SAA Technical Wins ATE&M Best Line Maintenance Service Provider Award -World’s Top Aircraft Maintenance Provider



SAAawardSouth African Airways Technical (SAA Technical / SAAT) has claimed the prestigious title as the Best Line Maintenance Providerfor 2015 at the annual Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Awards (ATE&M Awards) announced on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.


SAA Technical competed for the title with several renowned global champions in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry. The shortlist for each category in this year’s ATE&M Awards were finalised following a public voting process that attracted a record number of votes.

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“Winning this award has certainly elevated SAA Technical to a formidable force in the global MRO sphere. This is a first for SAA Technical and is a victorious achievement,” says Musa Zwane, SAA Technical CEO.


The prestigious Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Awards, now in its fifth year, is run by MRO Network and are designed to recognise the achievements of organisations and individuals within the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector of the commercial aerospace aftermarket.


The competitors in the Best Line Maintenance category were:

·       Delta TechOps;

·       South African Airways Technical;

·       Storm Aviation;

·       STS Line Maintenance;



About SAA Technical

SAA Technical (SAAT), South African Airways’ world class aircraft maintenance division, remains the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in Africa. SAAT has a broad skills base, with excellent facilities, local and international certifications and full maintenance capabilities that are based on the highest of safety standards, superior quality of service, the best maintenance reliability records in the world with Dispatch Reliability and turnaround times exceeding International Benchmark standards. Covering an area of 85,000 square metres in hangar space, SAAT has been fully FAA-certified since the early 1990’s. SAAT serves an increasing number of local, regional and international airlines with highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced Engineers who attend to approximately 400 hundred flights daily.


About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 56 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA. SAA is the winner of the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for twelve consecutive years and the winner of ‘Service Excellence Africa’ for three years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on – time airlines. SAA is also the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.