Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

‘Can-do’ charter service [AAD141]

17 September 2014

Lanseria International-based MCC Aviation (Pty) Ltd (Aircraft Park), a well-established fixed- and rotor-wing charter service provider, is having a busy and productive year. One of its two Jetstream 41s is in regular daily service between Lanseria, Sishen and Kuruman in the Northern Cape. Sishen is home to one of South Africa’s largest iron ore reserves, while Kuruman is known as the ‘Oasis of the Kalahari’, due to the flowing springs of Die Oog (the Eye of Kuruman).

It is also recognised as the place where David Livingstone arrived as a missionary in 1841.

Some of its helicopters, including a brand-new Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e, are involved in extensive cross-border operations, with bases in Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while potential passenger routes and support for local carriers in Mozambique are being targeted with its Beech King Air 200. The company has also established its own helicopter maintenance organisation, offering overhaul and maintenance services for Bell, Airbus and Robinson helicopters.

MCC Aviation, part of the Mutual Group of Companies, provides a full charter spectrum of VVIP, corporate, aerial ambulance operations, cargo, leisure, tourist and scenic flights. Apart from its own fleet, MCC also manages other aircraft on behalf of their owners. Operations are around the clock, seven days a week, and no charter is too big or too small.

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