Skip Navigation LinksAbout_Us About Us

News update >>

  • SACAA Service Standards Read more
  • Have a general enquiry, complaint or compliment? Get in touch with us. Read more
  • Media Statement - Update on calibration work done to date Read more
  • General Exemption - issuing of licences, 12 Aug 2020 Read more
  • Request for Aviation Personnel confirmed with the diagnosis of COVID-19 Read more
  • Examination Centres take note - Access to the Pexo System Read more
  • General Aviation Safety Strategy and Plan available Read more

About Us


The GA: ORG Section is responsible for the below Parts of the CAR's 2011, as amended:

  1. Part 149
  2. Part 93
  3. Part 96


Part 149 relates to the regulation of Aviation Recreation Organisations. These organisations are issued with a Part 149 ARO Certificate. The functions of the Section in relation to the same are:

  1. Conducting assessments and issuing of the P149 approval certificate;
  2. Oversight over the ARO;
  3. Review of MOP's (Manual of Procedures);
  4. Renewal of the ARO Certificate.

 

Part 93 relates to the regulation of Corporate Air Operator's. These organisations are issued with a Part 93 CAOC. The functions of the Section in relation to the same are:

  1. Conducting assessments and issuing of the P93 CAOC approval certificate;
  2. Oversight over the corporate air operator;
  3. Review of P93:
    • Operations Manual;
    • AMP's;
    • MCM's;
    • MEL's;
    • RVSM, Special Nav;
    • Addition / removal of aircraft;
  4. Renewal of the ARO Certificate.

 

Part 96 relates to the commercial operation of NTCA. The Section is involved with the issuing of a Part 96 operating certificate, for operators who do not hold any other AOC issued by the SACAA. The functions of the Section in relation to the same are:

  1. Conducting assessments and issuing of the P96 operating certificate;
  2. Oversight over the operator;
  3. Review of P96:
    • Operations Manual;
    • Addition / removal of aircraft;
  4. Renewal of the ARO Certificate.

 

General Aviation: Operations (GA OPS)

  • "General Aviation Operation" means an aircraft operation other than a commercial air transport, air ambulance or aerial work operation;
  • "Aviation Recreation" means flying microlight, glider, balloon, gyroplane, hang-glider, paraglider, model aircraft, light sport aeroplane, touring motor glider, parachute or involvement in aviation events;

 

The roles of General Aviation Operations include Oversight and Surveillance of; 

  1. any pilot operating an aircraft, and aircraft being operated for private, sport or for recreational purposes in terms of Part 91 or Part 94; and
  2. any aviation operation where the operation of an aircraft does not require the pilot to be the holder of a commercial or airline transport pilot's license; and
  3. any person, aircraft or operation approved in terms of Part 149; and
  4. where the aircraft is operated under the classes of air service license in terms of the Air Services Licensing Act, No 115 of 1990; and regulation 2 of the Domestic Air Services regulations, 1991; and regulation 2 of the International Air Services regulations, 1994; and in terms of Part 93, Part 96, Part 127, Part 135, or Part 121 of the South African Civil Aviation regulations.    

 

The functions of General Aviation Operations include; 

General Aviation Operations is responsible to receive applications, review, process, approve and issue all those functions, approvals and certificates;

  1. Contained in Part 91 and 94 of the SACARS and as defined in "General Aviation Operation" and "Aviation Recreation"; and
  2. Conduct oversight and surveillance which shall include planned and ad-hoc ramp inspections on pilots and general aviation aircraft and operations as defined in "General Aviation Operation" and "Aviation Recreation"
  3. Approve, renew and conduct oversight and surveillance of sites used for the purpose of Sport or Aviation Recreation; incl but not limited to
    • Parachute permanent drop zone (approval and renewal)
    • Temporary parachute drop-zone (approval)
    • Parachute demonstration jump (approval)
    • Hang & paragliding launch sites (approval and renewal)
    • Radio controlled Model aircraft airfields (approval and renewal)
    • Glider airfields/gliding windows (approval and renewal)
    • Aerobatic cylinders (approval and renewal
  4. Responsible for the development and update of the Special Air Events Manual of Procedure (SAE MOP
  5. Approve and conduct oversight of all Special air events incl;
    • Air shows (AIC19.1 7 SA MOP)
    • Development and Mentorship Events (SAE MOP)
    • Off-Airfield display flights (AIC 19.2)
    • Aviation Competitions (Gliding, aerobatic, microlights, parachuting, hang & para-gliding, radio-controlled model aircraft, races, rallies and others)
  6. Issue and renewal of all SAE related ratings/qualifications;
    • Sports Aerobatic qualification cards
    • Display Flying Authorisation (DA card)
    • DAE card
    • DAC card
  7. General Aviation Operations will administer, review and approve the following Part 91 applications; 
    • MEL
    • RVSM
    • AMP
    • AFM
    • Special Nav

Important Links

About us

Structure

General Avaition Notices

Techncial Guidance Material

Forms

Contact Us

                                            


PDFs will require latest version of Adobe Reader



Asked for credentials when opening PDFs?
Please Click here
© 2017 South African Civil Aviation Authority Intellectual Property, All rights reserved.