The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe was established in 1999 by Statute, the Civil Aviation Act [Chapter 13:16], and took over the functions of the former Department of Civil Aviation. Following International Civil Aviation Organisation recommendations and best practices, the Authority was separated from Airport operations through the Civil Aviation Act.
In terms of the Civil Aviation Act, the objects of CAAZ are:
- to promote and regulate civil aviation safety and security and provide related training;
- to develop air transport;
- to establish and maintain air navigation facilities and provide air navigation services and related training;
- to foster the development of the civil aviation industry and oversee its activities;
- to ensure compliance with the Act and the Chicago Convention and discharge in accordance with best practices and maximum efficiency the regulatory function assigned to it by the Act;
- to provide advice to Government on all matters related to domestic and international civil aviation.
To be a regional centre of excellence in civil aviation regulatory and air navigation services by the year 2030
To offer commercially viable civil aviation safety and security regulatory, air navigation services and related training
- To promote the safe, regular and efficient use and development of air transport and provide air navigation services within Zimbabwe; and
- To advise the Government of Zimbabwe on all matters relating to domestic and international aviation.
- Continuous learning
- Results Oriented
- Integrity (Ubuntu, Hunhu)