The South African Airplane Factory


The Airplane Factory is a Johannesburg, South African based business focusing on the development and manufacture of high quality, high utility aircrafts. It was founded by Mike Blyth, a past aviation world champion who was later joined by James Pitman, a lawyer who recently left his legal career to help develop light sport aircraft.

Their first ever aircraft called “the ZU-TAF Sling” crashed on Saturday 13 February 2010. The business has received confirmed orders for seven aircrafts and expects to deliver the first three by mid July 2010.