CDC Aviation (Pty) Ltd was started by Piet van Blerk in 1997 specialising in the sales of pre-owned aircraft. With a great deal of tenacity and determination, Piet grew the company from a one man operation to what it has become today, a force to be reckoned with!
CDC Aviation was appointed the Southern African agent for Cirrus Aircraft in 1998, and in the past 14 years has seen phenomenal success in Africa in terms of sales of the Cirrus range of aircraft.
The Cirrus SR22 has been the world’s best selling single engine aircraft for the past 12 years (as determined by General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Africa is no exception as CDC Aviation has sold over 95 Cirrus aircraft into South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana and Malawi!
Cirrus Aircraft will start delivery of the Cirrus Vision Jet in 2015, and once again CDC Aviation has proved its mettle by securing a total of 23 confirmed orders, giving us the world third largest order book for the Jet behind Brazil and the United States of America!
CDC Aviation opened its own Cirrus dedicated maintenance facility at Lanseria Airport in 2009, and has received Civil Aviation approval to maintain Cirrus based in Botswana, Malawi and Swaziland. In 2008, CDC Aviation officially opened their new hangar facility at Lanseria International Airport. At over 1100 square meters, it houses the management and sales offices as well as hangar space for 20 Cirrus aircraft!
2009 saw the start of the Cirrus Flight Training centre which is also based at the main Cirrus hangar. The school is licensed to train students from a basic Private Pilot Licence all the way through to Commercial and beyond. The school now boasts five Cirrus SR20 aircraft, all equipped with the very latest glass cockpit technology, as well as a Beechcraft Baron 55 for multi engine training!
From its humble beginnings in a tiny office with one desk and a chair, CDC Aviation has proved itself to be a leader in the general aviation market, and is looking forward to the first deliveries of the Vision Jet which will herald a whole new chapter to the growth of CDC Aviation