Historical Background

ACS was jointly established in 1999 by the Airlines Association of Southern Africa AASA), the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA) and the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) to provide operational support services to international and domestic airlines operating from, into and within South Africa.

During 2008, ACSA chose to relinquish management of ACS and the subsequently re-formed organisation installed an in-house management team, continuing operations as a not-for-profit entity. The underlying intent of the organisation remains essentially unchanged after fifteen years of operation - uncompromising prioritised, globally benchmarked service quality, cost effective service delivery and maintaining a philosophy of reinvesting operational surpluses into its world-class equipment, people and processes. ACS invests in the latest technology and equipment to ensure that services are rendered to the highest possible international and national standards and best practice.

Our core business

o Hold baggage Screen Service
o Baggage Reconciliation Service
o Management and maintenance of Common Use Self Service Equipment interface (at check-in & self-service kiosk)
o Cargo Screening Service

Core Strategies

ACS’s core strategies focus on consolidating and enhancing its existing service offering with a view to optimising service quality, achieving cost efficiencies and implementing global best practice.

Hold baggage Screen – forthcoming equipment upgrade to meet enhanced global regulatory requirements.

Self Service and Common Use – drive and support the IATA Self Service Initiatives.

Baggage Reconciliation Service – enhancements to current offerings

Cargo Screening – consolidation and expansion of existing services.

Stakeholder Relations – deepen strategic relationships with key industry role players.

B-BBEE - Initiatives to demonstrate meaningful workplace transformation at all levels in the organisation. Integrate all the elements of B-BBEE into relevant business processes.

Vision Statement

ACS is an aviation services company, delivering safe and reliable common services to the aviation industry according to international best practice

Mission Statement

To develop and provide cost effective common services to the airlines and their


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