Who is Fireblade?


Fireblade Aviation is a world-class, family business that provides a wide selection of turnkey aviation services. Our fixed base operation is located at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, and caters to both leisure and business travel. The team behind Fireblade Aviation is driven by a passion for aviation and innovation within the industry. Offering incredibly personalised service with world-class amenities and a wide range of technical aircraft services, with some of the best pilots and engineers on the continent, we provide our discerning clients with an unrivalled, customised and hassle-free travel experience.

Our incredible purpose-built facility boasts a number of hospitality features to ensure guests have an experience like no other. Our services include a combination of publicly available terminal facilities, including on-site border control services, customs and immigration, open and private lounges, showers, a gym, spa treatments, fully-equipped meeting rooms and spaces for private functions and meetings. From children’s entertainment to conferencing venues, we have the facilities and resources to cater to any guests’ needs. Enjoy exquisite on-site catering by Michelin-star and proudly local chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s team, using fresh produce from our on-site garden as a truly sustainable approach to modern aviation cuisine.

Striving for a brighter future for the aviation industry and the planet, we are committed to the continuous evolution of our services, driven by a dedication to integrity, the environment and our guests.

Our success reflects our hard work and commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality of service excellence.


​​Renowned for our state-of-art fleet of aircraft that are available for charters, incredible pilots, wide-range of hospitality amenities and extensive FBO aviation services, our proudly local operation is defined by a love of aviation and always ensuring Fireblade guests enjoy a world-class experience wherever they are going. Family-owned and driven by community values, Fireblade Aviation is committed to being more than just another airport terminal while travelling.

Our extensive range of aviation services make Fireblade Aviation the all-inclusive turnkey solution for any travel needs, ranging from seamless private and corporate charters with our fleet to aircraft management, maintenance and hangerage as part of our renowned FBO offering.

With a dedicated team of industry veterans, aviation experts and hospitality gurus, we aim to map the future of aviation, offering guests an unparalleled personal experience while leading the charge for a more sustainable and inclusive future in aviation.

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The cornerstone of the Fireblade Aviation enterprise, our team of pilots, engineers and separate specialist FBO service staff are all driven by a passion for the aviation industry and providing guests with the very best services and amenities available. Striving to ensure a better, more sustainable future for the industry and our community, our family-owned and proudly local FBO is an industry leader when it comes to literally going above and beyond for our guests. We do this by having a profit share model where every team member has a vested interest in the welfare of the business.

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Wholeheartedly committed to a future of sustainable aviation, Fireblade values transparency and aims to invest in a number of initiatives to give back to the community and pursue sustainability on a practical level.

As the first and only aviation company to have partnered with sustainability-focused organisation The Long Run, we are committed to conservation, community, culture and commerce as the four pillars by which we can effect change and improve the lives and futures of others.

Fireblade Aviation is committed to the development of travel, tourism and aviation in Southern Africa. As a proudly South African FBO and in recognising that tourism supports one in ten jobs, Fireblade Aviation is committed to upskilling and employing a diverse local team, and encourages school visits to inspire the next generation of pilots and engineers. Community is a crucial component to the Fireblade Operation, and in supporting the local economy and investing in African excellence, we aim to be industry leaders in developing the local aviation industry, bringing Africa to the world.

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