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Welcome to SAA Technical


Who we are

SAA Technical (SAAT) has a collective people-asset base of over 2600 of highly skilled staff. The SAAT team compromises of maintenance-related employees, with a strong base of technical and engineering skills. Inclusive are the support structures of Engineering, Planning, Strategic Procurement, Logistics, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Finance, 24 Hour Maintenance Control Centre, Technical Training and Human Resources.



South African Airways Technical (SOC) Ltd (SAAT) is a full-service MRO organisation, the largest in Africa. SAAT has held full and uninterrupted US Federal Aviation Authority certification since the late nineteen eighties, serving a range of local and international airlines. Prior to 1 April 2000, SAAT was a division of SAA. SAA Technical was corporatized on 1 April 2000 and fully registered as SAA Technical (SOC) Limited to become a wholly owned subsidiary of SAA (SOC) Ltd.

SAA Technical is sole provider of aircraft maintenance to SAA, Mango and Comair/Kulula which are the premier carriers in South Africa. SAA Technical also provides MRO services to a variety of regional and other airlines such as Air Namibia, Rwandair, TAAG, Arik Air, Trans Air Congo, Korongo Airlines, Air Zimbabwe, Air Mauritius, Air France, KLM and Turkish Airlines among others.

Market segments include: major airframe checks; engine overhaul; mechanical components; avionics; and line maintenance. SAAT’s main operational base is Johannesburg and it also services customers in Cape Town, Durban and other regional airports.



By choosing the SAA Technical team to carry out your maintenance and repair work, you as a customer are guaranteed the following:

  1. Excellent Turn Around Times and Dispatch Reliability.

  2. Competitive labour rates.

  3. A broad skills-base.

  4. Comprehensive support from Component and Workshops Services.

  5. Excellent and world-class facilities.

  6. US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)   (DW5Y820M)certification

  7. European Aviation Safety Agency  (EASA) 145.0136 certification

  8.  South African Civil Aviation Authority   (SACAA) (AM01);  certification

  9. We have  SANAS (South African National Accreditation)  

  10. EASA Part 147 training accreditation

  11. Is an ISO 14001 organisation

We have numerous other international /regional certifications & approvals.