Mega Aero Training Academy (Pty) Ltd – hereafter referred to as MATA- is a subsidiary of the Safomar Group and was founded in 2010 for the purpose of addressing the specific training needs of the aerospace industry. Our programme has evolved into one of the most respected professional development programs of the continent. MATA is the professional training choice of the South African/ African aerospace community.

The Academy is fully SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) certified Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) offering training for apprentices/ learners as well as an Aviation Technical Training Centre (ATTC) that performs training for technicians. MATA is also accredited by the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA), the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) and ISO: 9001:2008 accredited with SACAS.

MATA provides specialised training for the Aviation Industry as well as a refined course curriculum for each of the following trades: Aircraft Mechanics, Aircraft Instrument Mechanics, Aircraft Electrical Training, Aircraft Radiotrician Training, Aircraft Avionician Training, Aircraft Structures and Aircraft Painting.

Your world changes when you achieve your professional goals. As you explore new perspectives and master new competencies, your confidence builds. MATA will assist you to select the trade that suits your personality and provide one year of basic theoretical and practical training. The training curriculum has been customised with the help of Aircraft Maintenance Organisations to ensure that students gain the required industry specific aviation maintenance knowledge and skills. Our training academy can assist students in selecting a specific trade in-line with their aptitude and area of interest.

Our Training Facilities are based at O R Tambo International Airport housed in a three storey facility, plus a hangar for practical training including workshops for structure and aircraft painting. The Academy has 8 Classrooms for Theory Study, 3 Examination rooms and a Trade Test Preparation Centre.

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