Bonaero Park

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Bonaero Park
Bonaero Park is located in Gauteng
Bonaero Park
Bonaero Park
Bonaero Park is located in South Africa
Bonaero Park
Bonaero Park
Bonaero Park is located in Africa
Bonaero Park
Bonaero Park
 Bonaero Park shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°7′23″S 28°15′20″E / 26.12306°S 28.25556°E / -26.12306; 28.25556Coordinates: 26°7′23″S 28°15′20″E / 26.12306°S 28.25556°E / -26.12306; 28.25556
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality Ekurhuleni
Main Place Kempton Park, Gauteng
Area[1]
 • Total 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,392
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 19.3%
 • Coloured 2.1%
 • Indian/Asian 3.3%
 • White 73.9%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 55.7%
 • English 29.2%
 • Zulu 2.9%
 • Northern Sotho 2.7%
 • Other 9.4%
Postal code (street) 1619
PO box 1622

Bonaero Park is a southeastern suburb of Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, in Gauteng province, South Africa. It lies directly next to OR Tambo International Airport, the busiest airport in Africa. Bonaero Park was built in the 1960s to house employees from the nearby military aircraft factory owned by Atlas Aircraft Corporation. In 1992 Atlas was absorbed into a new entity known as Denel, becoming part of Denel Aviation.[2]

Economy[edit]

Two local airlines, Comair and Kulula.com, have their head offices in Bonaero Park.[3][4]

Toyota South Africa has constructed their new parts distribution centre for Southern Africa in Bonaero Park costing 363 million rand. The 42 000 m2 facility supplies local dealerships with replacement parts and also provides parts to 70 international destinations where South African vehicles are sold. By 2015 the second phase will be completed adding 38 000 m2 to the existing facility making it the largest of its kind in Africa.[5][6]

At one time Airlink's head office was also in Bonaero Park.[7][8] In 2009 Airlink leased space in the Greenstone Office Park in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bonaero Park". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Case of Denel". Peter Batchelor (International Development Research Center). 2006-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Comair. Retrieved on 1 April 2014. "Comair Limited Physical address: Cnr Atlas Road and Marignane Drive Bonaero Park 1619 South Africa"
  4. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Kulula.com. Retrieved on 6 February 2011. "Physical address Cnr. 1 Marignane Drive and Atlas Road Bonaero Park 1619 South Africa "
  5. ^ Toyota opens R363m Mega Warehouse in Kempton Park. SA Commercialprop News 4 October 2012 Retrieved on 1 April 2014
  6. ^ Toyota opens R363 million distribution centre Archived April 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Imperial Toyota 2 October 2012 Retrieved 1 April 2014
  7. ^ " contact us." Airlink. 1 August 2008. Retrieved on 6 February 2011. "Head Office (Bonaero Park - Map)"
  8. ^ "Download a map to Airlink's Head Office." (Archive) Airlink. Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Map[permanent dead link]." Airlink. Retrieved on 6 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Contact us Archived June 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." Airlink. Retrieved on 6 February 2011. "Head Office (Modderfontein) [...] No.3, Greenstone Hill Office Park, Emerald Boulevard, Greenstone Hill, Modderfontein PO Box 7529, Bonaero Park, 1622, South Africa."
  11. ^ "Company Announcement: Barrow’s Latest Greenstone Hill Office Building Leased." Barrow Properties. 13 August 2009. Retrieved on 28 July 2010.