CAPE TOWN – AVIATION
COMPANIES GUIDE August 2022
CAPE TOWN SUPPLEMENT
Aviation in and around Cape Town is bouncing back strongly after the Covid lockdown and associated restrictions of travel.
Cape Town International Airport - bouncing back strongly.
Covid period for developing and implementing new procedures and protocols to minimise the risk to passengers in anticipation of the return of international tourists. The groundwork was laid by Maclean’s predecessor Deon Cloete, who had developed “new end-to-end procedures” in close collaboration with key industry players i.e., non-ACSA airports such as Lanseria, local and international airlines, government and regulatory bodies. Suffice to say there has been a lot of learning with regular updates and tweaking happening along the way. We also leaned heavily on best practices recommended by the likes of IATA, ICAO and ACI.
SHORTLY BEFORE COVID HIT, Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) was finally ready to start its huge R7 billion runway re-alignment and expansion. This included upgrades to the International and Domestic terminal buildings. Under the Covid-19 pandemic the project was suspended, as was the R3.8 Billion construction of a new 3200-metre runway. Then the Covid-19 pandemic stopped all travel and the plans had to once again be put on hold.
Cape Town has t wo t hr iv ing f l y ing clubs
In pre-Covid operations Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) was the third largest airport in Africa, with almost eleven million passengers a year. The full recovery in passenger numbers is expected to take until, at the earliest, mid-2023, so the pressing need for the planned CTIA expansion has waned – for now.
However, taking advantage of the slowdown, Mr Mark Maclean, Cape Town International Airport’s General Manager, says CTIA has used the
“We are confident that the new procedures and systems have created the right spaces for safe passenger processing and facilitation. We will keep a beady eye on innovation and new technologies that will further improve the effectiveness of passenger health screening, and we will remain current with similar systems being implemented in many airports around the world. These enable
Morningstar Airfield's well managed growth shows that GA is alive and well in the Western Cape.
Introduction Fisantekraal Airport is being redeveloped as the Cape Winelands Airport.
us to build our own best practice solutions that will maintain safety standards whilst gradually rebuilding passenger volumes,” Cloete said. Information technology (IT) will play a key role. “We have upgraded our current CCTV systems and technology. This will be in addition to the current cameras and temperature screening equipment already deployed at all access point into the terminal,” he says.
Tourism Cape Town is rated as one of the best tourist destinations in the world, and so CTIA’s role has had to grow to match the demand. The airport was planning for a 90/10 split between international travellers and 90% local travellers. Due to the Cape’s success as a tourist destination, and in attracting new airlines, this mix is now nearer 25% international and 75% domestic. This is largely due to the airport’s ability to attract new airlines and expand the routes it serves.
Cape Air Access Initiative The world-renowned Cape Air Access Initiative has been instrumental in this success. The 2021 appointment of Ms Wrenelle Stander as CEO of Wesgro should further aid CTIA’s recovery. Significant wins are being steadily achieved in terms of enticing airlines to operate directly to Cape Town. From the USA, both United Airlines and Delta are now competing to fly direct to CTIA from New York’s Newark and Atlanta respectively. Another recent win is Air Mauritius, which will be using its flagship Airbus A350900 to service Cape Town directly from midNovember 2022.
General Aviation Cape Town International has a dedicated General Aviation area on the airport’s southwestern border. This section is home to the airport's commercial non-scheduled operators, flight schools and the Cape Town Flying Club, as well as various GA maintenance facilities. It has its own refuelling facilities as well as hangarage for light aircraft and flight training schools, but lacks a dedicated GA customs and immigration facility.
A number of helicopter charter companies, such as Cape Town Helicopters and NAC, use the V&A Waterfront, near the city centre, as a base for tourist sightseeing flips around the peninsula and to wine estates and surrounds.
General Aviation Airfields Since the heydays of general aviation some forty years ago, flying clubs have seen a general decline. It’s great to be able to report that Cape Town has not one but two thriving flying clubs – and the possibility of a third at the new Cape Winelands Airport. The best-known flying club in the Cape has to be the venerable Stellenbosch club in its sylvan setting below the Hottentots Holland mountains. Despite the encroachment of housing developments and golf course estates, this club is thriving.
But the big action is now to the north, at Morningstar Airfield, about 25 km north of the city on the N7 to Malmsbury. Morningstar Flying Club was founded over 30 years ago by a bunch of microlight flying enthusiasts and has grown to over 250 members. There are over 100 aircraft based at Morningstar.
Cape Town has become a centre of excellence for helicopters operations across Africa. One such is Ultimax Helicopters, which is featured in this supplement.
