http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.68Change: -0.07
R/$ = 12.39Change: -0.02
Au 1167.77 $/ozChange: -4.12
Pt 1062.50 $/ozChange: 1.30
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Sep 19, 2012

Former SAAF aircraft and other equipment on sale at air show

Back
Pretoria|Africa|Aircraft|Armscor|Defence|Training|Africa|South Africa|Air Force Base Waterkloof|Aerospace Industry|Equipment|Service|Cessna 185|Pilatus PC-7
|Africa|Aircraft|Defence|Training|Africa|||Equipment|Service|
pretoria|africa-company|aircraft|armscor|defence|training|africa|south-africa|air-force-base-waterkloof|aerospace-industry|equipment|service|cessna-185|pilatus-pc7
© Reuse this



South Africa’s defence acquisition, research and development and equipment disposals agency Armscor is offering a number of former South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft for sale, marketing them at the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition now under way at Air Force Base Waterkloof, just south of Pretoria.

The aircraft involved are Pilatus PC-7 Mark II turboprop training aircraft, known to the SAAF as Astras, and Cessna 185 light observation and utility aircraft (which can also be used for training). Twelve of each aircraft are on offer.

The SAAF originally acquired just over 60 Astras during the first half of the 1990s. Some 40 of these are being put through a major modernisation programme, centred on new avionics, and developed by the South African aerospace industry.

The 12 aircraft being offered for sale are regarded as being surplus to the SAAF's requirements and are not scheduled for upgrading. Should they not be sold, they will be broken up for spares for the SAAF's remaining Astras.

The Cessna 185s have long been out of service, but problems with their documentation significantly delayed their disposal.

Armscor is cautioning potential buyers that these aircraft are not standard 185s, having been modified while in SAAF service. These modifications will have to be taken into account by any buyer seeking civil certification for these aircraft.

Armscor also has many ex-South African National Defence Force (SANDF) vehicles for sale, predominantly from the Samil range of vehicles. Around 1 000 such vehicles are on offer. However, these are categorised by the SANDF as being beyond economical repair and are not in running order.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Transport & Logistics News
State-owned entity Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has started the registration process for its integrated port management system (IPMS), which is scheduled to go live in the Port of Durban at the end of July. TNPA started issuing registration instructions...
The development of rural road infrastructure and public transport services remains critical to the delivery of South Africa’s – and other African States’ – developmenta agenda, requiring meticulous planning that ties in with the socioeconomic needs of the host...
PRASA CEO Lucky Montana
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Monday moved to assure South Africans that, despite contrary claims emerging in Sunday newspaper Rapport, its new – and growing – fleet of Afro locomotives were running on the nation’s expansive railway lines...
More
 
 
Latest News
State-owned entity Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has started the registration process for its integrated port management system (IPMS), which is scheduled to go live in the Port of Durban at the end of July. TNPA started issuing registration instructions...
The development of rural road infrastructure and public transport services remains critical to the delivery of South Africa’s – and other African States’ – developmenta agenda, requiring meticulous planning that ties in with the socioeconomic needs of the host...
South Africa-focused mineral explorer and developer White Rivers Exploration (WRE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Windfall Energy to facilitate the joint exploration and development of WRE’s Heilbron and Kroonstad gas assets in the Witwatersrand...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
NHLANHLA NENE The main constraints to economic growth are domestic
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene earlier this month stated that, while South Africa’s 2015 economic growth target of 2% was achievable, it was not enough to deliver the tax revenue needed to combat the country’s challenges.
The World Steel Association has published the 2015 edition of the World Steel in Figures report, which shows an increase in steel production as well as provides an overview of steel industry activities from crude steel production to apparent steel use.
The 25-year master plan for Gauteng’s Aerotropolis project will go through a process of approval and adoption during June and July, says Aerotroplis project manager Jack van der Merwe. “We are also in the process of putting together a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to...
SOLAR PANELS The existing buildings in the Coega Industrial Development Zone lent themselves well to rooftop solar panel installations
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels.
The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA’s) November 2014 judgment, ordering steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark steel plant to environmental pressure groups, confirmed the right of civil...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96