The South African Aviation solutions provider of choice through worldwide partnerships.
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. 

Defence Technology Made Easy

Lockheed Martin

Denel Aviation is an accredited service centre for Lockheed Martin.

Russian Helicopter

Accredited service centre for Russian Helicopters Mi series aircraft.

News & Press

4 October 2016

Denel Attracted Strong Global Interest In Defence And Technology Products At Africa’s Premier Show

Denel is confident that its participation in Africa’s largest defence and technology exhibition will lead to a growth in business and a stronger order book.

Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the Acting GCEO of...

Read more

29 September 2016

Young Denel Engineers Produce Breakthrough Weapon

The challenge given to the three young engineers to redesign an infantry soldier’s most trusted ally, the machine gun, making it lighter and easier to handle without compromising its firepower...

Read more

12 September 2016

Denel Poised To Make Major Announcements On New Initiatives

Less than a month after announcing a 41% growth in revenue for the past financial year, the Denel Group is poised to reveal ground-breaking partnerships with leading global defence players at the...

Read more

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

Denel Business Divisions

Visit the Denel companies and partners.


Supply Chain Brochure