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Africair Helicopter Support Ltd

Africair Helicopter Support Ltd’s (AHSL) helicopter maintenance facility located in Ruiru Town, Kenya undertakes complete factory authorized maintenance and overhaul services for Bell helicopters.

Africair Helicopter Support Ltd is the only Bell Customer Service Facility in East Africa. We provide a full range of overhaul, repair and maintenance services with parts support, locally in Eastern Africa.

As an Authorized CSF, we also provide a full range of spare parts at great pricing. We can also source any parts for any make/model you may desire.

KCAA Certificate Number: K/AMO/L/067

Bell Customer Service Facility (CSF) Certificate

KCAA Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO)

Helicopter Models Currently Certified for

Bell 206 Series

Bell 407 Series

Bell 505 Series

Airbus H125{AS350} Series

Airbus H130{EC130} Series

MD Helicopter 500 {Hughes} Series

MD Helicopter 360 {Hughes} Series

Robinson Helicopters R44 Series

Lycoming Engines IO-540 Series

Rolls-Royce Engines 250 Series

Safran Engines {Turbomeca} Arriel 2 Series

Safran Engines {Turbomeca} Arriel 1 Series

Safran Engines {Turbomeca} Arrius 2 Series

Bell Approved Independent Customer Service Facility

Field Maintenance


Parts Distribution Territory

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Bophuthatswana, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Republic of the, Cote D’lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwand, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somali, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Safran Helicopter Engines Approved: Certified Distribution Centre for HE Products

Approved Supplier – Procurement of Safran HE spares for Distribution to Safran customers in the Sub-Saharan African Region (SSA)

Meet the Team

Simon Mugo
Base Maintenance Manager

Simon Mugo is our Base Maintenance Manager and has been servicing and supporting helicopters in Africa since 1990. Simon is a dedicated aviation specialist in Kenya with unparalleled knowledge of helicopter and is contuniously expanding his product knowledge and experience. . He is a exceptionally knowledgeable individual and a crucial part of our operations in Kenya.

He holds certification in the following aircraft & engines:

MD 530F
Eurocopter AS 350 & EC 130
Robinson R22 & R44
Bell Helicopter Models 206 Series, 407, & 505
Numerous fixed wing aircraft
Pratt & Whitney PT6A Series
Turbomeca Arriel 2Series

Gabriel Mule
Quality Manager

Gabriel Mule came into the field of aviation in 2003.  Since that time, he has held a number of key positions in Kenya AMOs and has proven repeatedly that he is one of the best in the business when it comes to development of aviation maintenance organizations and ensuring that they abide by the civil aviation authority regulations.

He holds the following certifications:

Human Factors in Maintenance
Quality Management System Auditory/Lead Auditor
Quality Management System

Alex Mwangi Ngugi
Head of Quality

Alex Mwangi Ngugi is our Head of Quality and has been servicing and supporting aircraft in Africa since 2012. Alex is a passionate aviation engineer and his evaluations and insights into procedures and audits are a fundamental facet of our operations.


Kenyan AMEL License – Category “A”
Kenyan AML License – Category “C”
Certificates and Ratings:
Quality Management Systems
Safety Management Systems
Leadership & Management
Air Legislation
Fuel Tank Safety
Hangar & Workshop Safety
Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance
Procedures and Documentation

Shehzada Mohammed Saifal
Certified Engineer

Shehzada Mohammed Saifal is one of our Certified Engineers and has been servicing and supporting aircraft in Africa since 2009. Shehzada has a wealth of experience as an engineer and contributes everyday to the success of our operation.

Certificates and Ratings:

Bell Training Academy – Bell 505 (Safran Arrius 2R) B1.3 Airframe Type Training
Safran – T1 Arrius 2 Engine Type Training for variant Arrius 2R
Eurocopter Training – Eurocopter T1 Airframe Type Qualification on AS350 & EC130
Turbomeca T1 Approved Engine Type Training for Arriel 2 variant 2B/2B1/2D
Quality Management Systems Awareness
Safety Management Systems Awareness
Occupational Safety & Health Training
Dangerous Goods Regulations
Human Factors Recurrent Training
Fire Safety Awareness
FAA Approved Level 1 Helicopter Vibration Maintenance Rotor System Track and Balance
Maintenance Procedural Techniques