The club is showing the fruits of dynamic management in that it has, after lengthy negotiations, finalised a long term lease with the Cape Town City Council. This gives much need stability until 2030, and then has a further ten years notice, effectively giving the members twenty years further title. This security of tenure and solid management has enabled the club to sell off hangar stands and so raise funds for the key infrastructure. They have a tarred 700m runway and taxiways and pride of place is a large clubhouse with modern kitchens and two flying schools. This club has done much to spread the love of flying and the option of choosing aviation as a career to many disadvantaged children in the Western Cape. j
Stellenbosh Airfield is consistently rated the most beautiful in South Africa
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– EVERYTHING ABOUT HELICOPTERS ULTIMAX AVIATION is a Cape Town based Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO), renowned for its top-level experience in helicopter maintenance.
addition to his specialised skill set, Aris and Caren Kok are well known for their friendly and approachable personality and are always available to solve customer problems.
Founded and led by Aristide (Aris) Loumouamo in 2016, the company specialises in the maintenance of Airbus medium and heavy helicopters. These range from the AS350/H125 Squirrel to the recently imported H155 (which SA Flyer featured in June) and larger.
The company is particularly proud of its staff’s experience and skill levels which enables it to consistently deliver reliable results.
Aris has a solid grounding in Airbus Helicopters, having more than 20 years’ experience as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with Approved Maintenance Organisations in Cape Town, including eight years with Eurocopter. In
Aris has grown his company’s footprint across Africa. Ultimax is an Approved Aircraft Maintenance Organisation in: South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, the DRC and Angola and has SACAA approval for satellite operations as far afield as Kenya and Liberia as well as in Wonderboom and Durban.
Ultimax engineers are specialists in Airbus Helicopters.
Ultimax Aviation specialises in the following core competencies: • • • • •
Light maintenance, troubleshooting and periodical inspections, up to major inspections Post incident inspections External aircraft painting and interior refurbishment Safran Engine Arriel Level 1 and Level 2 Approval. (Engine Module Replacement) Modifications, customisations, aircraft retrofit, upgrades, and refurbishment.
Ultimax handled the importation of the Airbus H155 featured in SA Flyer.
The company’s Cape Town base offers a complete turnkey aircraft maintenance service. Capabilities include: avionics repairs, complete system upgrades, sheet metal repair, composite part manufacturing and repair, pitot static system certification, transponder integration / correlation checks, modifications and the ability to perform inspections for the Airbus AS350/H125, AS355, AS365, H120, H130, H135, BO105, BK117, EC145. Bell and Robinson helicopters are also supported.
Ultimax has more than 20 years’ experience as an Aircraft Maintenance Organisation.
Ultimax Cape Town is based at Hangar 5, Convair Road, Cape Town International Airport.
The company is able to lease a wide variety of helicopters. It also provides: helicopter tours, pilots, and helicopter sales and spares. A key strength of Ultimax is its large inventory of parts, meaning that maintenance can often be done without having to wait for parts to be imported. This minimises expensive ‘aircraft on ground’ downtime. As a result of Ultimax Helicopters’ extensive pan-African experience and widespread operations they are experts at “Getting things done’ in what may be a difficult bureaucratic environment – often with language barriers to contend with.
As a centre for excellence, the company is growing steadily. Its latest development is the helicopters support of remote mining operations across Africa which have been very active. Ultimax Cape Town is based at Hangar 5, Convair Road, Cape Town International Airport. For more information contact Aris direct on +27 72 878 8786 or land line +27 21 207 1205. Email email@example.com j
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Ultimax Avition (Pty) Ltd is located at Cape Town International Airport. We are an approved South African Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO 1426). We offer repair services, specialising in Airbus Helicopter Products.
OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE... ULTIMAX AVIATION’S STAFF HAVE THE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DELIVER RELIABLE RESULTS.
Our team of certified mechanics and engineers, service and repair helicopters. • We offer repairs to engines, structural repairs and refurbishing of helicopters. • We lease all types of helicopters. • We also provide pilots, helicopter tours, helicopters sales and spares.
Mobile: +27 72 878 8786 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ultimax-aviation.com
4 AVIATORS 4 AVIATORS ARE BASED at Cape Town International airport in the general aviation area. It is our mission to provide each client with the best flight instruction possible. Through a comprehensive orientation and professional flight training program 4 Aviators is designed to exceed expectations for any student. Every member of our team maintains the keystones of aviation: safety, quality, integrity and community. Whether on the ground or in-flight, safety is our main priority. We will ensure that you not only feel safe but learn to fly safe. An instructor’s education is never over; neither is safety training. Our strictly maintained airplanes and adherence to standard protocol elevate safety above financial gain.
