Parnis Airport Services

Our History
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From a small manufacturing shop dating back to 1951, to an African engineering powerhouse, Parnis continues to deliver service excellence worldwide.

Although historically our business roots were in engineering, Parnis Airport Services (Parnis) has grown its business over the years into large scale projects for the aviation industry, pipeline and integrity systems, and material handling solutions.

Parnis has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) which started over 25 years ago. Parnis has the distinction of being the only South African company to have locally co-designed, manufactured and installed passenger boarding bridges at OR Tambo International (formerly Jan Smuts) Airport, Johannesburg between 1992 and 1994. (then Jan Smuts. Since then we have completed numerous aviation projects ranging from upgrades and maintenance of aviation fuel-hydrant systems to comply with the latest API and JIG standards; installation and maintenance of baggage handling and hold baggage screening systems; Visual guidance aircraft docking systems (VDGS) and 400 Hz Ground Power installations, and installation and maintenance of the Hydraulic Road Blockers.

Our Vision.

Our vision is to be the African leader in creating and maintaining airport infrastructure solutions. We believe in winning through hard work and fair play and endeavour to live by our company values of Authenticity, Innovation, Diversity and Excellence, characterised by the acronym AIDE.

Our Values

  • Authenticity – At Parnis, we believe in winning through hard work and fair play. Our heritage is one of honesty, transparency, integrity and the courage to do the right thing, and we encourage this in each and every one of our employees and our stakeholders.
  • Innovation – We recognise that today’s best is the benchmark we must surpass tomorrow and we continue to be committed to new ideas that add value for our clients and business partners.
  • DiversityWe believe that workforce diversity gives us access to a world of different ideas and perspectives. Parnis is committed to implementing a corporate culture where men and women of all races, physical abilities, preferences and backgrounds are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to create a high-performance environment where individual differences and contributions of employees are valued and the way we do business is governed by fairness, trust and integrity.
  • Excellence – By balancing the efficiencies of new technologies and solutions with the personal touch of our professionally trained and highly motivated technicians, we are able to deliver solutions and services that exceed our clients’ expectations.