Johannesburg, South Africa | 1 November 2018

South Africa’s premier general and business aviation company, National Airways Corporation Pty Ltd (NAC), has partnered with Ultimate Helicopters in a new, state-of-the-art, privately owned heliport in Johannesburg, set to open at the end of November 2018.  The new heliport is centrally located on the N1 Freeway in Midrand, opposite the Mall of Africa, with convenient and easy access from multiple directions.

Being developed in two phases, the first phase on 32 hectares of land comprises 3100 square meters of hangars, 2800 square meters of office space, including a terminal building, VIP lounge facilities, a restaurant, fuel farm, EASA standard FATO (final approach and take off area) and parking pads for up to sixteen helicopters.

“With our new world class heliport, we can provide a completely unique and un-matched experience, dedicated to the helicopter community” said NAC’s CEO, Martin Banner.  “The state-of-the-art facility, which will be used primarily for helicopter operations, maintenance and pilot training, is in an ideal location close to Johannesburg, Sandton, Centurion and Pretoria. Centralising our Helicopter Operations and Pilot Training Schools from Grand Central and Rand Airport to our own dedicated helicopter facility will allow the company to continue to grow and offer an even better and more convenient service to our helicopter owners, pilots and charter clients.”

NAC is South Africa’s leading and largest helicopter operator offering helicopter sales, helicopter charter, scenic helicopter flights, helicopter contracts and specialised operations, helicopter management, helicopter maintenance and pilot training.


For further information contact:

Karin Roodt
Manager | Corporate Services
T     +27 11 267 5050
M    +27 82 892 0376
E    [email protected]


National Airways Corporation (NAC) is the largest general aviation company in Africa and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

NAC offers a full range of aviation products and services to the aircraft and helicopter markets, including new and pre-owned sales, maintenance, parts, charter, international operations, air ambulance services, aircraft leasing and pilot, technical and ATC training.

Established in 1946, NAC’s strength lies in the relationships it has built over seven decades with both clients and suppliers. These robust partnerships enable NAC’s experienced and professional staff to provide market leading, cost effective solutions customised to our clients’ specific requirements.

NAC is an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company and was recently approved as the world’s first Flight Safety Foundation BARS Gold Standard operator.

NAC is based at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg and operates a South African network of offices at Grand Central and Rand Airports in Johannesburg, Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Virginia Airport in Durban and Port Alfred Airport in the Eastern Cape.

Our international operations business, FlyNAC, has offices in Johannesburg and Malta and our asset ownership and leasing businesses, Awesome Flight Logistics and Awesome Asset Securities are based in Johannesburg and Perth. Specialized Aircraft Services is in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

NAC’s businesses and divisions work in close co-operation and are all supported by central finance, human capital and IT services.

On a combined basis, the NAC group operates more than 150 aircraft.


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