Aircraft Maintenance

Master Tech Maintenance is a CAA approved Part 145 repair facility; highly respected and trusted within the industry.   

Our Aircraft Maintenance Services

  • Inspections: Annual inspections, phase inspections, 100 hour inspections, pre-purchase inspections, unscheduled inspections
  • Troubleshooting and repairs: airframe, engine and electrical systems
  • Aircraft re-weighing
  • Airworthiness Directives search and compliance
  • Service Bulletin search and compliance
  • Servicing: hydraulic systems, oxygen systems, nitrogen systems, battery
  • Upgrades and modifications
  • Vintage aircraft restorations including fabric coverings

Additional Services

  • Avionics repairs and installation
  • Upholstery repairs and complete interior restoration
  • Seat belt manufacturing
  • Hose manufacturing
  • Sheetmetal and fiberglass repairs
  • Full spray paint services
  • Aircraft pickup and delivery available by prior arrangement
  • Dynamic propeller balancing – coming soon

Our Capabilities

DeHaviland : DH82, 87, 89, DHC-1, DHC-2
American Champion : 7 & 8 
Extra Flugzeugproduktions : Extra 300 Series
Maule : M4, M5, M6, M7
Piper : J3, PA 12, PA 14, PA 17, PA 18, PA 20, PA 22, PA 23, PA 24,PA 25, PA 28 Series, PA 28R, PA 30 Series, PA 31, PA 31P, PA 31T, PA 32 Series, PA 32R, PA 32RT, PA 34 Series, PA 36Series, PA 38, PA 39, PA 42, PA 44, PA 46, PA 60
Aero Commander : 114
Beechcraft: 18, 19, 23, 24, 33, 35, 36, 55, 56, 58, 58P,60, 76, 95, 100,
Beech : C90, 200, 300, 350
Cessna : 120, 140, 150, 152, 170, 172, 172RG, 175, 177, 177RG, 180, 182, 182RG, 185,188, 195, 206, 207, 208, 210, P210, 310, 320, 336, 337, 340, 401, 402, 404, F406, T303, 414, 421, 425, 441, 500,
Grumman American : G164
Mooney : 201, 205, 231, 252, M20, M22
Raytheon : 390 Premier

Teledyne Continental : All
Textron Lycoming : All
Pratt & Whitney : R 985, R1340, PT 6 Series, JT15D
De Havilland : Gypsy Major Series

We hold licenses for Beech 1900 B & D and are available for consulting/contracts

Seat Belt Manufacture

Master Tech is currently one of the few SA CAA approved maintenance organisations authorised to re-web and load test seat belts. We issue maintenance release certificates with all our orders and offer a really quick turnaround time at a great price.

Signs that your belts need to be certified are:

  • Webbing is frayed or torn
  • Hardware broken or in-operational
  • Stitches broken or loose
  • TSO tags are missing or illegible
  • Cessna belts are 10 years or older

Spray Painting

Our facility offers a complete paint solution for your aircraft repaint and touch ups. Using quality paints and products, no job is too big or small.
Paint is not just skin deep, it is your aeroplane’s first layer of defence against the elements. It provides protection for the aluminium or composite structure from corrosion, bugs, rain and the sun.

The condition of your paint is not only a direct reflection of how well protected the exterior of your aircraft is, it also provides an element of confidence to future buyers about the overall maintenance of the aircraft inside and out.

A fresh paint application not only adds an aesthetic appeal to your aircraft exterior, it also increases the value of the aircraft. In most cases the value added to your aircraft is actually more than the cost of repainting the aircraft, making painting your aircraft the single best investment upgrade.
Master Tech offers complete interior refurbishments whether you want to replace the entire cabin or just the carpet, we are ready with top-quality products to deliver your vision to you.

