GAAC Update-Issue 64 - Aug 2016

By Vivienne Sandercock

1. Message from the Editor
2. A small matter of knowledge
3. Africa's 2015's Hazards, Incidents, Accidents and Safety Occurrences
4. Emergency Response Planning
5. Henley Global Safety and Quality Training
6. Preventing aircraft accidents through occurrence reporting
7. Lufthansa, Honeywell and Airbus combine technologies to reduce runway incursions 8. Revealing the sources for safety information
9. News from the Johannesburg Airports
10. SAAFA donations
11. Finale
12. IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA)

You may notice a change in the name of both the Company and this editorial. Sadly we have to say goodbye to Global Aviation Consultants (Pty) Ltd after many years of trading and hello to the new Company GA Aviation Consultants (Pty) Ltd. You will still find us all in Hangar 6 at Rand Airport with the same telephone number of 011 024 5446 but the e-mail contacts have changed. Rethea can contacts have changed. Rethea can contacts have changed. Rethea can contacts have changed. Rethea can be reached on be reached on , Candice either on or and myself at
Boeing celebrated 100 years of being in service during July and we salute them for their endeavours which have brought about unrivalled improvements in aviation safety.


IATA Signs MoU with African Union to boost aviation growth in the continent

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Union Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand strategic cooperation and to further the continent's economic and social development with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport in Africa.

The MOU - signed by Tony Tyler, IATA's Director General and CEO and AU's Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim - will seek to improve the safety and security of air transport in Africa by reducing airline crashes and promote joint decision making in the management of air transport.

"Africa is set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions with 5% annual growth forecast over the next 20 years. Achieving this potential will not happen by chance; strong partnerships are key. This MoU will help ensure that global standards and best practices form the backbone of Africa's growth as well as position the continent's 54 nations to promote economic and social development by unleashing the full power of aviation," said Tyler.

Africa is set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions with 5% annual growth forecast over the next 20 years. Achieving this potential will not happen by chance; strong partnerships are key.

The aviation industry already supports 6.8 million jobs and generates $72.5 billion of economic activity on the continent.

"IATA is a strategic partner in the growth of African aviation. This MoU will commit our two organizations to even closer cooperation on the priorities for African aviation. In particular, we count on IATA to partner with us by providing the requisite technical support in the establishment of the Single African Air Transport Market as part of our long-term vision in the context of the AU Agenda 2063. We are, indeed, dedicated to global best practice as a fundamental for sustained growth in aviation in Africa," said Dr. Ibrahim.

The latest statistics from the International Air Transport Association classify Africa, as the second fastest region in terms of passenger traffic with a growth rate of 9.5%, just behind the middle East that recorded a growth of 11%.


Source, amongst others, PlaneCrash; News24, Aviation Herald, Flight Safety Information


2 Jan 16 Cessna182 0 Uhuru Gardens, Nr. Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya
27 Jan 16 F16 2 near Fayed, Ismailia, Egypt
29 Jan 16 Cessna 425 Conquest 3 3km outside the Hosea Kotuku International Airport boundary, Namibia
03 Feb 16 PA32-300 3 Watville, Benoni, GP, RSA
03 Mar 16 Cessna Caravan 0 Langebaan, WC, RSA
07 Mar 16 PA28 2 10 km outside of Lanseria Airport, GP, RSA
11 Mar 16 Polaris 0 Rand Airport, GP, RSA
14 Mar 16 DHC 3T 2 Samburu East, Kenya
21 Mar 16 Piper PA-31- 35 0 About 50 NM South of FQVL, Mozambique
21 Mar 16 Baron 0 Rand Airport, GP, RSA
24 Mar 16 Jet fighter 0 Yola International Airport in northeast Adamawa State, Nigeria
27 Mar 16 Cessna 206 0 Nr. Hoedspruit, MP, RSA
30 Mar 16 Piper Cherokee 180 0 Kowie River, nr Port Alfred, EC, RSA
01 Apr 16 Microlight 1 Glendale area of KwaZulu-Natal, RSA
18 Apr 16 Tecnam 0 Nr. Lujecweni Village, EC, RSA
30 Apr 16 AN26 5 El Obeid, Sudan
11 May 16 Cessna 172 0 Grand Central Airport, GP, RSA
11 May 16 RV-7 1 Mossel Bay, EC, RSA
12 May 16 Jabiru 1 Kitty Hawk, GP, RSA


