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ABOUT US

:: OUR AIM

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC aim is to serve, promote, watch over, advance and mutually protect the interest of the General and Commercial Aviation industry, and to act as a link between the industry and government, government agencies and other public bodies within the Southern African region.

:: OUR PURPOSE

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC purpose is two-fold. Firstly it represents the interests of member companies and affiliated Associations at local, national and regional levels. We provide a platform for all members of the commercial aviation industry to voice their concerns and participate in the affairs of the sector.

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC second function is to support and promote the growth and well-being of a profitable general aviation industry in Southern Africa. THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC believes that growth is essential for the industry’s future welfare and to the future economy of the Southern African region. General aviation provides services both to industry and private individuals which are vitally important to the national economies of Southern Africa. Our task is to ensure that General Aviation’s importance is fully understood and appreciated by the public and, most importantly, by local and central government.

:: OUR CONSTITUTION

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC is a trade association and through its Memorandum and Articles of Association is governed by a Board made up of senior executives from our member companies, to whom the chief executive, THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC staff and affiliates are responsible.

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support services to its seven affiliated associations. Each affiliated association has its own elected executive committee responsible for managing the activities of the respective affiliated association. These affiliated associations also provide a pool of expertise to assist THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC with advice on specialist technical issues. The President of each affiliated association is represented on THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC Board. By bringing together like minds from within the membership, THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC is able to draw on a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent to tackle any negotiations with government, aviation service providers or other stakeholder bodies. Consequently THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC has evolved as the respected and effective lobbying force on behalf of Commercial and General Aviation.

:: MEMBERSHIP

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC is an independent organisation which has steadily grown in its representation of general aviation operators and traders in Southern Africa. Members typically include non-scheduled operators, companies operating business aircraft, aircraft maintenance organisations, suppliers of aircraft and spares, aviation-related training organisations, companies supplying or supporting the industry and other providers in the general aviation sector. Non-members benefits from THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC’s activities, but the funding of the Association should be shared by the entire General Aviation industry, and not just a few who do not recognize their responsibility to the common goal. Each additional member strengthens the Association’s bargaining power and its ability to carry out its task.

In a nutshell, THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC does the following for its members:

  • Representation – THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC sits on a wide range of committees & bodies to monitor & influence legislation and policies.
  • Campaigning – THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC attempts to change situations or introduce new procedures to the benefit of the industry.
  • Monitoring – THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC monitors changes in legislation and in the marketplace.
  • Collectivism – THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC brings together people in the General Aviation industry.
  • Promotion – THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC supports a variety of aviation organisations.
  • Information – THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC keeps its members advised on the latest information through newsletters, bulletins, progress reports, briefings on industry trends, new legislation and industry news not normally found in the trade press.
  • Benefits – as a member of THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC you have inter alia free subscription to “World Airnews”, and many other benefits. Refer to the Join THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC section for further details on these benefits as well as how to join THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC.
  • Code of Ethics – All members of THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC affiliated associations are required to subscribe to a Code of Ethics that governs their business and aviation activities.

:: OUR POLICIES

THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC achieves its aims through the following policies:

  1. It promotes, provides for and fosters co-operation between its members and other organisations on matters of common concern.
  2. It acts as a mouthpiece to express the general policy and views of the General Aviation industry.
  3. It provides advice and information to members on matters of common interest.
  4. It enters into discussions and campaigns with government and other authorities to obtain rights, privileges and concessions for the General Aviation industry.
  5. It assists with expert advice on business and aviation-related issues.

:: MISSION STATEMENT

We, the members of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa and affiliate associations, through unity, are committed to delivering a professional service, whilst displaying a spirit of integrity, quality and co-operation.

Within the framework of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa, we shall promote, manage and enhance the efficiency of our business, coupled with a safety commitment to our client, the general public and our employees.

We shall hold in sacred trust the rights and privileges conferred upon us and pledge unyielding adherence to these precepts for the commercial aviation industry.

 

 

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