin Kiggen, vice president of ExecuJet Africa and president of aircraft sales and acquisitions pictured fifth from left.

ExecuJet Africa receives multiple awards for excellence

ExecuJet came first in four categories in South Africa's aviation awards, competing against scheduled airlines as well as business operators.

December 11, 2023   Full report

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