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Absolute Service Centre AMO 173



Featured article in African Pilot Magazine March 2024

As the only Textron Aviation authorised service facility on the African Continent and the oldest Cessna authorised service facility outside the USA since 1964, Absolute’s Service Centre has also been awarded representation for the Beechcraft and Textron eAviation Pipistrel portfolio. Absolute Service Centre (ASC) is the African regional representatives of the worldwide Textron 1CALL hotline support network. The management team at the Absolute Service Centre is proud of its heritage and long-standing support and representation of Textron Aviation products.

The Absolute Service Centre is complimented by Absolute’s Authorised Parts Distributorship for Textron Aviation as well as for a significant number of other global OEM parts manufacturers. In addition to being able to supply Textron Aviation proprietary parts, Absolute Parts is also uniquely able to supply a full basket of aftermarket parts.

As related to the Service Centre, this generally results in quicker, more cost-effective maintenance and repair based on inventory availability and a direct source.

Keep you flying: Absolute Service Centre is as passionate about aircraft as you are. Its management team members have combined experience in servicing, repairing and maintaining aircraft of over 100 years and its engineers are Textron factory qualified as well as Flight Safety trained. Presently Absolute Service Centre’s engineers maintain around 91 aircraft based in South Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and in other African countries as far north as Togo and Kenya.

The Service Centre knows how essential it is to offer reliable and comprehensive services in both aircraft and component maintenance and repairs. The team of engineers are experts in the range of aircraft they maintain and are mandated to reduce cost and downtime whilst ensuring your aircraft are safe and able to fly.

Service Centre facility capabilities include:

  • US Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) and Inspection Authorisation (IA) – licensed.
  • Factory trained and licenced to work on almost the full range of Textron Aviation aircraft, from Cessna 100 series piston aircraft to the Caravan and the Citation jets up to and including the Latitude and the Longitude. In addition, they are licenced on the full Beechcraft fleet as well as Hawker 700/800/900, Premier 390 and Beechjet 400 series aircraft models.
  • Approved service agents for Pratt & Whitney, Williams International, Lycoming, Continental Aerospace Technologies, Blackhawk Aerospace, ThrustSense, BLR & Raisbeck Engineering.
  • Full Undercarriage Overhaul and Repair Capability for King Air 90 Series, King Air 200 Series, King Air 300 Series and Beechcraft 1900 Series.
  • Clean and flow-check capability of all Simplex and Duplex PT6A fuel nozzles.
  • Engine borescopes capability with comprehensive reports.

ASC service scope
The Absolute Aviation promise is to be ‘With You For The Journey’. Absolute believes they have a responsibility to offer a full-service capability to its clients whether they be owners or operators of the products represented by Absolute Aviation. As such the Service Centre continues to expand its service reach into Africa. Today this reach includes the following:
Absolute Service Centre’s facility is approved by:

  • National Civil Aviation Institute of Angola (ACAA)
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB)
  • Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA)
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Madagascar (ACM)
  • South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA CAA)
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Malawi (CAAM)
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ)
  • Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
  • Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
  • San Marino Civil Aviation Authority (SMCAA)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo Civil Aviation Authority (DRCCAA)
  • Certified base station
  • Lanseria, South Africa
  • Maun, Botswana
  • Windhoek, Namibia
  • Satellite stations
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lomé, Togo

As an Africa region representative for the Textron Aviation 1CALL network, the Absolute Service Centre is able to provide immediate aircraft support in Africa.

ASC full maintenance capabilities – Certified aircraft and engines refer to website: Naude

In 2018, Divan became part of Absolute Aviation and currently serves as the Director of Maintenance and Accountable Manager. In this role, he oversees a 36 team members within the Service Centre. Divan has an FAA A&P/IA license, is a certified maintenance instructor for various aircraft types and attended training sessions at Textron and Flight Safety Training, focusing on the C680 and C700 series aircraft, PW306, PW500 series and Honeywell AS907 series engines.

He expresses his ambition to witness the continued growth of the Absolute Service Centre as a leading aviation business and extends an invitation to owners and operators of Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Beechjet, Premier, Pipistrel and Nextant, encouraging them to reach out to Absolute Service Centre.

For further information please contact Divan Naude
Tel: +27(0)11 548 3000
E-mail: [email protected] or
Dewald Basson E-mail: [email protected]

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