INTERAIR SOUTH AFRICA has been
officially certified as an Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO)
by the Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa (SACAA).
It has the capability to
perform W, 'B' and 'C' Checks on Boeing 737, Boeing 727 and Boeing
707 aircraft. The maintenance is performed
at the airline's three-bay hanger at Gateway International
"Right now we do most of our
maintenance work in-house and our high standard of maintenance is
reflected in our on-time performance," says David Tokoph.
Interair's aircraft components are either overhauled by
South African Airways or sent to Europe. The airline is currently
building an engine workshop near the airport which will enable it
to perform work in-house. It will seek third party engine work,
because of its large investment in the overhaul shop, but it is
not geared up for third-party airframe work.
A good relationship has been
established with Air Madagascar, which has performed some aircraft
maintenance checks for Interair.