Aircraft Maintenance Organisation

As a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) licensed company, FFA Aviation AMO 1116 ensures that aircraft are maintained according to SACAA Regulations and Manufacturers’ recommendations for quality and safety.

FFA Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) 1116 is passionate about aircraft maintenance. As the main service provider to Kishugu Aviation, we understand how important a well-maintained aircraft is for a pilot to confidently and successfully take to the sky.


Highly qualified aircraft engineers and mechanics at the facility maintain aircraft and helicopters. The AMO specialises in maintenance on Cessna 100 and 200 series, Air Tractor 802 series, Dromader M-18 series, Bell 206 and Bell 205/UH-1H series aircraft. Maintenance comprises of scheduled maintenance “servicing” defect repairs, structural repairs, and Bambi bucket maintenance. (used in wildfire water bombing)

During the Summer Fire Season (December to April in the Cape Province), ad-hoc maintenance is carried out at approved maintenance facilities.

All the maintenance operations are coordinated- planned and supervised from Mpumalanga Province in Nelspruit, where the AMO has its main facility.

Maintenance takes place directly from this base during the winter fire season in the northern parts of South Africa.

Why choose FFA Aviation AMO 1116?

Since 2008, FFA Aviation AMO 1116 has dedicated itself to quality service.

We pride ourselves in offering thorough, seamless an essential aircraft maintenance services, in line with local and international standards. We are client focused and aim to fulfil each of our client’s specific needs.

“Being compliant to the highest aviation standards, and being safe throughout all air operations, is key to our business.”

We specialise in scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and general repairs to aircraft and installations of avionics. The company supports the local general aviation market. Our work is vital to Kishugu Aviation, which delivers reliable aerial support to its clients across South Africa.

Kishugu Aviation operates command and control aircraft, helicopters, air tractors and fixed wing spotter aircraft to help save lives, properties and the environment against unwanted wildfires. Kishugu Aviation is also responsible for all aircraft fuel supplies at the Nelspruit airport.

What we offer

Our experienced maintenance technicians are qualified to handle a wide variety of aircraft such as:

  • Air Tractors
  • Ayres’s
  • Cessna’s
  • Bell 204, 205 & 206 Helicopters

Additional products and services

Bambi Buckets
FFA Aviation AMO 1116 is the sub-Saharan agent for SEI Industries regarding services and sales on Bambi Buckets and aerial firefighting equipment.

Where we operate

Our main facility is located at the Nelspruit Airfield. Our dedicated technicians often travel to various bases in the country to maintain aircraft in the field.

T: +27 13 741 8222

Where we operate

Our workshop is located at Nelspruit Airfield. Our dedicated technicians often travel to various bases in the country to maintain aircraft in the field.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us regarding aircraft services, bambi buckets or fuel services.