TFASA | Test Flying Academy of South Africa
TFASA | Test Flying Academy of South Africa

Aircraft Maintenance Organisation

TFASA Engineering is TFASA’s on-site Aircraft Maintenance Organisation, Certificate number: AMO 1209, which is accredited by the South African CAA.

The AMO is operated by fully licensed aircraft engineers from both civil and military backgrounds. The services offered by TFASA AMO include periodic maintenance against approved maintenance schedules, aircraft assembly, repairs and rebuilds, engine removal and installation, as well as engine cylinder top overhauls of various aircraft.

We maintain and modify both type-certified and non-type-certified fixed wing aircraft (ex-military piston and jet aircraft) and rotary wing aircraft. Our engineers are fully-approved and accredited, and also work to ensure our own continuous operations.

TFASA’s AMO not only maintains and repairs TFASA’s fleet of aircraft, but also has the sole contract for servicing and maintaining AIFA’s aircraft (one of the biggest flying schools in Africa). In addition, the AMO provides aviation repair and maintenance services to public entities and individuals.

At TFASA we offer training for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprentices and offer opportunities for previously disadvantaged members of the community.


  • Special procedures and maintenance support resources for ex-military jets
  • Aircraft assembly, repairs, rebuilds, final checking and air testing of both type-certified and non-type certified aircraft
  • Maintenance, major overhauls and modification for all our training aircraft and modified test pilot school aircraft
  • Administration of Certificates of Airworthiness (Type-Certified aircraft) and ‘Authority to Fly‘ certificates (Non-Type Certified Aircraft)
  • Periodic maintenance against approved maintenance schedules