02 Jan 16 EC130 B4 0 Nr. Parys, Free State, RSA
29 Jan 16 RH44 1 Maswa Game Reserve, Tanzania (shot down)
03 Feb 16 S76 0 136.70 nm from AEHA Field, Bonny Island, inward MMIA Lagos, Nigeria.
11 Mar 16 Enstrom 0 Lanseria Airport, GP, RSA
13 Mar 16 Gyrocopter 2 Ashanti Lodge, Lephalale, Limpopo, RSA
23 Mar 16 RH22 0 Rand Airport, GP, RSA
17 Mar 16 Mil MI 171 12 near Reggane, Adrar Province. Algeria
27 Mar 16 RH22 0 Killer Krankie, Margate, KZN, RSA
09 Apr 16 RH44 1 17 miles SW of Hosea Kutako International Airport
20 Apr 16 H500E 1 Molteblick area about 15 kilometres east of Windhoek, Namibia
07 Jul 16 Military (French) 3 Benghazi, Libya


10 Jul B737-800 Dubai, UAE 0 A/C departed from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) departing from Addis Ababa's runway 07R and completed, what appeared to be an uneventful flight, with a safe landing on Dubai's runway 30L. A post flight inspection revealed damaged to the fan blades of both engines (CFM56) caused by foreign object ingestion. COM INC
16 Jul B737-800 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 0 A/C landed on Dar Es Salaam's runway 23 but came to a stop on the runway with both nose gear tyres burst and was disabled on the runway. The airline reported the aircraft burst a tyre on landing in Dar Es Salaam. All passengers disembarked safely. COM INC
17 Jul F27 Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 CTR violation. Aircraft inbound from FALA entered CTR on a wide downwind for RWY29 TEST INC
17 Jul ERJ-135 En-route from OR Tambo Johannesburg (South Africa) to Nampula (Mozambique) 0 A/C was climbing through FL310 out of Johannesburg when the crew stopped the climb, drifted the aircraft down to FL140 and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing. COM HAZ
18 Jul Aztec Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 Loose access panel after take off caused a return to base for a safe landing COM


06 Jul RH44 Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 CTR violation - a/c based at FAWB entered CTR from the north. PVT
19 Jul B737-800 Nairobi, Kenya 0 A/C landed on Nairobi's runway 06, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron arriving at the stand with the right hand inboard main tyre deflated having lost its tread. In addition, a dent at the right horizontal stabilizer was noticed. COM HAZ
22 Jul Cessna 172 Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 A/C developed a flat tyre at the holding point. A/C escorted back to main apron by AR&FFS TRNG HAZ
Various: PA28 Rand Airport, GP, RSA 0 A/C repeatedly not chocked. TRNG


Goma, DRC
Construction Hazards. Unmanned aircraft. Very poor ATC. Possible volcanic activity. Ground based Navaids serviceable but not calibrated. Birds

Libreville, Gabon
Poor ATC coupled with inadequate navaids. Poor Marshalling combined with inappropriate behaviour of drivers on the ramp and taxiways.

Kadugli, Sudan
Poor ATC control of aircraft in the area. The runway is breaking up with only small areas in use for safe landing.

Juba, Sudan
Very poor ATC. Crews must be on the lookout for other aircraft in their vicinity. Vehicular traffic not obeying any regulations in terms of overtaking aircraft on taxiways and weaving in and out of aircraft on the apron. Insurgent/Military activity

Bunia, DRC
Adverse weather caused by the ITCZ.

Kisangani, DRC

Lanseria Airport, GP, RSA
Birds (Guinea Fowl)

Rand Airport, GP, RSA
Birds (Guinea Fowl)

Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire
Birds (Falcons)


Blake Emergency Services is the International Crisis Management and Contingency Planning and Response Specialist who, although based in the UK, have extensive experience in Africa having handled accidents, incidents, counselling, repatriation, DNA sampling and confirmation, in amongst others Lagos, Nigeria; Fez, Morocco; Pointe Noire, Congo; Moroni, Comores; Maputo, Mozambique and more recently Ukraine, The Netherlands, Indonesia and Mali. Please go to or contact .

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Blake Emergency Services, please contact Rethea at the address given above.

An Emergency Response Plan is a required section of your SMS and may also be added to your Operations Manual.
A conference for existing and prospective clients is being arranged for the end of 2016. We will publish details when they become available.


