Solenta Aviation Workshop (Pty) Ltd is a South African Civil Aviation approved Aircraft Maintenance Organisation with Certificate No. 874.

Solenta Aviation Workshop is certified to perform aircraft maintenance planned by the Solenta Group’s own in-house Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) located at Solenta Aviation’s offices in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Established in 2001, Solenta Aviation Workshop is co-located in the Solenta Aviation offices in Fourways, Johannesburg with its main aircraft maintenance facility at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Fully equipped for line and scheduled maintenance including hot section inspections, rebuilds, refurbishment, overhauls and avionics installations.


Solenta Aviation Workshop is committed to achieving the highest level of safety and quality performance whilst meeting both national and international standards.

We have a strong culture of risk-based continuous improvement.  We objectively review the ‘way we do things’ with a view to continuously build a high level of quality into all our business processes.

Solenta Aviation Workshop strives to safeguard all employees and affected persons from injury, unhealthy working conditions and pollution.

Solenta Aviation Workshop is well-staffed with appropriately qualified Safety & Quality staff members as well as HSE personnel.

This ‘Just Culture’ helps us learn from our mistakes and near misses. We believe in continuous learning


As well as the main facility at OR Tambo International Airport, Solenta Aviation Workshop has additional aircraft maintenance facilities in the following countries:

  • Gabon
  • Ivory Coast
  • Senegal
  • Nigeria
  • Togo
  • Mozambique
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Cuba
  • Algeria


Solenta Aviation Workshop is currently rated to perform line and scheduled maintenance on the following aircraft types:

  • Cessna 208 series
  • Pilatus PC 12 series
  • Aircraft Industries Let 410 series
  • Raytheon B1900 series
  • ATR 42 – 300/320/500 series
  • ATR 72 – 201/202/212/212A series
  • Embraer ERJ 135/145 series


Solenta Aviation Workshop is currently rated to perform line and scheduled maintenance on the following engine types:

  • PW Canada PT6A series
  • PW Canada 120/121 series
  • PW Canada 124/127 series
  • Rolls Royce AE3007A series
  • General Electric GE H80-200 series


Solenta Aviation Workshop has approvals from the following country’s Civil Aviation Authorities allowing Solenta Aviation Workshop to perform aircraft maintenance on aircraft registered by the authority of that country:

  • South Africa (ZS)
  • Gabon (TR)
  • Ivory Coast (TU)
  • Mozambique (C9)


Solenta Aviation Workshop seeks approvals to work on aircraft that are registered in different countries, dependent upon aircraft lease contract requirement. These approvals are then later allowed to lapse, as and when the underpinning contracts come to an end. Examples of such countries are:

  • Angola (lapsed Jul 2015)
  • Botswana (lapsed Aug 2012)
  • Ghana (lapsed May 2015)
  • Kenya (lapsed Jun 2015)
  • Malawi (lapsed Jun 2015)
  • Togo (lapsed Oct 2015)
  • Zambia (lapsed Sep 2013)


Solenta Aviation Workshop currently employs a total of 159 people. This is broken down as follows:

Located at Head Office  

  • Senior Management - 5
  • CAMO - 15
  • Base Maintenance Support - 10
  • Parts Procurement & Inventory Management – 14
  • Quality & Safety Management – 4
  • Travel coordinators – 2
  • Administration – 11
  • Training – 4


Located at Bases

  • Maintenance Managers – 6
  • Senior Engineers – 5
  • B1 (A&C) – 46
  • B2 (X&W) – 22
  • Quality Control Inspectors – 4
  • Stores - 13

To enquire about Maintenance Support