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PPL Night Rating Hour Building Opportunities Multi Engine Ratings Instrument Rating CPL ATPL Instructors Rating Foreign License Conversion and Validations English Language Proficiency Restricted and general Radio License
The quality of your training experience is paramount. We hold our flight instructors and the planes they fly to the highest standards. Flight training should be an enjoyable experience as well as an educational one. Our instructors combine patience and positivity with expert transparency. Our clients are very important to us. 4 Aviators is a family and we pride ourselves in this. Contact Us: email@example.com Tel: +27 (0) 82 768 1754
Training provided on the following aircraft: 2 Cessna 150 3 Cessna 172 1 Cessna 175 2 Cessna 177 1 Cessna 177 RG 1 Piper Arrow 2 Piper Tomahawk 1 Piper Cherokee 140 1 Piper Seneca 2 1 V tail Bonanza
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We utilise the ALSIM stationed on the airport in the general aviation area. We provide accommodation transport for our students. We have a diverse group of students from around the world. ATO: CAA0410 100 andAugust 2022
DEAL ALLIANCE DEAL ALLIANCE STARTED out as an Alliance between two aviators in 1999. The name DEAL is a unique combination of the first names of founders: Deborah and Alyson: DEAL ALLiance Aviation Training. Although Deborah and Alyson have followed different career paths, DEAL ALLIance, now run solely by Deborah Mann has continued to serve the Aviation Industry with high quality and innovative training in all aviation subjects and certification. Deal Alliance’s facilitators are highly qualified and passionate about training. We have even captured many French pilots who are training for higher licences and appreciate our knowledge
and commitment. The next phase of the journey will be to take some of our courses online. We can assure you that our online courses will capture your imagination providing you with that important option of maintaining your currency from the comfort of your own home. See what we do and join us. Contact: Mobile: +27 (0) 82 495 8179 Email: email@example.com www.dealalliance.co.za www.facebook.com/dealalliance Location: Beechcraft Road, Cape Town International Airport j
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 5 DAY INITIAL COURSE
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1 DAY REFRESHER COURSE
CRM INITIAL / REFRESHER MONTHLY COURSES
SAFETY & EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TRAINING
TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE
PERFORMANCE BA SED NAVIGATION/RNP/GNSS THEORY COURSE
COMMERCIAL & AIRLINE TRANSPORT LICENCE THEORY COURSES
AVIATION ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY (LPR) TEST CENTRE
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DIEPKLOOF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION
DIEPKLOOF AMO is situated at the newly revamped Cape Winelands Airport (formerly Fisantekraal Airfield) which is an ex-South African Airforce airfield now operating privately as a general flying airfield. Nick Kleinhans, Pieter van Aswegen and their professional team offer general maintenance on the entire Piper, Beech and Cessna single engine series, they have built up a reputation for excellence, especially amongst the agricultural aircraft operators for their meticulous work on all Air Tractor, Thrush, Dromader, Ag Cat, Piper Brave and Pawnee crop spraying aircraft. All Diepkloof AMO engineers are SACAA licensed aircraft maintenance engineers as well as NTCA approved persons ensuring that their client's aircraft will always receive top-level attention. Diepkloof AMO takes pride in being
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approved to carry out work on all Lycoming, Telydyne Continental, Lycoming and Pezetel Radial engines, as well as both Pratt & Whitney Turbine and Radial engines. Diepkloof AMO also specialise in maintenance and overhaul of all Hartzell and Mc Cauley propellers. Nick and Pieter boast a combined 60 years of experience and are fully licensed to do rebuilds, sheet-metal work, Fabric recovering and weighing of aircraft. They have recently added an Aircraft Interior service to their list of offerings. Diepkloof Aircraft Maintenance CC Cape Winelands Airport Hanger E1 Lichtenburg Rd, Durbanville. j
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AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Approved SACAA AMO 1398
We offer General Aircraft Maintenance on all single Piper, Beech & Cessna series Aircraft. All Air Tractor, Thrush, Dromader, Ag Cat, Piper Brave & Piper Pawnee crop spraying aircraft. All NTCA Aircraft [Homebuilts, Ultralights etc.] All Lycoming, Telydyne Continental, Pratt & Whitney Turbine & Radial engines, Pezetel Radial engines. All Hartzell & Mc Cauley Propellers. We also are licenced to do rebuilds, sheetmetal work, fabric recovering, weighing of aircraft and aircraft interiors. All Engineers are SACAA Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers as well as AP approved [NTCA Aircraft] [Combined experience of 70 years]. Please contact: Nick 083 454 6366 or Pieter 082 784 7133 or e-mail: email@example.com
FLIGHT ACADEMY SIMULATOR FACILITY to the rescue of airline pilots in the Western Cape during COVID… Many Airline Transport Pilots (ATP’s) were either retrenched or put on a dormant status during COVID. With no access to the Level D Simulator training offered by their employer airlines these professional pilots were in danger of losing their licences and becoming unemployable. The Stellenbosch Flight Academy rose to their plight. Shortly after the start of the pandemic, it commissioned the upgrade of its simulator to meet the technical standards required by the SA CAA that allowed accreditation for the renewal of ATP licences in a multi-crew test environment. Since the upgrade the Stellenbosch Flight Academy has done refresher training and
