South African Airways Technical shortlisted in the category for Best Line Maintenance Provider as part of the annual Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Awards

South African Airways Technical acknowledged for maintenance excellence

JOHANNESBURG, 2015-4-15 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Technical (SAAT), the biggest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organisation (MRO) on the African continent, has been acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost facilities when it comes to line maintenance.

SAAT has now been shortlisted in the category for Best Line Maintenance Provider as part of the annual Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Awards (ATE&M Awards).

The prestigious Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Awards, now in their fifth year, are produced by MRO Network and are designed to recognise the achievement of organisations and individuals within the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector of the commercial aerospace aftermarket.

“We are very pleased to be shortlisted in the category for Line Maintenance, as SAAT provides line maintenance services to more than 30 customers at both domestic and international stations.  Our facility is growing from strength to strength and we delivered another year of strong performance, continuing to add operational excellence that is intrinsic to the SAAT culture and SAA’s Long-Term Turnaround Strategy during a period of significant change and growth,” says Musa Zwane, CEO SAA Technical.

The SAAT Line Maintenance facility offers routine Pre-flight, Transit, Daily, Weekly, CKA, defect rectification, supervision of refueling operations, aircraft exterior cleaning and polishing, interior deep cleaning, short term parking, aircraft towing, ground power services, water and waste services. The network of stations covers both RSA and international locations.

The list of shortlisted companies in the various categories for Best Airframe MRO; Best Component MRO; Best Engine MRO; Best Line Maintenance Provider; Best Logistics Provider; Best OEM for Aftermarket Support; Best Spare Parts Provider, followed the award organisers receiving a record breaking 8,000 votes.

SAAT competes for this title in the global sphere and amongst several high-profile industry professionals such as AFI KLM E&M; AAR; Delta TechOps; Storm Aviation and STS Line Maintenance.

As part of the ATE&M Awards on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at the Royal Garden Hotel, London a Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the awards ceremony

About SAA Technical
SAA Technical (SAAT), South African Airways’ world class aircraft maintenance division, remains the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in Africa. SAAT has a broad skills base, with excellent facilities, local and international certifications and full maintenance capabilities that are based on the highest of safety standards, superior quality of service, the best maintenance reliability records in the world with Dispatch Reliability and turnaround times exceeding International Benchmark standards. Covering an area of 85,000 square metres in hangar space, SAAT has been fully FAA-certified since the early 1990’s. SAAT serves an increasing number of local, regional and international airlines with highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced Engineers who attend to approximately 400 hundred flights daily.

For any Aircraft Maintenance requirements, contact:
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•    Facsimile Number: +27 (0)11 978-9994
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