Should you wish to make a booking for any of these courses please contact Candice on 011 024 5446 or by email Should you wish to make a booking for any of these courses please contact Candice on 011 024 5446 or by email Should you wish to make a booking for any of these courses please contact Candice on 011 024 5446 or by email


12 Aug 2016 CRM Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
12 Aug 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
15 & 16 Aug 2016 Quality Assurance Auditor Course Dan Drew R 2,720-00
22 & 23 Aug 2016 Human Factors - AME and CRM initial Dr. Joel Hughes R 2,720-00
29 Aug 2016 CRM Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
29 Aug 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
5 & 6 Sep 2016 Safety Management System (SMS) Dan Drew R 2,720-00
5-9 Sep 2016 Integrated Safety Management System R 6,800-00
06 Sep 2016 CRM - Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
06 Sep 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
19-20 Sep 2016 Quality Assurance Auditor Course Dan Drew R 2,720-00
21 Sep 2016 CRM - Refresher Verity Wallace R 1,150-00
21 Sep 2016 DG - Refresher Verity Wallace R 935-00
26-27 Sep 2016 Human Factors - AME and CRM initial Dr. Joel Hughes R 2,720-00

Cost per delegate includes all training materials, refreshments and lunch.
Attendees paying in cash on the day are eligible for a 10% discount
Both Recurrent CRM and Dangerous Goods Training Courses are available upon request - even at short notice.
On request we also offer -
Air Cargo Security (Part 108)
Health and Safety (Medical)
Cargo and Warehouse Security
Risk Management & Investigations
First Aid and the Law
Emergency Response, Incident Response, Operations Control and Family Assistance training together with the writing of Emergency Response Plans and Procedures training is now offered through Blake Emergency Services. For more information, please contact Rethea on


EU Regulation 376/2014,(1) aims to prevent accidents through the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation. The regulation defines an 'occurrence' as a:"safety-related event which endangers or which, if not corrected or addressed, could endanger an aircraft, its occupants or any other person and includes in particular an accident or serious incident."

Accidents are often preceded by safety-related incidents and deficiencies revealing the existence of safety risks. An important way to learn about these risks is through incident reporting by aviation professionals.

The regulation seeks to create incentives for reporting by recognising the 'just culture' concept, which establishes that aviation professionals should not be punished for actions, omissions or decisions taken by them that are commensurate with their experience and training, but under which gross negligence, wilful violations and destructive acts are not tolerated.

The main thrust of the regulation is the translation of the 'just culture' concept into specific and enforceable legal provisions. In particular, the regulation states that information on occurrences cannot be used: to attribute blame or liability; or for any other purpose other than the maintenance and improvement of aviation safety. Accordingly, reporters and other persons mentioned in the report should be protected from blame and punishment. The regulation provides that employees and contracted personnel will not be subject to any prejudice (particularly from their employer or the organisation for which they render services) based on information collected through occurrence reporting systems.

To encourage reporting, the regulation establishes that collected safety information will be handled in such a way as to protect the confidentiality of the reporter and other persons mentioned in the report, including through anonymization of details related to the persons involved. To achieve this, division between departments handling the occurrence reports and the rest of the organisation is recommended.

'Just culture' does not mean full immunity, nor does it absolve aviation professionals of their normal responsibilities. The regulation therefore draws a line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. Thus, the protection of aviation professionals under the regulation does not apply in cases of wilful misconduct or: "where there has been a manifest, severe and serious disregard of an obvious risk and profound failure of professional responsibility to take such care as is evidently required in the circumstances, causing foreseeable damage to a person or property, or which seriously compromises the level of aviation safety."

While the adoption of the regulation is welcome news, challenges remain. The line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour will not always be clear in practice. A person who considers reporting may not know beforehand whether the authorities will consider his or her actions, omissions or decisions as acceptable. However, if aviation professionals are expected to disclose incidents, it is essential that they trust those who read the reports. Any doubt that filing a report could be used against the aviation professional could destroy trust in the reporting system. The regulation alone will not automatically establish an environment leading to trust and facilitation of reporting occurrences. The concept of a 'just culture' will work only if all aviation stakeholders treat mistakes as learning opportunities and if aviation professionals are given broad protection in case of judicial action.

Endnotes - (1) EU Regulation 376/2014 (April 3 2014) on the Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation, amending EU Regulation 996/2010 and repealing Directive 2003/42/EC and EU Council Regulations 1321/2007 and 1330/2007.


