The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) was established by the Civil Aviation Authority Act, 2008(CAA Act, 2008) which mandates CAAB to promote aviation safety and security and ensure the regular and efficient use and development of Civil Aviation in Botswana. The Authority commenced full operations on 1st April 2009 as a statutory Corporation under the ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC). The Authority was established by the CA act of 2008 and continued under the CA act of 2011.
CAAB is responsible under the Act for regulation of air transport, providing air navigation services, managing airports and advising the government on all aspects of civil aviation. Most of these functions were formerly being handled by the former Department of Civil Aviation (DCA)