The group has a major stake in Aerosud Holdings (Pty) Limited, South Africa’s leading privately-owned aeronautical engineering company. By focusing on utilizing intellectual capital this engineering-based business has developed an international reputation of excellence in technological expertise, innovation and manufacturing capabilities. This has undoubtedly bolstered the Group’s specialised aerospace capabilities with developments including the re-engineering and refurbishment of Mirage F1 aircraft. As a result a squadron of F1s, together with spares and support, is already in operation in one West African country. Aerosud manufacturers vital components for some of the world’s leading civil aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing and the provision of high tech components for the Airbus A380 and Airbus A400M.
Aviation – Fortune Air operates its own fleet of aircraft including a Boeing Super 727, two Gulfstream GIISPs, a Bell 222 helicopter, a Hawker 800B and a Cessna Caravan.