The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has said it is undertaking a holistic approach to the country’s air transport development matrix to facilitate tourism and trade in line with the National Development Strategy One (NDS1).
The new thrust by CAAZ is set to deepen the country’s outstanding aviation record in safety, security, quality and efficiency in its all-encompassing economic role.
According to CAAZ Director-General, Dr Elijah Chingosho the regulator will enforce strict compliance of standards without fear or favour to enhance the development of the aviation industry.
Following the separation of CAAZ and Airports Company of Zimbabwe, our mandate is solely to regulate the industry so that we attain a commercially viable civil aviation industry that is founded on safety and security.
CAAZ was unbundled into two entities in 2020, a development that limited the authority’s mandate to regulatory functions, while the Airports Company of Zimbabwe (ACZ) was mandated with acquiring, establishing and managing airports in Zimbabwe.
Dr Chingosho highlighted Wednesday that they will be embarking on numerous education campaigns and one such will be on the use of drones, which is regulated by statutory instrument 217 of 2018.
In the spirit of global inclusivity, CAAZ will continue to issue licenses to legitimate aviation operators.
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