The functional structure of the CAV includes three main areas of focus namely: “Development”, “Operations” and “Support” functions. The intention is to appoint a responsible manager in each area who would drive the function to ensure that the CAV continues to deliver world-class, result-oriented services and facilities.
The core process of development incorporates various specific elements from the marketing stage, through the finalisation of various contracts and lease agreements, the construction process, as well as the commissioning and hand-over process in order for the facilities and infrastructure to be operated effectively and efficiently. All of these activities are underpinned by a strong support team, including business development, financial and administrative staff, legal expertise, as well as HR, communication, and technical expertise.
The CAV`s core operations process is responsible for property management (assets and services), value-added facility and services management, as well as logistics management (as may be required by the CAV, its tenants, and its suppliers).
The CAV was earmarked to be an initiative that would be developed to achieve the following:
- To attract public support from national, provincial, and local government, as well as from interested parties in the private sector locally and abroad;
- To promote local innovation, new business development (including B-BBEE and SMME development), and export opportunities in the aerospace and defence sector;
- To provide opportunities for incubation and entry-level manufacturing through skills development.
- To directly benefit local OEM suppliers of components, parts, assemblies, and tools, as well as service providers from synergistic and economics of scale/scope;
- To develop other relevant industries (tooling) and sectors (electro-technical, metals, chemicals, thermoplastics, etc.); and
- To establish shared services.