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The Sling II Makes its Debut at Starlite's Fixed Wing Academy

Starlite introduced the Sling 2 to its fixed wing fleet, as part of the aircraft renewal programme which the Company undertook in 2012.

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Vector Aerospace leases five AS332L Super Puma helicopters to Starlite Aviation

Dublin, Ireland - Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently supplied five extensively modified AS332L Super Puma helicopters on lease to Starlite Aviation.

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Starlite Launches the New R44 Cadet

Starlite Aviation Training Academy has launched the new Robinson R44 Cadet helicopter, the first of its kind in South Africa and boasting the 4th chassis in the world.

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A Globally Significant Company in the International Aviation Industry

The Starlite Aviation Group is a leader in providing superb rotor and fixed wing services on all aircraft configurations in all geographic areas worldwide.

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Starlite's Fixed Wing Academy

Starlite's Fixed Wing Academy, has operated on the Mossel Bay Airfield, since 1986 and trained pilots from Europe, the Middle East and numerous African countries, many of whom are currently instructors or charter, air ambulance or airline pilots.

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No Substitute for Superior Training

Part of the highly successful Starlite Aviation Group, Starlite Aviation Training Academy operates out of Mossel Bay Airfield and Virginia Airport, South Africa providing superior helicopter training

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Starlite's Humble Beginnings at Virginia Airport to Global Status

The Starlite Aviation Group, founded by CEO, Slade Thomas and Executive Director, Karl Kebert began their journey at Virginia Airport some 16 years ago, their vision, to be a globally significant player in the international aviation industry.

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Starlite-trained, Transnet Apprentices Excel

Two of the three Transnet Aircraft Mechanic apprentices trained by Starlite Maintenance Durban have successfully completed their trade tests. Apprentices Sifiso Lugagu and Vusimuzi Zondi have been in the Company

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Starlite Rescues Mourning Rhino Calf

Press Release: Following an urgent call on Saturday, 13 February, for assistance to rescue an orphaned white rhino calf...

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Robinson Helicopters Rank First in Sales in 2015

Press Release: Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44 Raven II ranked as the world’s top-selling helicopter.

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Bushveld Game Capture Adds New MD500ER To Fleet

Tina de Jager, owner of Bushveld Game Capture, is to be congratulated on her purchase of the new MD 500ER Helicopter, from Starlite Aero Sales.

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Starlite's Training Academy Increases Its fleet of Cabris

With the Academy’s focus on acquiring the finest aircraft for the training of pilots, Guimbal’s Cabri G2 is said to be favoured by the Company’s instructors and students, for its unparalleled safety features, comfort and style.

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Monster, a legend in aviation

With 50 years of flying excellence, Peter Ivan Wilkins, more recognisably and fondly known as Monster, was to say the least a legend in the aviation industry, achieving accolades of which many of us only dream.

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Starlite Students Reap Fixed Wing Simulator Benefits

Starlite's Elite Evolution S923 Fixed Wing FNPT II MCC simulator is set to change the face of fixed wing training at the Company’s Training Academy.

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In celebration of women's month

Starlite’s equal opportunity policy has given rise to a generation of professional and successful women, in their chosen field within aviation.

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Starlite's Complete Package Solution

Adding value to the Company's pull package solution is the highly acclaimed Starlite International Aviation Training Academy, known in the aviation sector as one of the most professional and successful training academies globally.

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2015 Promises to be an Exceptional Year for Starlite Companies

Starlite Maintenance Durban has, since it's inception, been dedicated to serving Starlite's large fleet of Robinson aircraft.

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Starlite's floating AMO

Starlite’s most recent AMO has been approved by CAA. After months of negotiations and paper work, ensuring that all compliance criteria was fulfilled, Dawie Degenaar, from Starlite Maintenance Johannesburg, secured the AMO, the first of its type for the C

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