COLOGNE, Germany, 26 July 2016. Officials at Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace, and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop a runway safety solution combining Airbus' Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) and Honeywell's SmartLanding technologies for Lufthansa's fleet of aircraft.

This goal is to combine the strengths of ROPS and SmartLanding technologies, ensure its availability for a maximum number of aircraft types, and set a higher standard for runway safety. Lufthansa engineers will contribute to the solution design and evaluation with the involvement of flight crews from the early stage of development.

The ROPS performance-based alerting system developed by Airbus assists crews in preventing runway overruns. Certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), ROPS is in operation on approximately 430 aircraft, including A320, A330, A350, and A380 commercial passenger jets, and has been selected by operators of 1,500 aircraft to be delivered. ROPS is included in the solutions portfolio of Airbus' wholly-owned Flight Operations and Air Traffic Management subsidiary NAVBLUE.

Honeywell's SmartLanding system reduces the risk of runway excursion by alerting pilots if the aircraft is approaching the runway too high, too fast, or is not configured properly for landing. SmartLanding is a software enhancement to Honeywell's Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), installed on more than 30,000 airline and business aviation aircraft. Through a software upgrade to EGPWS, SmartLanding improves pilot situational awareness and helps break the chain of events that can lead to a runway excursion, by providing aural and visual alerts upon approach only if the aircraft has not met established safety criteria, officials describe.

Airbus, a division of Airbus Group, is the global commercial aircraft manufacturer with the most modern, comprehensive, and efficient family of airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus has sold more than 16,500 aircraft to around 400 customers and, provides customer support and training through an expanding international network



Readers of AMT and other FAA colleagues occasionally inquire about how I stay current on trends and news related to aviation maintenance and other aviation safety matters. I always take such questions as a compliment because I try hard to keep my "finger on the pulse" of current aviation maintenance news. This article offers a few categories and specifics of my "sources" most of which are readily available to you. The word "transparency" applies here. There are no secrets when it comes to safety.

Select the Source!
You must be careful of information overload. Readers must decide what is most important for them. Borrowing a term, I learned from a former FAA Associate Administrator, Nick Sabatini, "... if everything is important then nothing is important." That means you must set a priority on where to obtain consistent, timely, and reliable information. Look for sources matched to your industry segment. For example, if you work in an MRO, look for the MRO info from organizations like the Aeronautical Repair Station Association ( or the Aircraft Electronics Association (, and other industry groups. If you are a GA person you might watch Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ( or the National Business Aircraft Association (

You can get a mix of large and small aviation operations by signing up for the print and digital media at Aviation Pros ( and receive daily information from AMT Magazine. Again, be selective about your sources. Then, read them daily, weekly, or monthly.

The Internet is our Information Friend?
It's all there. Just open a browser and go. The last time I searched "aviation maintenance" I had 13 million hits on Goggle. "Human factors" gave 21.6 million hits. Obviously, you must be selective regarding information from the web. Not only is the web comprehensive, it is also low cost. Low cost usually means that you must do a lot of the work to find the precise information that you want and need.

When maintenance and human factors is a primary concern then I recommend the FAA website ( That URL takes you to the FAA maintenance human factors website, which has a 20+ year legacy of FAA and other maintenance human factors documents. is only one example of an FAA website. The public FAA homepage is That site provides you with most of the same information that FAAers use. It also has a means for you to enroll in an email system to keep you abreast of a variety of government and commercial aviation safety news.

The Curt Lewis & Associates website ( is a comprehensive information source. The site permits you to sign up for the daily aviation safety email push. The system uses something called a "crawler" that reads and combines news from around the web. The Curt Lewis emails provide access to newspapers, magazines, websites, and other sources of aviation safety information. It is a "must-have" information source.

SKYbrary ( is an international site that has the goal of being "a single point of reference for aviation safety knowledge." It also has an email push for you to receive immediate information targeted to your interests.

When one makes lists, as provided in this article, it is impossible to cover everything. There are many free databases that permit you to "mine" for the information specific to your interests and requirements. Many are easy to navigate including, but not limited to: the National Transportation Safety Board (; the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (; or the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (

Excellent Industry Print Sources
I appreciate the low and no-cost magazines targeted to industry personnel, including you. Of course, AMT Magazine is one of those. Its advertisers want you to have the information so everyone wins when you subscribe. Other sample trade magazines on my list include Airport Business, Ground Support Worldwide, Civil Aviation Training Magazine, and other great industry publications. I like these magazines because they are very up-to-date. The publication time is extremely fast, meaning that you are usually reading articles that were written in the past 30 days. These magazines are targeted to the specific industry segment and usually offer very applied advice. These are not usually "theory" magazines written by and for Ph.D.s (not counting me).

