ExecuJet Africa, part of the ExecuJet Aviation Group, is expanding the support capabilities at its Cape Town International Airport facility to cover the Bombardier Dash 8 / Q300* aircraft, due to growing demand in the region.
A Bombardier* Dash 8 / Q300 aircraft is currently undergoing C-check base maintenance, an extensive inspection needed after a specific number of flight hours, in ExecuJet’s 6,000 m² Cape Town hangar. More Dash 8 / Q300 aircraft are expected to undergo maintenance at the facility by the end of April.
“We are pleased to be able to offer support for the Dash 8 / Q300 aircraft at our Cape Town facility. There are a significant number of these aircraft operating in Africa and there is a need to provide these operators with a maintenance facility capable of performing heavy maintenance on these aircraft types. The location of the Cape Town facility is ideally suited for aircraft based in Africa,” said Steve Bothma, Maintenance Director, ExecuJet South Africa.
ExecuJet had previously carried out C-check base maintenance on Dash 8* aircraft at ExecuJet’s Lanseria International Airport facility. ExecuJet Africa’s maintenance capabilities vary from minor inspections and checks to heavy maintenance checks such as C, D and cycle/hour checks, structural repairs, modifications and interior refurbishment, in addition to avionics installations and modifications.
The supporting workshops are able to accommodate wheels, brakes, batteries, composite repairs, paint repairs and interior, as well as full exterior refurbishment activities.
ExecuJet Africa’s Lanseria facility is an authorised Bombardier Aerospace, Hawker Beechcraft, Dassault Falcon and Gulfstream maintenance facility, as well as a Honeywell Engine service centre. In addition, the operation holds dealerships for various avionics OEMs, such as Honeywell, Universal, Rockwell Collins, Avidyne and Garmin. ExecuJet’s Lagos, Nigeria location is part of Bombardier Aerospace’s Authorized Service Facility network for business aircraft. ExecuJet Maintenance South Africa holds South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approvals, as well as other SACAA approvals. The company specialises in maintenance services for most turboprop and business jet aircraft.