It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we announce the death of the founder of this company, Christine Garbett, who joined Jesus at 17h10 on Saturday the 31st March 2018.
Bob Garbett was with her until the very last moment and read Psalm 23 to her at the end.
There is no doubt that Christine touched the lives of everybody she met with love. The many dozens of tributes from South Africa and from all over the world almost without exception make mention of this wonderful light that surrounded her.
Rob and Christine were married for thirty six years and spent twenty four seven together during this period with only less than ten nights of separation. Their love and devotion to each other is a wonderful illustration of love that can exist between two people on this earth.
Christine was remarkable in many ways being one of the few women in the world who flew alone in single engine aircraft to Europe seven times. This achieved on a background of having come out of South Africa from England over forty years ago by ship because she was a nervous flyer.
Professional Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd was established by Christine in 1979 without a Rand in the bank but with her head overflowing with ideas. She had decided to challenge the near monopoly that existed in the turbo prop and jet market at that time, she also felt strongly that the corporate aircraft sales market needed a company that would not only provide excellent service but the strongest of ethics and straight forward dealing.
Christine met Rob in 1982 and they married in June 1983. The company sold many corporate and other aircraft and then slowly branched into the current activities which include the employment of over 650 people and branches in some of the main centres in South Africa.
The Executives, Managers and many other in the company will miss her solid and reliable thinking based on compassion and love but also with a brain and thinking processes that were unique to her.
Christine is survived by her husband Rob, son Trevor, daughter Cherrylain as well as grandchildren, Robert and Annabelle.
There are no words to describe the impact that Christine had on the lives of so many people as well as the impact her ideas and energetic activities have had on the environment.
We ask all those that have read this obituary to thank God for having placed such a loving wonderful person amongst us on this earth.
Airfreight into Africa is one of the largest growing markets in the world. Recognising this, the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition, which brings together various role players in the industry to explore the potential of this market, is coming to Emperors Palace, Johannesburg from the 21 -23 of February.
Professional Aviation Services, will be joining hands with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at the event to offer the industry the very best in safety, security and Dangerous Goods compliance, products and services.
Please come and see Professional Aviation Services & IATA at Stand 39 at Air Cargo Africa.
Airfreight into Africa is one of the largest growing markets in the world.
Recognising this, the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition, which brings together various role players in the industry to explore the potential of this market, is coming to Emperors Palace, Johannesburg from the 21 -23 of February.
Professional Aviation Services, specialists in Aviation Security and Air Cargo Security Compliance and Training, will be exhibiting at Air Cargo Africa. With a 35-year history in Aviation, and specialising in providing unique solutions that solve client’s challenges, Professional Aviation Services is ideally placed to service and assist clients in finding solutions for their various needs.
We are passionate about keeping Aviation safe and secure, for ultimately, it is all about protecting people. From the personnel who are involved in the Aviation Industry, the people who fly as crew and passengers to the public who could be affected by an aviation incident. By taking part in Air Cargo Africa, we intend to showcase the importance of keeping the growing Airfreight in Africa business safe and secure.
With the airfreight industry into Africa growing at the rate that it is, now is the time to equip your organisation to take advantage of the growth, and keep your staff and your organisation safe and secure. Our services can be combined into a unique solution for you that is customised to solve your unique challenges.
We at Professional are always willing to take up a challenge. So, if you require a service or solution that is not listed below, contact us and let us see how we can help you.
Services that we offer include the following:
Consulting and Risk Services
EU RA3 Validations– for clients who operate in countries that are not listed on the EU Green list
Aviation Security Consulting – our team of experts can assist with your general aviation security queries and provide solutions for your challenges.
Risk Services – we can assist with security tests, audits and once-off checks to evaluate the security of facilities and processes.
IATA Training Courses – through our registered IATA Authorised Training Centre, (ZA-PRI-1-14-001; ZA-PRI-3-16-001), we offer IATA Dangerous Goods training, Introduction to Safety Management Systems, as well as Aviation Security Awareness and Cargo Security Awareness courses, through the International Cargo Training Programme and the International Aviation Training Programme.
Classroom Training – as a SACAA Approved Part 109 Aviation Security Training Organisation (Approval number: SACAA/AVSEC/CS/008 and SACAA Approved Part 92 Dangerous Goods Aviation Training Organisation, (Approval number: SACAA/DG/0031) we offer quality classroom based training at various locations around South Africa. Our main training centre is situated in Jet Park, with 4 dedicated classrooms, with other locations at Lanseria International Airport, and Wonderboom Airport. We are also able to conduct training in other parts of South Africa, with two dedicated branches in the coastal areas, one in Durban and one in Cape Town.
Our training team consists of 7 SACAA Accredited Aviation Security Training Instructors, 2 of which specialise in Level 1, 2 and 3 Aviation and Cargo Security Training. Several of our instructors are also qualified to teach Dangerous Goods Awareness.
