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Meet The Rejected Flight Attendant Who Started Her Own Aviation Company

The hard truth is that its not easy to setup an aviation company, but its possible, Sibongile Sambo is a South African that owns Africa’s fully empowered first black female operated air-borne services known as SRS aviation ( pty ) Ltd.

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Sibongile first applied as a flight attendant with South African Airways, but unfortunately she was not considered because of her minimum height requirements, but this did not stop her from following her dream and passion.


Because of the passion she had towards aviation sector, she decided to go for plan “B” by selling her vehicle and also use her mom’s pension money to setup her own aviation company known as SRS Aviation which is an African distributor of new and overhauled aircraft spare parts for the commercial, commuter, corporate, Military and Cargo aerospace Industries.

The Johannesburg-based aviation company has grown tremendously.

It is now providing luxury and tourist flights at a cost of $1000 aswell as VIP aircrafts flying as far as United States which could cost approximately $200,000, according to Sibongile.


SRS Aviation is in partnership with MCC Aviation which has more experience in Aviation business, operational and technical support aswell as sophiscated fleet of aircrafts.

The South African female entrepreneur is planning to expand her SRS Aviation’s helicopter services and operations in other African countries.

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