Third Party Maintenance

Air Zimbabwe Maintenance Department

Air Zimbabwe Maintenance Department comprises three key areas, namely Engineering Maintenance Control, Aircraft Maintenance and Workshops which provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as general engineering services.

Our maintenance facility is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ), and is complemented by a highly experienced workforce committed to quality workmanship.

Air Zimbabwe Maintenance Department has the industry capabilities and experience to provide customized solutions that keep your fleet in the air.

Engineering Maintenance Control

Maintenance Control & Technical Records

  • Planning of aircraft inspections and structural overhauls using Approved Maintenance Schedules
  • Developing Approved Maintenance Programmes
  • Generating all aircraft technical Forms
  • Production of detailed work plans for hangar checks (A, B, C & D checks)
  • Estimating turnaround times for tasks and scheduled work
  • Life control of "Hard Time" and "On Condition" units
  • Control of Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives
  • Routing of Air Zimbabwe aircraft
  • Raising warranty claims
  • Updating and storage of technical records for the entire fleet

Technical Resource Centre

  • Tracking moment/weight changes of B737-200 ADV aircraft
  • Weighing of B737-200 ADV aircraft
  • Tracking moment/weight changes of B767-200 ER aircraft
  • Tracking moment/weight changes of MA60 aircraft
  • Weighing of  aircraft MA60 aircraft
  • Flight Data download
  • Developing and maintenance of type aircraft specifications
  • Conducting feasibility studies for aircraft standardizations, modifications, fleet conversions and equipment acquisitions.
  • Technical Library Services (control and distribution of aircraft and components manuals)
  • Research and Development
  • Analysis and evaluation of Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives

Technical Training School

See Technical Training School under Other Services

Inventory and Logistics

  • Storage of commercial materials like consummables
  • Bonded warehouse for aircraft tyres, rubber materials, avionics components, engines and airframes components
  • Stationery Stores
  • Pressurised cylinders like Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Argon, Freon
  • Provides Incoming inspection for aircraft parts for acceptance
  • Aircraft parts loaning
  • Aircraft Maintenance

Hangar and Line maintenance of:

  • B767-200ER series, PW4056 engines and the associated GTCP331-200ER APUs
  • B737-200 ADV series, JT8D-17A engines and the associated GTCP 85-129 APUs
  • MA60 series, PW127J engine and the associated GTCP 36-150CY APUs
  • Hamilton Sundstrand 247F-3 propellers
  • A320-200 series (Line Maintenance only)
  • Emergency Equipment for all the above aircraft

Workshop

Power Plants Section

  • Overhaul of JT 8D-17A engines
  • Split Ship of PW4056 engines
  • Vertical Balancing of JT8D-17A compressor and turbine discs and spacers
  • Horizontal balancing of JT8D-17A compressor and turbine subassemblies

Airframe Overhaul Section

  • Maintenance of Cockpit & cabin crew seats
  • Maintenance of Décor panels, galleys, service trolleys, stowage compartments
  • Maintenance of Toilets, waste/ water tanks, upholstery
  • Cold and hot bonding of composites
  • Lamination, repair of composites, radomes, fairings and ducts
  • Painting of the B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV, MA60 and the A320-200 aircraft
  • Repair on aircraft sheet metal parts
  • Fabrication of repair parts to pattern such as bushings, sleeves, shims, structural elements, skin panels and formed sheet metal parts

Electrical, Radio and Instruments

  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 electrical components
  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 radio components
  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 instruments components
  • Calibration of tools and test equipment

Component Overhaul Section

  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 engine and Aircraft fuel components
  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 engine and aircraft pneumatic components
  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 engine and aircraft hydraulic components
  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 engine and oil components
  • Repair, overhaul and modification of B767-200 ER, B737-200 ADV & MA60 engine APU components
  • Cable swaging
  • Rigging of doors and hatches
  • Rigging of aircraft thrust reversers

Non Destructive Testing

Specialized services:

  • Ultrasonic Inspections
  • Eddy current inspections
  • Dye Penetrant inspections
  • Magnetic Particle inspections
  • Radiographic (X-RAY) inspections
  • Boroscope Inspections

General Engineering

  • Heat treatment of aircraft and general engineering units
  • Aluminum alloy (TIG) welding
  • Corrosion and heat-resisting steels (TIG) welding
  • Nickel alloys (TIG) welding
  • Titanium alloys (TIG) welding
  • Magnesium alloys (TIG) welding
  • Specialized and general machining of aircraft and non-aircraft units

Electroplating

  • Bright Cadmium, silver, nickel, tin, hard chrome, and copper plating
  • Low hydrogen embrittlement cadmium
  • Cadmium passivation
  • Anodizing
  • Chromating
  • Polishing
  • Chrome and cadmium strip