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Air Cargo Operators' Committee

The issue of access and egress control at OR Tambo International Airport, and other airports in South Africa (SA) is high on the agenda of the Air Cargo Operators’ Committee (ACOC), chairman Alwyn Rautenbach. ACOC endorses the identification verification system (IVS),  the system chosen by the air cargo industry in SA for identifying and controlling cargo drawers and warehouses, and both the cargo handlers, Swissport, and the national carrier, SAA, use it. Read more...

Air BP is the specialised aviation division of BP (formerly British Petroleum) a leading global  oil and gas company 
headquartered in London, England.
 Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fules, including AVGAS and kerosene jet fuels, as well as lubricants for both turbine and piston-engined aircraft.




Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) is responsible for the efficient running of South Africa's Air Traffic Control Systems, the maintenance of which includes the deployment of ATNS Air Traffic. ATNS is the sole provider of air traffic management, navigation, training and associated services within South Africa.


Airbus is a European consortium producing the Airbus family of passenger aircraft, a corporate jet, the beluga supertransport and military transport. Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and is headquartered in Toulouse, France.

Airports Company of South Africa Limited (ACSA) is a South African airport management company. 
ACSA operates nine of South Africa’s airports. The company is headquartered in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Amadeus IT Group is a major Spanish IT Provider for the global travel and tourism industry. Acting as an international network, Amadeus provides search, pricing, booking, ticketing and other processing services in real-time to travel providers and travel agencies through its Amadeus CRS distribution business area. Through its IT Solutions business area, it also offers travel companies software systems which automate processes such as reservations, inventory management and departure control.

Established in 1956, the
Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) is a representative forum that promotes professional service in the travel industry for both members and their clients. ASATA’s membership includes South African retail travel agents, travel management companies, wholesalers and suppliers of travel-related products and services.

BidAir Services (Pty) Ltd, a 100% held subsidiary of the BIDVest Group Ltd was formed in 2005 in order to combine and manage a number of Bidvest Group Ltd. companies in an aviation services focused unit. Initially comprising of just two business units, Airport Handling Services and Express Air Services, the division has since expanded in order to provide a full menu of ground handling services.

Blake Emergency Services is a UK-based, privately owned organisation which specialises in assisting airlines and airports in preparing for and responding to emergency situations including emergency planning, disaster response and crisis management training.

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation, headquatered in Chicago, that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites worldwide. Boeing also provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is one of the largest global aircraft manufacturers.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft offers a complete range of commercial aircraft optimized for best-in-class efficiency with the highest level of customer service. Its product portfolio includes the Q400 turboprop, the CRJ Series family of regional jets and the C Series airliners – the world’s newest and most advanced single-aisle aircraft for the 100- to 150-seat market segment.  



CFM International is the world's leading supplier of jet engines for commercial airplanes. CFM International is a joint venture between GE Aviation, a division of General Electric of the United States and Safran Aircraft Engines, a division of Safran of France.

CIT is an American commercial banking company that  provides lending, leasing and treasury management services to small and middle market businesses and the transportation sector. CIT Aerospace, Defense & Government Finance provide integrated financial solutions for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the aerospace, defense, homeland security, government services and aviation lending markets.

Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircraft and provides aeronautical services. Embraer  is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world and is headquartered in São José dos Campos, São Paulo State.




Engen Petroleum is a South African oil and gas company listed on the JSE. Until 1990, it was part of Mobil Oil. In 1993, it changed the brand name into Engen. The company is present in over 20 countries and export products to over 30 more countries, mostly in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

FlightSafety International is a professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organisations. 

FlightSafety provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. The company operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations around the globe.

Fujitsu Ltd., commonly referred to as Fujitsu, is a Japanese multinational, Fortune Global 500 information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Fujitsu is a global leader for computer products, but also offers a diversity of products and services in the areas of personal computing, enterprise computing, such as mainframe server products, as well as storage products, telecomms, advanced microelectronics, and air conditioning.



GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric (GE), one of the world's largest corporations, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, outside Cincinnati. GE Aviation is a leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military  aircraft; and is also a leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business ,marine, and general aviation.

Hahn Air is a German airline headquartered in Dreieich, offering scheduled and charter flights within Europe from its base at Düsseldorf Airport. The company`s core business, however, is a ticketing solution that gives travel agencies access to airlines via computer reservation systems and allows them to issue tickets on the Hahn Air HR-169 document. Internationally, over 100,000 travel agencies use Hahn Air’s services.

Hi-Fly Marketing is a South African aviation company with a particular focus on technology systems and engineering expertise for improving operational efficiency and safety. The company provides consultancy and services to the aviation industry, specialising in helping clients in their business development through a range of strong representations of global leaders including ADSoftware, Sagem (Safran Group), Litson & Associates and EADS Seca.



Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, also referred to as KMI Airport is the gateway to South Africa's iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park. The airport is located 57km north east of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It serves travellers to the Kruger National Park.There are also  scheduled passenger flights to other South African cities, as well as regional destinations.

Lanseria International Airport is a privately-owned international airport that is situated north of Randburg and Sandton to the north west of Johannesburg, South Africa. Commercial flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban and George operate daily on Kulula.comMango Airlines and FlySafair.


Omni Air International is a privately owned and managed United States FAA Part 121 certificated air carrier entering its third decade of air transportation solutions. Omni provides worldwide passenger charter operations to a diverse customer base including tour operators, scheduled and charter airlines, cruise lines, corporations (shuttles and incentive programs), sports teams, alumni groups, and global government agencies.



Gateway Airports Authority Limited (GAAL) is a South African government public entity reporting to the Department of Transport Safety and Security Liaison which was formally known as the Department of Roads and Transport. It is GAAL's mandate to manage all non-private airports in Limpopo including Polokwane International Airport where it is headquartered.


Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies. Founded in 1925, and headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, the company is one of the big 3 aero-engine manufactureres (together with General Electric and Rolls-Royce).  Pratt & Whitney's aircraft engines are widely used in both civil aviation and military aviation.

PUMA Energy is a mid- and downstream oil company, majority-owned by the Dutch Trafigura and the Angolan Sonangol Group.  Its operations span over 49 countries across five continents and encompass the supply, storage, refining, distribution, and retail of a range of petroleum products.

Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace is a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Holdings, a British multinational public limited company that owns Rolls-Royce, established in 1904 and today designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries. The comopany is the world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines and has major businesses in the marine propulsion and energy sectors. 

Sabre Corporation is a travel technology company based in Southlake, Texas. It is the largest Global Distribution Systems provider for air bookings in North America. 
Sabre serves its customers through cutting-edge technology developed in six facilities located across four continents. The company operates three businesses: Sabre Airline SolutionsSabre Hospitality Solutions, and Sabre Travel Network.

Royal Dutch Shell plc commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the UK. It is one of the six oil and gas "supermajors."  Every year at around 900 airports in about 36 countries, Shell Aviation provides high quality aviation fuel and a range of aviation lubricants and fluids, for almost 2 million aircraft, refueling an aircraft every 14 seconds. 

SITA is a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry. SITA is owned by members of the air transport industry, who make up the SITA Board and SITA Council. The company works with the air transport community, including cooperation with industry bodies, such as International Air Transport Association (IATA)Air Cargo Inc (AIC) and regional associations, aiming to solve common industry issues through the use of IT and telecommunication services, development of community systems, industry standards and shared infrastructures.


The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is the meteorological service under the South African government's 
Department of Environmental Affairs and TourismSAWS is a member of the World Meteorological OrganizationSAWS operates a significant number of weather stations in South Africa as well as stations at Gough Island, Marion Island and Antarctica in cooperation with the South African National Antarctic Programme.


Swissport International Ltd (Swissport) is a Swiss aviation services company providing airport ground and cargo handling services, headquartered in Opfikon. Swissport 
handles around 230 million passengers and 4.3 million tonnes of cargo annually, on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector.