KISHUGU® AVIATION

Advanced aerial firefighting, aviation ab initio, fuel supply
and distribution, aviation maintenance organisations and safety training.
Overview
Kishugu® Aviation is the air wing of Kishugu® providing a wide range of specialist aircraft and highly skilled pilots to clients that require the services of a professional, independent aviation company. Kishugu® Aviation, a registered Kishugu® Holdings company, is renowned for providing the aerial support to the South African Governments’ Department of Environmental Affairs (Expanded Public Works) Working on Fire Programme (WoF).

KISHUGU® AVIATION OVERVIEW

Our aircraft fleet includes the Cessna 100 and 200 series, Air Tractor 802 series, Dromader M-18 series, Bell 206 and Bell 205/UH-1H series, also known as ‘Hueys’. Ground support is provided in the form of 14 Aircraft Supply Vehicles (ASV’s) including mobile fuel bowsers.

Our fleet provides delivery of equipment and supplies, deployment of helicopter crews to fires, firefighter transport, reconnaissance of new fires, locations, and behavior, can ignite prescribed fires and foam or retardant drops to slow, contain or kill fires. Kishugu® Aviation also provides a full portfolio of aviation training courses through its Aviation Training Organisation (ATO), a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) licensed Aviation Maintenance Organisation (AMO), extensive charter and other aerial work, Bambi Bucket sales and service and aviation fuel supply.

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Legal Compliance and Logistics
Our Legal Compliance and Logistics Department (LC&L) is responsible for sourcing and placement of all our aerial and ground support resources. This Department ensures that the Company’s Classes 2 and 3 air service licenses as well as Parts 127, 96, and 135 remain current, compliant. The CL&L is the custodian of Aviation’s 4* NOSA rating. Aviation’s risk management portfolio is overseen by Legal and Logistics
Overall Management
The professional Management Structure at Kishugu® conforms to strict South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) protocols. Ninety percent of key titleholders are commercially licensed pilots with years of experience in all aspects of a successful, fully compliant aerial business.
Aircraft Maintenance Organisation
FFA Aviation AMO 1116 (Pty) Ltd is a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) approved Aircraft Maintenance facility. Maintenance is done to manufacturers’ recommendations, SACAA regulations and approved aircraft maintenance schedules.
Aviation Training Organisation
The Kishugu® Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) is a dynamic South African pilot training Academy that offers students flight training from pupil to private pilot and commercial certification. We offer training courses on a full time or part time basis.
Charter and Aerial Work
Apart from providing aircraft, in support of wild land fire fighting, Kishugu® Aviation is respected in the commercial sector assisting with major civil engineering projects. We provide charter and aerial work services in South Africa and in Africa.

Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd Board Members

Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd Board Members

Emile Grobbelaar

CEO Kishugu Aviation

Summary

Summary

Joined Deloitte Pretoria office in 2001
Seconded to Deloitte Office in Tampa Florida, USA in 2003
Joined Deloitte Office in Nelspruit in 2004
Left the Auditing Profession in 2006 for a career in commerce and industry
Joined Kishugu in 2009 as Director and Chief Financial Officer
Participated in developing and driving the Group Strategy, with specific focus on finance

Education and training

B Com Accounting: University of Pretoria – 2000.
B Compt Honours: UNISA – 2001.
CA (SA): South African Institute of Chartered Accountants –2004

Short Courses

“Advanced Excel for Financial Managers” CBM Training, Johannesburg, 2012
“Accredited Assessor” South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, Johannesburg, 2005
“Higher Diploma in Auditing” University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 2003

Aviation Experience

Completed full time PPL in 1997 (not current).
Experience in aviation funding and investment models
Corporate Finance
Aviation Business Strategic Financial Management
Governance and Oversight.
Deep understanding of generic risk management principles
Strict compliance focus from career that was rooted in the Auditing Profession.
Board Member of Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd since 2010.
Managing Director of FFA Assets (Pty) Ltd (Aircraft Ownership Company) since 2010.
Board Member of the Nelspruit Airfield NPC since 2011.
Member of the Lowveld Air Show Committee since 2014.

