Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana

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CAAB
Government parastatal overview
Formed2008
Jurisdiction Botswana
Headquarters Gaborone, Botswana
Government parastatal executives
  • Kabo Phutietsile, Chief Executive Officer
  • Christopher Ferguson, Director Aviation Safety
  • Silas Silas, Director Air Navigation Services
Parent departmentMinister of Transport and Communications
Website www.caab.co.bw

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) is the civil aviation authority of Botswana. Its head office is in the Letsema Office Park in Gaborone. [1] The Civil Aviation Authority Act, 2004 (CAA Act, 2004) established the agency, which in 2009 became fully operational. The previous agency was the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), subordinate under the Ministry of Works and Transport. [2] The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) is responsible for the regulation and development of air transport, providing air navigation services, managing airports and advising the government on all aspects of civil aviation.

It is Statutory Corporation established by the Civil Aviation Authority Act of 2004 [3]   and commenced full operations as an autonomous regulator on 1 April 2009. The continued existence of CAAB was provided for by the Civil Aviation Act, 2011 which repealed the previous Act establishing the Authority. Before its establishment, most of its functions were performed by the former Department of Civil Aviation Aviation (DCA). The CAA Act 2004 stipulates that the Authority shall perform its functions in accordance with sound commercial and financial principles, and shall ensure as far as possible, that its revenue is sufficient to meet the expenditure properly chargeable to its revenues.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "Contact Us" (Archive). Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana. Retrieved on February 8, 2014. "Plot 61920, Letsema Office Park, P.O.Box 250 Gaborone, Botswana."
  2. Home page (). Department of Civil Aviation. March 28, 2007. Retrieved on February 8, 2014.
  3. "About CAAB" (Archive) Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana. Retrieved on February 8, 2014.