Alpha One Aviation is gearing up for an African-wide expansion.
A Solid Base For Growth
Building on its successful provision of maintenance to Africa’s general aviation contract and charter fleets, Alpha One Aviation is almost doubling the size of its operation at Pretoria’s Wonderboom Airport by expanding into a huge new hangar next to its existing facility at Hangar 64 on the east side of Wonderboom National Airport.
Alpha One CEO Emmanuel Yamoah explains that this new phase of expansion into the broader African market builds on his company’s proven success in Niger and Burkina Faso. Yamoah has a solid experience base in the industry and is able to see both sides of an issue, thanks to his being both an experienced commercial pilot and an Operations Manager.
Yamoah’s maintenance team is fully licensed on almost all the key aircraft types used by African operators. This includes the Beechcraft 1900 and King Air Series, as well as the ubiquitous Cessna C208 Caravan. In terms of pure jets, the team has maintenance approval for the Cessna Citation 500 Series, Challenger 600 Series, and the Dassault Falcon 50 & 900, which is popular for Medevac operations.
Alpha One has a particularly strong reputation in turboprop engine maintenance. Licences include the entire Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine and JT15 Series, and the Garett TFE731 Series.
Alpha One’s maintenance engineers have earned a well-deserved reputation for successful technical field support in extremely challenging conditions across Africa and the Middle East.
A further key core competency is Alpha One’s proven success in the extremely challenging process of recovering aircraft that have been damaged in remote locations – particularly in the demanding supply operations for the United Nations which often have to use austere and unimproved airstrips.
Alpha One’s aircraft recovery capability is supported by a global network of suppliers to efficiently and cost effectively source and secure aircraft spares worldwide and to deliver these to the client timeously, even in the most remote locations in Africa or the Middle East.
A Broad Range of Services
In 2018 Alpha One added a number services to their offerings: Aircraft Charter, under the brand Fly Alpha Aviation, and Drone Operations under the brand Alpha Drones. A capability still under development is helicopter operations under the name Alpha Heli.
Fly Alpha Cargo Movement’s global network allows them access to a varied fleet of aircraft and also offers them global reach. Their in-depth knowledge of global air freight needs ensures the delivery of clients’ cargo timeously. No load is too big or too small for them to move.
Their core business, however, remains technical field support on turbine and jet aircraft under the brand Fly High Aviation Pty Ltd.
Fly Alpha Aviation
Fly Alpha Aviation is a charter operation which recognises that a seamless passenger experience is essential and thus the business prides itself on its ability to customise solutions which provide all the comfort, security and privacy discerning clients have come to expect in aircraft charter. The diverse Fly Alpha Aviation fleet has an aircraft for every need, ranging from their Beechcraft King Air 200 corporate turboprop to their Challenger 600 business jet.
A further arm of the diversified business is aircraft leasing which provides a turnkey solution with the option of full or shared crew as well as branding the aircraft to suit the client. Given the range of turnkey aircraft leasing options and support services that Fly Alpha offers, for those with the vision or the need to do so, a start-up airline can be up and running without the related challenges associated with aircraft, crew or maintenance.
The Fly Alpha aircraft management team is acutely aware that owning and operating an aircraft can be a huge challenge as the regulatory requirements are complex and time consuming. Fly Alpha ensures your aircraft is compliant with Civil Aviation Regulations and maintained to the highest standard. The Alpha One Aviation aircraft management team will look after the dog work, while the client enjoys the benefits of aircraft ownership.