In addition to maintenance and human factors I am always interested in training. The Civil Aviation Training Magazine, by Halldale Publishing, keeps me abreast about training for all aspects of aviation. I must admit that my feline-loving spouse was particularly proud when I wrote articles for CAT Magazine.

More Print and Media Sources (Credit Card Required)
My position demands that I have as much current information as possible. For that reason, I personally subscribe to print and media sources like Aviation Week and Space Technology ( I have read AvWeek, without interruption, for over 35 years. The Aviation Week site offers a subscription only Aviation Week Intelligence Network and also Aviation Daily. FAA is a corporate subscriber to many of these services. Aviation Week has a print and media product dedicated to MRO, named Inside MRO (

Another excellent paid source is Flight International ( This magazine, as you would expect, has a broad international range of topics and a variety of additional print and digital information products.

Generally speaking, the paid subscription magazines have less advertising than the free ones. Their ads are geared to buyers of airliners, engines, or avionics. I like the advertisements, for large as well as small products and services. It shows me how MROs differentiate themselves or how air framer and power plant manufacturers compare their new products.

If you want to avoid all advertising, then try government publications. For example, the FAA publishes a very nice glossy colour magazine. The FAA Safety Briefing is available from the U.S. Government Bookstore ( It can be downloaded (free) from the FAA website ( I like the magazine because it always has a timely and relevant message from a key FAA executive, usually the Director of the Flight Standards Service. It is an applied magazine with news and advice to pilots as well as aircraft maintenance technicians.

Information from Industry Groups and Professional Societies
Industry trade associations and professional societies can keep you updated on safety. The magazines and websites, like the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) or the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) are excellent. Such memberships are generally aimed at your employers but individuals can join at reduced rates. They also provide information, like the Avionics News from AEA, that can be downloaded to non-members. I belong to groups like Flight Safety Foundation (; the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (, the Royal Aeronautical Society (, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association. The combination of information from these organizations helps ensure that I know what's going on in safety.

And Follow the Procedures from the Manufacturers and Your Company
It would be remiss not to mention the No. 1 cause of events/incident. That is: "Failure to Follow Procedures." I have never seen an accident report that said the operator or maintainer did not look at enough websites or read enough professional aviation magazines. To ensure continuing safety and efficiency use the manuals, work cards, and checklists. Be sure the information is current. As far as you being current, Dr. Bill suggests that you borrow some of his sources.

Other Information Sources - Be Careful
Again, you must consider your information source. You should understand the culture and context before you follow the advice. One pilot told me that his mother (or father) told him that when he went to work that he should be careful and not "fly too fast or too high." That may be good advice but too slow and too low is another problem. A human factors presenter told me that his "Broadway" uncle told him to "break a leg" at his next speech. He jumped off the stage and end up with a fracture. Be sure that you understand the colloquialisms!


Users of the Johannesburg aerodromes must be aware of the fact that they all take Aviation Safety and AVSEC seriously. If you want to use these airports as a Pilot or are employed in any way on them, then we would recommend that you make yourself aware of Part 139 in the SACARs and the Rules and Regulations applicable to that particular aerodrome. Be prepared for fines being levied if you breach any of the SARPs.

Next Safety Meeting - Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 09.00 in the Old Customs Hall
# The wearing of high visibility jackets/waistcoats is mandatory for all persons, excepting for passengers under escort, on airside. (SA CAR 139.02.22(6))
# Drivers found to be speeding on airside will have their access remote taken from them.
# Vehicles being driven on airside must carry proper mandatory insurance cover
# All delivery vehicles and visiting vehicles requiring access to airside MUST be escorted from the access gate to the premises and then after closure of their business back to the gate for egress.
# Cranes are not allowed onto Rand Airport unless their use has been specifically authorised by airport management
# All operators are required to report Bird Strikes to the Safety Office even if there has been no structural damage to the aircraft as a result of the strike.
# Fuel must not be "trucked" into Rand Airport from other sources. Should there be a special requirement permission must be sought from the Airport Manager. The previous "block" method of charging landing fees will now cease with a discount being given to Rand Airport Air BP Customers which will amount to the same charges being levied as under the block system.
# The Grand Rand Show is set to take off on the 21st August. The airspace will be closed on the hour for 15 mins every hour for Airshow practices to take place from 15th-20th August.
# The airport and aprons will be closed for normal use from 14.00 on Saturday 20th August until 06.00 on Monday 22nd August.
# Entrance tickets should be purchased on line at the Rand Airport Show website

