African Pilot

Grand Central Airport 2020

- By Athol Franz

During 2019 Grand Central Airport went through some management changes. Riaan Cilliers was nominated as the new CEO as of May 2019 with Sarah Thepa alongside him as the Airport Manager. Tiaan Joseph remains the assistant Airport Manager and Fire Chief, whilst Rob Sargent remains the assistant Fire Chief and AVSEC Manager.

During 2019 Grand Central Airport once again hosted a very successful Children’s Flight regardless of the overcast and windy conditions and the management wish to express thanks to all the tenants who were involved in the outreach initiative. Although 2019 was a good year, the industry is taking unpreceden­ted strain and sadly we are finding more and more of our industry stakeholde­rs struggling financiall­y. We find ourselves in a position of exploring alternate innovative ways of remaining competitiv­e despite some challenges. However, Grand Central looks forward to a fruitful 2020 with its present tenants and look forward to new beginnings with potential new tenants.

The airport will continue to strive to have South African aviation engage with them, as it is not only about the aviation industry but about South Africa as a whole.

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