About us

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana Welcomes You!

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  and commenced full operations as an autonomous regulator on 1st 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 The continued existence of CAAB was provided for by the Civil Aviation Act, 2011 which repealed the previous Act establishing the Authority.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.

Our Mission

To  effectively and efficiently regulate and promote a safe, secure and sustainable aviation  industry in line with international standards and norms.

Our Vision

To be a world class provider of safe, secure and sustainable aviation services.

  • Safety: To enhance safety in the Botswana Civil Aviation system
  • Security: To enhance the Civil Aviation security system in Botswana
  • Efficiency: To enhance the efficiency of the Civil Aviation system in Botswana
  • Sustainability: To maintain sustainable development and operational continuity of aviation operations in Botswana
  • Environmental Protection: To minimise any adverse impact on the environment for aviation activities
  • Rule of Law: To enact and/or promulgate legal instruments as they become necessary
  • Inspection of Aircraft
  • Issuance and renewal or variation of Personnel Licenses
  • Aircraft Landing
  • Aircraft Parking
  • Air Navigation and Communication
  • Fuel Handling
  • Passenger Services
  • Air Operators Certificates
  • Approval of Aircraft Maintenance
  • Noise and Environment Pollution
  • Air Transport Licenses
  • Aviation Traffic Handling
  • Aircraft Handling
  • Use or Rental of any CAAB asset
  • Any other services related to the operation of aerodromes

Strategic Partners

Quick Facts

CAAB plays an important role with regard to supporting tourism, which is one of Botswana’s key industry sectors.

CAAB Corporate Strategy

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