AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY CENTRE

Aircraft Assembly Centre provides a build service for clients who want to fly a RV Aircraft but do not have the knowledge, time or inclination to build their own aircraft.

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THE SECRET TO OUR SUCCESS

Aircraft Assembly Centre was founded in 2008 by Anthony Bailes, after building his own RV7 and a RV10. The company prides itself in assembling the renowned Vans Aircraft RVs as well as expanding to the assembly of the Savannah S, the bakkie of the South African Sky.

The RV series of airplanes are extremely successful; with thousands of RV’s flying, making the series one of the most numerous of all kit built aircraft. They are generally suited for aerobatics with their responsive controls, and offer both good speed and fuel economy.

OUR TEAM

We are committed to upholding our most cherished values in every project and task we take on.

ANTHONY BAILES

CEO AND AAC TEST PILOT

Started flying career in 1984 at the local flying school in Port Elizabeth and joined South African Airways in 1989, currently is a SAA Captain flying Airbus A330/340’s. Tony built and flew his own RV7 ZU-MAD in October 2003 and an RV10 ZU-JTX. He is currently rated on the RV6, RV7, RV8, Rv9, RV10 series of Vans Aircraft with over 600 hours on RV aircrafts and 15500 hours on B737’s, B767’s, B747’s, A319’s, A330/340’s with a grand total of over 20000 flying hours.

SIGI BAILES

ADMIN MANAGER

Sigi undertakes all the administrative tasks at Aircraft Assembly & Upholstery Centre, working closely with the team to ensure a smooth operation. All aircraft documentation is managed by Sigi for the customers to ensure a fully comprehensive “fly away” aircraft with all necessary paperwork from CAA and RAASA is complied with. The Manual of Procedure and associated internal Audits and Safety Management Systems are maintained by Sigi as a trained Quality Manager.

JOE PERINO

ACCOUNTABLE MANAGER

Qualified Aircraft Fitter, trained via the SAAF and National Airways Corporation, Lanseria. 12 years of experience in the aircraft industry and 10 years with High Tec Automotive in fiberglass moldings and construction. Joe is the Accountable Manager in our AMO. His primary area of work is in the firewall forward sections of the aircraft.

Mario van Loggenberg

Aircraft Engineer

Qualified Aircraft Fitter, trained via the SAAF and over 10 years of experience in the aircraft industry. His primary area of work is in the firewall forwarded electrical systems of sections of the aircraft.

REGGIE PRINSLOO

AIRCRAFT SHEETMETAL WORKER

Reggie has a trade diploma (A90/388) as an Aircraft Sheet metal Worker. He was employed at Denel Aviation (Atlas Aircraft Corp) for 16 years where his duties included repairs of all types of aircraft engines and parts concerning sheet metal work. Reggie also completed a 6 month contract with Multiforce SAA as a sheet metal worker.

Angelo

Sheet Metal Worker