and distribution, aviation maintenance organisations and safety training.
Kishugu Aviation is the air wing of Kishugu providing a wide range of specialist aircraft and highly skilled pilots to clients that require the services of a professional, independent aviation company. Kishugu Aviation, a registered Kishugu Holdings company, is renowned for providing the aerial support to the South African Governments’ Department of Environmental Affairs (Expanded Public Works) Working on Fire Programme (WOF).
SPECIALIST AIRCRAFT AND HIGHLY SKILLED PILOTS
Our aircraft fleet includes the Cessna 100 and 200 series, Air Tractor 802 series, Dromader M-18 series, Bell 206 and Bell 205/UH-1H series, also known as ‘Hueys’. Ground support is provided in the form of 14 Aircraft Supply Vehicles (ASV’s) including mobile fuel bowsers.
Our fleet provides delivery of equipment and supplies, deployment of helicopter crews to fires, firefighter transport, reconnaissance of new fires, locations, and behavior, can ignite prescribed fires and foam or retardant drops to slow, contain or kill fires. Kishugu Aviation also provides a full portfolio of aviation training courses through its Aviation Training Organisation (ATO), a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) licensed Aviation Maintenance Organisation (AMO), extensive charter and other aerial work, Bambi Bucket sales and service and aviation fuel supply.
The Kishugu Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) is a dynamic South African pilot training Academy that offers students flight training from pupil to private pilot and commercial certification. We offer training courses on a full time or part-time basis.
“Aircraft and helicopters are critical tools in managing wildland fire. Kishugu Aviation provides national and international aerial firefighting services with resources.”