Non-Executive Directorship

Non-Executive Director of Care for Wild NPC
Treasurer for Nelspruit Golf Club 2006 – 2009
Nelspruit Airfield NPC

Dean Khumalo

Executive Manager: Denel Aviation SOC

Summary

Summary

Executive Manager: MRO Operations – Denel Aviation SOC
Divisional Manager: Technical Services – South African Express Airways SOC
Senior Manager: Airworthiness – South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

Education and training

Masters Degree: Aviation Safety specialising in Aircraft Airworthiness – ENAC and ENSICA.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Regenesys Business School.
Diploma in Senior Civil Aviation Management – Singapore Aviation Academy.
National Diploma in Aircraft Engines and Airframes Maintenance.
National Certificate in Aircraft Engines and Airframes Maintenance.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’ Licence. (SACAA Categories A & C).
Aeronautical Engineering Certificate.

Tony Kennett

Technical Advisor

Summary

Summary

Coming soon.

Education and training

Coming soon.

Duke Moorosi

Managing Director: Ulusha Projects

Summary

Summary

Holder of Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
Extensive Experience in Flight Operations
Executive Level Management Experience
Chairman of Safety Review Panel – South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)
Previous Chairman of SACAA.
Directorships in several companies

Education and training

Professional Aviation Management: McGill University, Canada – 1983
DeHavilland Twin Otter Training: Toronto, Canada – 1979
Beechcraft King Air 300 Course: Wichita, KS, USA – 1986
Fokker Friendship RSA Training: Comair, Johannesburg – 1984

Trevor Abrahams

Managing Director: Working on Fire

Summary

Summary

• Managing Director: FFA Operations (Working on Fire)
• Executive Chairman: FFA Operations (Working on Fire)
• CEO: South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
• Chairman: National Aviation Security Committee.
• National Director: SACHED Trust
• Advisor: Ministry of Education
• Advisor: Ministry of Trade and Industry
• Consultant: Department of Transport

Education and training

• B.A. Hons: University of Cape Town Post Graduate Award Human Science Research Council
• M.A: University of Cape Town Post Graduate Research Award Human Science Research Council
• M.A.: SUNY Foreign Student Scholarship Awards: December 1981, April 1985. Graduate Student Organisation Travel and Research Fund Awards
• Serving as Chairman of Directors on a Board Committee for Kishugu Aviation Pty Ltd – since May 2005.
• Serving as an Executive Director on a Board Committee for Kishugu Pty Ltd – since May 2005.
• Serving as an Executive Chairman on a Board Committee for FFA Operations Pty Ltd T/A Working on Fire.
• Serving as Director and Chairman of Remuneration Sub-Committee FFA Holdings Pty.

Colin Jordaan

CEO: Civil Aviation

Summary

Summary

CEO and Director of Civil Aviation, ex-officio Executive Director on the Civil Aviation Authority Board.
Member of the South African Institute of Director’s since 2008.
Non-executive director of 3S Media (Pty) LTD from January 2006 to July 2015.
Non-executive director of the Recreation Aviation Administration South Africa (RAASA)
Director on the Board of the Aero Club of South Africa from 1983 to 1986.
Director of the Wits University Flying Association (Section 21 Company) from July 1975 to Sept 1978

Education and training

Aeronautical Engineering: Wits University – 1971-1977
Mechanical and Structural Engineering: Aeronautical Research (CSIR) -1978
Aviation Business Leaders’ Development Course: Cambridge Judge School of Business, UK – 2006
Chief of Civil Aviation Authorities Course: Singapore Aviation Academy – 2008.

“Aircraft and helicopters are critical tools in managing wildland fire. Kishugu® Aviation provides national and international aerial firefighting services with resources.”

FOR THE GREATER GOOD®

®We aim to grow this business even further, beyond the horizon, for the greater good® of the world at large.