Next Safety, Security and Stakeholders Meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th August (note 1 day later than usual due to the public holiday 2016 at 12.00 in the LIA Training School.
# The wearing of high visibility jackets/waistcoats is mandatory for all persons, excepting for passengers under escort, on airside. (SA CAR 139.02.22(6))
# Drivers shall obey the published speed limits which are 30 on airside and 40 on landside - these have been enforced as from 1st May 2015

Next Safety Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 12.00 in the Boardroom
# The wearing of high visibility jackets/waistcoats is mandatory for all persons, excepting for passengers under escort, on airside. (SA CAR 139.02.22(6))
# Drivers found to be speeding on airside will have their access revoked
# Construction Project at the Southern Helipads consisting of the construction of a new concrete slab which will accommodate 3 x helipads and slurry sealing of the dust patches around the new and existing slabs is underway. Taxiway Yankee is closed for the duration of the construction work to mitigate any potential safety occurrences.
#The construction phases incorporating the central taxiway and parts of Delta should have been completed by the 17th July.
# Should an emergency occur pedestrians are requested to stand still in a safe area out of the way of responding AR&FFS vehicles.
# During any emergency Pilots, Instructors and students should try to keep the frequencies as clear as possible.
# Shell South Africa have advised us that their ship bringing in AVGAS will now only be docking on 10 August 2016 and that they will only be able to start offloading by 15 August. We were promised a second shipment of AVGAS from the supplier that delivered our current stock but they have unfortunately let us down. We currently have NO AVGAS in our tanks.


Should you wish to make a donation to this more than worthy cause then please pay it (via EFT or as a deposit) into;
Standard Bank Bedford Gardens; Bank Code 018 305; Account Name: SA Air Force Association (JHB Branch); Account Number: 022 605 568. You may use either your Company or Individual name along with the word donation as the reference.


With the various terrorist and civilian insurgencies currently going on around the globe it makes absolute sense for those working away from their home base to set up a system in order to ensure that someone, who is capable of sounding the alarm (SAR, Police, Military etc.), knows where they are at all times.


If you are interested and qualified, please send your CV to

Part Time Consultant Air Safety Officers required who comply with the requirements of SA CARS Part 135, Part 121, Part 127, Part 140, Part 141 and Part 145 - must have had appropriate SMS training, previous experience and preferably been approved by the South African Air Services Licencing Council.
Part Time Quality Assurance Consultants required who are appropriately qualified and comply with the requirements of Part 135, Part 121, Part 127, Part 140, Part 141 and Part 145.
Part Time Aviation Security Consultant required who is appropriately qualified for RSA and International Operations

Can we help you with your aviation safety and / or quality requirements?
Under SA CAR 140.01.2 if you and your organisation hold one of the following
# a category 4 or higher aerodrome licence;
# an ATO approval;
#an aircraft maintenance organisation approval;
# a manufacturing organisation approval;
# an ATSU approval;
# a design organisation approval;
# an AOC issued in terms of Part 101, 121, 127, 135, 141;
# a procedure design organisation approval; and
# an electronic services organisation approval,
then you shall establish a Safety Management System for the control and supervision of the services rendered or to be rendered by that organisation.

If you do not already have an approved Air Safety Officer and an approved Safety Management System then please contact us for assistance.

We, at GA Consultants, deliver the following SA CAA Approved training courses for Air Safety Officers at Rand Airport;
#Safety Management Systems
#Integrated Safety Officer Course
# Quality Assurance Auditor
# Crew Resource Management (Initial and Recurrent)
# Dangerous Goods
# Human Factors for AME's

Should your operation be of a size whereby the full time employment of an Air Safety Officer and/or Quality Assurance Officer is not financially viable then we can provide you with Consultants who have previously held Air Services Licensing Council approval. We can also provide you with a tailor made SA CAA approved Safety Management System and all SA CAA required Manuals for your operation.

For further information on how we can help you please contact Rethea or Candice in Hanger 6, Rand Airport, Germiston on 011-024-5446/7 or e-mail

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