All South African Air Force articles

  • News

    PARIS: South African Air Force boosts Gripen availability


    Previous low availability of South African Air Force (SAAF) Saab Gripen C/Ds has been overcome by bringing stored aircraft back into service, says Lt Col Josias Mashaba, commanding officer of the service's 2 Sqn.

  • Mwari - Paramount Group

    ANALYSIS: AHRLAC leads the charge in South African revival


    ​In offices overlooking the production hall at AHRLAC Holdings, new graduate engineers work alongside colleagues in their fifties and sixties. The latter are largely veterans of the sanctions-era South African aerospace sector and are mentoring a new generation of aircraft developers.

  • News

    ExecuJet delivers first refurbished B200 to SAAF


    ExecuJet Aviation has delivered the first refurbished Beechcraft King Air B200 for the South African Air Force (SAAF). The business aviation services company was awarded a contract in August 2014 to upgrade SAAF’s fleet of four twin-engined turboprops, which are used by the service for personnel transportation and medical ...

  • SA Paramount

    ANALYSIS: AHRLAC flight highlights Paramount Group's rising star


    The maiden flight of Paramount Group's two-seater AHRLAC is the latest milestone in a success story that features acquisitions, ambitions and a forward-thinking approach that is paying dividends

  • Hawk iPad - BAE Systems

    Hawk trainer iPad trial to start in South Africa


    South African air force pilots are to trial the use of iPad tablets with the service’s Hawk lead-in fighter trainers, following the recent completion of “rigorous testing” by airframer BAE Systems.