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CERTIFICATION

1. Airworthiness Certification

An aircraft shall not fly in or over Botswana unless it has a current and valid certificate of airworthiness issued or rendered valid by the State in which the aircraft is registered. The CAAB is the Authority for issuance, validation or renewal of certificates of airworthiness and special flight permits for aircraft registered in Botswana.

2. Registration of civil aircraft

An aircraft shall not fly in or over Botswana unless it has a valid certificate of registration issued by the Authority or the appropriate authority of an ICAO Contracting State. No aircraft shall be registered or remain registered in Botswana while registered in any other country. The requirements for registration of aircraft in Botswana are set out in CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NATIONALITY AND REGISTRATION MARKS) REGULATIONS, 2012.

The procedure for registering an aircraft in Botswana is set out in AAC 006.

2.1. Type Acceptance Certificate

The type acceptance certificate (TAC) granted by the Authority in respect of an aircraft type design is a prerequisite for the issue of a certificate of airworthiness to aircraft registered in Botswana. The applicant shall provide evidence, to the satisfaction of the Authority, that the aircraft product type meets the applicable airworthiness design standards applicable at the date of type certification.

An application for the grant of a TAC shall be made to the Authority in writing, with payment of any appropriate fee, providing full details of the applicant, and full details of the aircraft and Type Certificate (TC) for which acceptance is sought.

2.2. 1.1.Certificate of Airworthiness

An aircraft that meets the requirements for certification shall not fly in or over Botswana unless it has a valid and current Certificate of Airworthiness (or equivalent document) issued by the State in which the aircraft is registered.

(a) Grant of certificate of airworthiness

An application for the grant of a certificate of airworthiness shall be made to the Authority on

CAAB Form AIR 113, in accordance with the procedure set out in AAC 007. Unless revoked, a certificate of airworthiness issued by the Authority shall be valid for a period of twelve (12) months.

(B) Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness

Once issued, and subject to the aircraft remaining airworthy to the satisfaction of the Authority, the certificate may be renewed on an annual basis following an inspection of the aircraft by the Authority and a duly approved maintenance organization.

An application for renewal of a certificate of airworthiness shall be made to the Authority at least four (4) weeks before expiry of the current certificate on CAAB Form AIR 113 as per the procedure set out in AAC 007.

2.3. Export Certificate of Airworthiness

The Export Certificate of Airworthiness is a document issued to facilitate the export of an aircraft onto the register of another State. Such a document provides confirmation of a recent satisfactory review of the airworthiness of an aircraft or other product but does not authorize it for flight.

The Authority may issue an Export Certificate of Airworthiness when satisfied that the product conforms to the standards prescribed in Regulation 14 of CIVIL AVIATION (AIRWORTHINESS) REGULATIONS, 2012.

The applicant for the issue of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness shall be the owner or authorized by the owner, and shall provide satisfactory evidence that the product conforms to a type design applicable to the State of Import and any other requirements set out in AAC 008.