licence renewals for many airline pilots, both locally and internationally employed. The academy only makes use of highly experienced ex-airline training captains to provide proper line orientated instruction in a structured MCC environment. To any new aspirant airline pilot, it is worth noting that the simulator also have accreditation to do the entire ATP Skills Test for the initial issue of an ATP licence by the CAA Designated Examiners. In these very expensive times with fuel prices and aircraft rental becoming exorbitantly high, having access to such an accredited simulator can dramatically reduce the costs during the final stages of training and testing. j
Advanced Simulator Training Train with our Grade 1 ex-airline training captains (Partner schools can use their own instructors)
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ATP/CPL/IR Annual Revalidations Full Initial ATP Skills Tests Initial Multi-Engine Class Training GNSS RNAV Endorsements Multi Crew Training (MCC) GRD II Instructor Renewals Maintenance of IFR Recency Pre-Test Refresher Training
FNPT II MCC FSTD
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PA 161 Warrior (SEL Piston) PA 28 Arrow (SEL Piston VP) PA 34 Seneca (MEL Piston) C425 Conquest (MCC Turbine)
Stellenbosch Stellenbosch Flight Flight Academy Academy Tel Tel :: 021 021 880-0227 880-0227
Hanger Hanger 33 –– Stellenbosch Stellenbosch Airfield Airfield Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Email : email@example.com Website Website :: simflight.co.za simflight.co.za
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LITSON & ASSOCIATES LITSON & ASSOCIATES CLASSROOM TRAINING: With many in the aviation industry looking for opportunities in this sector, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the virtual training courses available with L&A to obtain an added qualification to assist with finding that new job. L&A’s SA CAA approved ATO offers training courses from the mandatory 5-day Safety Management System and a 5-day Quality Management System & Auditing course to a one-day ERP and several recurrence training courses. NB: RPAS company Safety Managers require a current SMS certificate, which will form a part of the SA CAA application procedure for an operating certificate (ROC). All L&A open courses (apart from SEPT) are currently presented in a ‘virtual’ classroom with a facilitator on-line at all times. These on-line training
classes require a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 16 delegates, enabling everyone to receive the best individual instruction. On-line training course delegates are emailed their manuals prior to the commencement of training and certificates are emailed directly to successful delegates on the completion of their course. In-house training course delegates receive printed hard copy manuals and successful delegates receive their hard copy certificates at the end of the course. Virtual training allows easy global access to courses at beneficial rates, without any added travel and accommodation costs. Corporate courses remain L&A’s specialty and we have now resumed in-class corporate training within South Africa and around the world. Contact L&A on: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +27 21 8517187 Web: www.litson.co.za
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VOTED BEST IN AFRICA
Cape Town International Airport is still ranked as the best in Africa, according to the latest Skytrax World Airport Awards. However, its position globally slipped from 33 in 2021 to 49 in 2022. WE SENT A CAMERA CREW to Cape Town International Airport to find out what they are doing right. Our interview with Regional GM Mark Maclean can be accessed at www.saflyer. com. The Skytrax World Airport Awards conducts customer satisfaction surveys among travellers. This survey evaluates traveller experiences across different airport services, including checkin, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate. The results of the latest survey, conducted between September 2021 and May 2022, showed Doha's Hamad International Airport is still ranked as the best airport in the world, followed by Tokyo and Singapore, with little change among the top five. Australia's Brisbane Airport, which in 2021 was ranked just one spot ahead of Cape Town, has improved its position to 22.
Cape Town International airport is still regarded as being the cleanest and having the best staff in Africa. "This award is what brings global attention and gives airlines confidence in flying to the Mother City," said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, James Vos, in reaction to the latest rankings. It is also a show of economic readiness as a city, because connecting Cape Town to more cities and countries means that we can welcome more visitors and create more jobs through tourism and provide trade opportunities to increase export of proudly Cape products to the rest of the world." Of the regional airports, Bloemfontein's Bram Fischer maintained its tenth spot among Africa's top-10 airports but couldn't crack the worldwide top 100. Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport in Gqeberha, previously Port Elizabeth, was previously ranked as the ninth-best airport in Africa. Now it's nowhere to be found in the continental or global rankings in the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards. j