DIRECTORATE OF AIR NAVIGATION AND TECHNICAL SERVICES.

The Directorate of Air Navigation and Technical Services (DANTS) is responsible for the provision of air navigation services in the Zimbabwean airspace that comply with the National regulations and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS).It is composed of two departments namely, Air Traffic Services and  Technical Services.

The primary functions of this department are to provide the following services:

Air Traffic Control (ATC)

This is responsible for the provision of a safe and expeditious flow of air traffic in the Zimbabwe airspace. This includes coordinated control and separation of aircraft that are landing, departing, over flying and aircraft movements on the ground to prevent collisions with other aircraft, vehicles or obstacles.

Alerting Services

This ensures that Search and Rescue operations are carried out in the event of any aircraft getting lost or being involved in an emergency.

Aeronautical Information Services

(Flight Crew Briefing, Notam Office and Aeronautical Communications)

This service involves the efficient dissemination of aeronautical information which is used by air traffic controllers, pilots and aircraft operators for the safe operation of aircraft. It includes the processing and promulgation of flight plans and Notices to Airmen, called NOTAMs.

The department is responsible for the procurement, installation and maintenance of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems that are utilized by air traffic controllers and pilots. The department also maintains the Authority’s fire fighting vehicles, passenger buses, electrical systems and the mechanical, refrigeration and air conditioning systems at all the airports. It is comprised of the Air Navigation, Technical Support and Automotive sections.

Air Navigation Service

supports Air Traffic Control system by ensuring high availability of all Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Systems (CNS/ATM)

Technical Support Service

supports airport operations by providing high availability of  electrical, mechanical and refrigeration systems at all the airports.

Automotive Workshop.

Automotive Workshop

supports high availability of fire fighting vehicles, stand by generators and airside passenger shuttle busses.

3.1.   Due to the specialised nature of services in the air traffic services department, the training of staff in air traffic control, aeronautical information services (briefing and notam offices) and aeronautical communication is carried out in-house in the training centre at Harare International Airport for most of the courses.  For those courses where there is no in-house capacity, staff is sent out to external ICAO credited training institutions.

 3.2. Technicians are engaged at different levels and trained on the repair and maintenance of plant and systems used by the Authority. Some of this training is done at factories from which equipment is purchased.

Air Traffic Services Units

AERODROME HOURS OF OPERATION TELEPHONE
J.M.NKOMO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/FVJN 0430-1800 +236 9 296423/4/5/7

 

+263 772 132 743

CHARLES PRINCE AIRPORT/

 

FVCP

0400-1600

 

0400-1800 on Wednesday upon prior booking before 1400

+263 4 302199

 

+263 4 302832

+263 4 335543

+263 772 132 733/4

BUFFALO RANGE AIRPORT

 

FVCZ

0500-1500 +263 231 2444

 

+263 772 132 745

VICTORIA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/FVFA 0400-1600 +263 13 44260

 

+263 712 230 513

ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/FVRG H24 +263 4 585073-83

 

+263 4 585019/20

+263 4 575164/6

KARIBA AIRPORT /

 

FVKB

0500-1600 +263 261 2146405

 

+263 261 2146183

MASVINGO AIRPORT /

 

FVMV

0600-1400 Monday to Friday excluding public holidays +263 039 262106

 

+263 039 262505

HWANGE AIRPORT /

 

FVWN

0600-1500

 

Monday to Friday

+263 018 313/4

 

+263 772 132 753