Global Supplier of World-Class Defence Products and Solutions
A division of Denel Group Supplier of World Class Defence Products and Solutions

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)

of the Rooivalk Combat helicopter


Rotary Wing MRO Support offered for Super Puma, Puma and Oryx


A well-positioned infrastructure, offering a wide range of

maintenance, repair and overhaul services for transport military aircraft


Engineering and Flight Test Centre capabilities with internally

developed integration benches for ground testing of aircraft systems


Maintenance, repair and overhaul services for transport military.

aircraft, such as Lockheed Martin Hercules C-130 / L-100


Maintenance, modifications, upgrades and conversions

on military and civilian rotary wing aircraft.

Welcome to Denel Aviation

Denel Aviation, a division of Denel (SOC) Ltd, is primarily a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) company for fixed and rotary wing aircraft including mechanical and avionic components. The company also provides systems integration, upgrades and retrofit installations. 

Its location adjacent to South Africa's OR Tambo International Airport ascertains direct access to the airports runway. As a strategic partner to the South African Air Force (SAAF), the company has provided support to the SAAF for 50 years and has expanded off this 


capability base to support the African continent and selected markets worldwide. 

The company is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the SAAF Rooivalk combat support helicopter, Design Authority of the SAAF unique Oryx medium transport helicopter and assigned as Design Authority of the Cheetah (Mirage variant) fighter aircraft. 

Denel Aviation was responsible for the final assembly of the BAE Hawk lead in fighter trainer for the SAAF and to this day continues to support the aircraft in operation within the SAAF. 

Airbus Helicopters

Denel Aviation is an accredited service centre for Airbus Helicopters.

Lockheed Martin

Denel Aviation is an accredited service centre for Lockheed Martin.

Russian Helicopter

Soon to be Accredited as the Russian Helicopter MRO Centre for Africa

News & Press

14 April 2014

Denel Aviation becomes a RH accredited centre

The company is the Design Authority of the SAAF unique Oryx medium transport helicopter, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the SAAF Rooivalk combat support helicopter and assigned as Design...

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3 April 2014

TNPA awards helicopter pilotage contract to Denel Aviation

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is pleased to announce that its helicopter service will from April 1 be undertaken by Denel Aviation which was awarded the contract after a competitive...

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27 March 2014

Research on regional aircraft granted to Denel and Academics

Research into the development of a local aircraft to serve regional markets in Africa and a pilotless helicopter will be taken another step further when post graduate engineering students present...

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Contact Denel

Contact us directly or feel free to send us an online enquiry.

+27 11 927 2620
Atlas Road, Bonaero Park, Kempton Park,         Gauteng, RSA
Box 7246, Bonaero Park, Kempton Park,         1622, RSA

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