About Us


We are a global training academy

Mega Aero Training Academy (MATA), a Safomar Holdings subsidiary founded in 2010 and located at Hangar 16, Rand Airport, Germiston, is a prestigious aviation training academy accredited by SACAA, NCAA, TETA, NAMB, and QCTO. It is recognised as a trailblazer in aviation education, envisioning a positive contribution to the aviation industry by providing exceptional training to build a robust foundation for aspiring aviators.

MATA offers aviation industry training in the following fields: aviation apprentice technical training, flight crew, cabin crew, advanced technical training, regulatory training, ground school for pilots, technical type ratings (rotor and fixed wing), airport worker training and is a Trade Test Certified preparation and examination center. MATA holds both local accreditation with the South African authorities and several African countries.

By placing a strong emphasis on industry partnerships, MATA’s graduate students gain access to real-world projects, networking opportunities, and the latest information, positioning them as highly sought-after future professionals and leaders.


MATA excels in delivering comprehensive training across all facets of the aerospace environment, establishing itself as a leader in aviation education. Its innovative education and training model seamlessly integrates with a curriculum that aligns with current industry trends and opportunities.  Throughout its expansion in aviation career-type training, MATA has consistently upheld a tradition of excellence. Its instructional staff, with a collective aviation experience exceeding 900 years, is dedicated to ensuring that every student acquires a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience.

Our Facilities consist of a three story building comprising of 6 classrooms for theory classes plus a practical training hangar that has a variety of aircraft, helicopters and aircraft engines, structures, landing gear and spares, that are used in the practical training modules for technical apprentice training

With our focus on industry partnerships, graduate students of MATA have access to real-world projects, networking opportunities and up-to-date information that make them desirable future employees and leaders.