Courses on offer include:
Aviation Security Screener Training for Passenger and Baggage and for Cargo, Store, Mail and Supplies. (Level 1)
Aviation Security Supervisor Training for Passenger and Baggage and for Cargo, Store, Mail and Supplies. (Level 2)
Aviation Security Management Training for Airports and Airlines, as well as for Cargo. (Level 3)
General Aviation Security Awareness Training (ASAT)
Aviation Security Awareness (Cargo, Store, Mail and Supplies) Training
RPAS Aviation Security Awareness Training (for Drone/RPAS/UAV operators)
Dangerous Goods by Air Regulations (Awareness) for Categories: 4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12
Customised Courses – our dedicated Research and Development team specialise in developing customised in-house courses for clients, as well as to meet general training needs that we identify in the market.
Current courses that are available include:
Human Factors for Personnel
Human Factors for Supervisors and Managers
Lithium Battery Awareness (both classroom and on-line)
Handling of Lithium Batteries
Enhanced Security Training
Driver Security – Anti-Hijacking Course
On-line Learning – through our on-line learning platform, proftrain.co.za, we offer customised e-learning courses to various clients, as well as general courses that are open to the public.
Learner Management System – struggling to manage the training function of your organisation? The Professional Learner Management System is a database system which simplifies the management of training for your staff.
IATA Publications – as one of only two registered IATA Publications Agents in South Africa, contact us for all your IATA publication’s needs. We take the pain out of ordering IATA products. Visit protrain.co.za/shop to see all the products on offer.
ICAO Publications – are you looking for ICAO Annexes and Technical Instructions and other ICAO publications? We are a registered ICAO Publications Reseller, contact us to place your order today.
Dangerous Goods and Lithium Battery Awareness Seminars – educating staff and clients is a vital part of doing business safely and reducing potential incidents. The Professional Dangerous Goods and Lithium Battery Awareness Seminars help to educate your clients about the dangers of mis-declared, undeclared or hidden dangerous goods. It also educates them on the dangers of Lithium Batteries and what is allowed and not allowed. Contact us to book a seminar for your staff or your clients.
We are very pleased to announce that the AVSEC team at Professional has grown with the addition of two very experienced members joining our operation.
Waheed joins Professional as Business Development Manager from 1st December 2016.
I am sure that all will know Waheed as a Senior Air Cargo Security Inspector with the South African Civil Aviation Authority. Waheed was with the SACAA for 9 years and leaves with the good wishes of the SACAA. Waheed has been intimately involved in all aspects of Air Cargo Security and AVSEC matters since the inception on Part 108 in South Africa.
Prior to joining the SACAA Waheed was at SAA in the AVSEC department (among other posts) for 10 years.
Waheed brings his wealth of expertise and years of practical, on the ground knowledge and experience to our team, Waheed has particular knowledge and experience in the screening of air cargo and in the application of Explosive Detection Dog teams in particular.
JJ joined the team at Professional in November as Research and Development specialist, where he is tasked with the development of course material and special projects.
JJ was the Head Trainer at the Civil Aviation Academy in Saudi Arabia for 5 years. Early in his career JJ was in the South African Police Service and served as a Sky Marshall for many years, JJ then joined the AVSEC department at ACSA at its inception where he was involved in all aspects on AVSEC.
JJ has a great deal of practical experience in the courier industry after serving as Branch Manager and Operations Manager at TNT Express before taking on the challenge of training in Saudi Arabia.
JJ brings his vast experience, practical approach and enthusiasm for AVSEC to our team.
We welcome Waheed and JJ to the team, we are certain that they will add a great deal of value to your business.
It is “that time of the year” again, 73 days to Christmas and, 80 days until the 58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations come into effect.
The 58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations contain several very important changes and additions and it is essential that you and your organisation have the latest information in order to ensure that you are able to facilitate the safe transport of dangerous goods.
Professional Aviation Services understand the dangerous goods environment; we will ensure that you remain fully compliant.
Professional are authorised IATA Publications Resellers and offer the full range of IATA publications, posters and electronic products, we guarantee the best prices, expedited shipping and discounts on bulk orders.
Contact David today on firstname.lastname@example.org, Professional will guide you to ensure that you get full value for your dangerous goods compliance in IATA Publications for 2017.
We are very excited about the Aviation Festival Africa and the Airports Show Africa 2016. It is being held from the 28th – 29th June at the Sandton Convention Centre. Find out more about the show and why you should pay it a visit here: Aviation Festival and Airport Show.
Our team will be exhibiting at Stand T4b, be sure to come and pay us a visit.
Find out more about how we can help you with our specialized services that will enhance your business.
We are an officially recognised IATA Publications Reseller.
If you are looking for any IATA publication, from the latest IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, to Cargo codes; contact us today with your requirements. Have a look at our PAS IATA Publications Catalogue 2016 and contact us in order to place your order.