Painting an aircraft is a labour intensive, multi-step process that requires a steady hand and intense attention to detail. Generally, the paint process includes these steps regardless of aircraft size:

  1. The aircraft is washed and moved into a stable clean environment.
  2. At-risk components and flight controls are covered or removed.
  3. A non-acidic, environmentally friendly chemical stripper is applied.
  4. The aircraft is inspected, flaws are removed, corrosion is treated, and necessary repairs made.
  5. The aircraft is washed with an alkaline soap.
  6. All aluminium surfaces are etched.
  7. All aluminium surfaces are treated with alodine.
  8. An epoxy chromate primer is applied.
  9. An epoxy surfacer can be applied.
  10. A polyurethane basecoat is applied.
  11. The paint scheme is laid out.
  12. The colours are applied.
  13. The colours are topped with a clear coat.
  14. Touch ups are made and the aircraft is buffed out.
  15. The aircraft is re-weighed.
 
The real function of the paint is to protect the underlying aircraft from the ravages of time and weather. Unprotected metal would rapidly corrode. You might very well need to repaint a very nice looking aircraft to stop corrosion. We live in the sun-drenched part of the world. Here, in a very short time, the sun’s ultraviolet rays begin doing some serious damage to your paint. If what you have under that paint is fabric or fiberglass, you should be very concerned that deteriorating paint is letting those same ultraviolet rays do their worst to the aircraft. There is a very good reason why most fabric aircraft live in hangars.

The aircraft control surfaces will be removed, not just to facilitate stripping and painting, but, more importantly, to be balanced after painting. Have you noticed those weights mounted in front of the hinge line? Improperly balanced, the control surfaces will flutter; a very unpleasant experience which nearly rips the yoke right out of your hands, and unless you get back on the ground very soon, rips the control surfaces right off the aeroplane. A licenced aircraft engineer must perform this work.

There are a few more options to consider when having your aircraft painted. It is worth looking at painting the door jams now if you are going to redo the interior in the future. For a real show-plane, you can even have the inside of the cowling painted.

Whether it is ownership pride, the possibility of more traffic through your flight school, perhaps selling your aircraft faster or just protecting the surfaces from harmful sun rays, your reasons for a paint job are probably the right ones.

Aircraft Interior Refurbishments

We are eager to show how we can enhance the comfort, appearance, and value of your aircraft with the right interior solutions whether it is flown for corporate or personal use, is on the market for sale, or flies charter. All work is performed to meet or exceed CAA requirements.
Interior refurbishments, upgrades and modifications

  1. Quality leather
  2. Wool carpets
  3. Soundproofing acoustic/thermal insulation
  4. Burn testing
  5. Certification

Interior refurbishment is one of those areas where it seems like it is possible to save money and aircraft owners may prefer to do this themselves instead of sending it to an approved facility.

While any licensed engineer knows the critical nature of, for example, flight control systems, unauthorised persons doing aircraft upholstery tend to be more complacent when it comes to interior refurbishment or repairs. But, cabin interior maintenance can be just as critical to safety as flight controls; a seat that lets go under rapid deceleration after an aborted take-off can injure or kill its occupant just as surely as an engine failure from improper maintenance.

The seat is from all appearances the same size and dimensions and fits perfectly but just because it fits, does not mean it’s legal or safe to install.

Remember, too, that an unapproved part can be a perfectly good part in another context but not approved for aviation uses. Marine and automotive fabrics that are perfectly manufactured for their intended uses in boats or cars are completely unacceptable for use in aircraft. So something as deceptively simple as marine fabric used to repair seats or carpeting may not meet aircraft flammability standards.

Aircraft Hose Re-Manufacture

We produce or rework all factory products, including fuel, oil, and hydraulic assemblies. We also supply rubber and Teflon hoses, fire sleeves, chafe guards, fittings, quick-disconnect couplings, flanges, and clamps.

We service ground support systems with starter hoses, hydraulic hoses and fittings, adapters, and hose assemblies. Dedicated to providing hose replacement with a same-day turnaround, and unparalleled customer service, and we meet all CAA requirements. All required documentation and certification is provided. Tools and gauges are maintained and calibrated in accordance with ISO100012-1 (superseded MIL-STD-45662A) requirements and are NIST traceable

Other Services

If there are any other services you require, please get in contact with us to discuss what you need.  Either we’ll be able to provide the service you’re looking for or recommend another supplier who’ll be able to help.