Gaborone, 24 October 2022: A team of Audit experts consisting of local regulators, two South African Civil Aviation Authority inspectors, complemented by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on an observer status, commenced the 10-day audit of the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA).
The audit would lead to the certification of the Airport in fulfillment of the ICAO requirements for all airports serving international travel.
Certification will provide airport and aircraft operators with documented proof that the aerodrome they operate in, or use is safe and secure. Additionally, it will act as an important risk management tool to ensure continued safety regularity and efficiency of aircraft Operations at Aerodromes.
Speaking at the start of the audit, CAAB Chief Executive Officer, Dr Bao Mosinyi made emphasize that “although CAAB is responsible for both regulating and managing the airports, the two mandates are structurally and functionally independent”. He added that, “mandates should not breach conflict of interest, and that the certification process be carried out in a fair and transparent manner”