About Us

Century Avionics was formed in 1978, and we have been based at Lanseria International Airport, Hangar M1, since then.

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We are the largest privately owned Avionics Facility in Southern Africa. The company is owned by Morné Cilliers, Marc Robinson and Carin van Zyl.

Collectively the three members have over 70 years of general aviation avionics experience in their respective fields of expertise of which 35 years have been as managers at Century Avionics.

Sam Early consults as Quality Assurance for Century Avionics in order to continue to conform with the various Civil Aviation Authorities that Century Avionics hold AMO Certificates for.

In our Finance and Admin Department we are fortunate to have Tanya Emery and Thalita Otto (Bookkeepers) and Veronica Vermeulen (Switchboard Operator and Admin Assistant) who all keep an eagles eye on the financial wellbeing of the company.

Our driver Meshack Mathibedi who have been with the company for twenty years and messenger Jabu Theledi, play an important role in the day to day deliveries and collection of parcels and documentation and contribute profoundly to the smooth operation of the company.

Marc Robinson in his capacity as Technical Member, assisted by Desiré Maraun, Emmanual Ranhlangwe, Tina Moloh and Hendrik Thamage, are the people to contact for booking in repairs for avionics, the selling of small spares and will be able to advise you of the status or the progress on a repairable item.

Morné Cilliers assumes the position as Accountable Manager for Century Avionics AMO3.


Our avionics maintenance and repair workshop, situated on the first floor in Hangar M1, Lanseria International Airport, is staffed by Morné Cilliers, the Accountable Manager (owner, qualified and licensed), Gary Briedenhan (qualified and licensed), Rico Carstens (qualified), Ian du Preez (qualified) and apprentices.

Jaco van der Zee (qualified and licensed), Vincent van der Zee (qualified and licensed) and Rinus Strydom (apprentice) handles all instrument and autopilot repairs and maintenance.

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Clinton Farla, (Installation Manager, PPL, qualified & licensed) in the installations workshop assisted by Ashiek Ajam (qualified), Jimmy Ferreira (qualified), Marnus Oosthuizen and apprentices carry out installations of avionics and do repairs of aircraft wiring.

Working closely with the installations department we have William Baloyi who has approximately 20 years of sheet metal experience, assisting with mounting of antennas, mounting of radio trays, support brackets as well as routing of harnesses for avionics installations

In our Sales office we have Carin van Zyl (owner, National Diploma – Electrical Engineering in Avionics and National Higher Diploma in Post School Education) and Marc Robinson (owner, qualified and licensed) assisted by Shane Somerville and Sarah-Jayne van Rooyen. Shane and Sarah handle sales and does inventory control in the unit stores. Carin concentrates on the panel mount sales and the marketing of the company. The Sales team is also present at some of the air shows around the country.

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Century Avionics operate under the South African Aircraft Maintenance Organisation License AMO 3. We supply products to a network of dealers covering South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland.

We are committed to training and development – all our technical staff study on a day-to-day basis, one of the requirements to keep abreast of the latest technology in the Aviation Industry.  The company actively participates and have submitted our workplace skills plan.

Century Avionics has voluntary submitted our equity plan proving that we are seriously committed to employment equity.  When we do our procurement we endeavor to support BEE Companies if possible. To view our BEE certificate please click here.

Century Avionics AMO licences

Flag_of_South_Africa.svg SACAA         AMO : 0003

Flag_of_South_Africa.svg SADO           D688

Flag_of_Botswana.svg CAAB            AMO : B|1A|F30

Flag_of_Namibia.svg NCAA            AMO : FSS-AMO-C3610

Zimbabwe flag CAAZ             AMO : 176 / 182

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