Notice to the Public on Aviation Safety Compliance Levels at Fastjet Zimbabwe Ltd



The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe got knowledge of a Social Media Whistle-blower article published by ZimEye on 13 November 2023 on Fastjet Zimbabwe Ltd (Fastjet).

In summary, the article alleged serious safety, financial and operational irregularities at Fastjet, posing a significant threat to the lives of the travelling public. 

Given the gravity of the allegations, the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, in its capacity as Regulator of the Civil Aviation Industry, and in accordance with the powers vested in it by its enabling legislation, caused a Special Safety Audit to be conducted on Fastjet.

The purpose of the Audit was to determine the following:-

  • Fastjet’s compliance levels to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) set Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
  • Whether Fastjet is therefore fit to safely conduct the business of Air Operator.
  • Whether Fastjet has established an accident prevention and flight safety program to ensure safe operations.
  • The Audit also sought to comprehensively review the background of the personnel who hold responsible Management positions and any other positions of significant control over Fastjet’s activities.

Summary of Findings of the Special Safety Audit

The Special Safety Audit found Fastjet to be a well-run and properly licensed Air Operator with a world class safety and on-time performance record.

Further, a review and assessment of the qualifications and aviation experience of the Fastjet senior staff revealed that every single Member of its Executive Management and Accountable Team meets or exceeds the requirements of the Fifth Schedule of the Civil Aviation (Operations) Regulations, SI 78/2023.

Consequently, this Notice therefore serves to assure the Public in general, and the travelling public in particular, that Fastjet Zimbabwe Ltd is safe and fit to conduct the business of Air Operator, both in terms of its systems and processes, and in terms of its personnel who hold positions of significant control over its operations

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe reaffirms its commitment to ensure compliance and adherence to all ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) in its provision of regulatory oversight of aviation safety and security, development of air transport and provision of air navigation services within Zimbabwe.

Issued by:

Captain A.G. Nyandoro

Board Chairman

Safety, Security, Quality and Efficiency

Level 3, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport Terminal Building,

P Bag CY 7716 Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: +263(242) 585073 | Email:

Twitter: @caaz_online | Instagram: @caazonline

Facebook | LinkedIn: Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe