By Davison Vandira
The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) 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.
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 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,” he said.
Dr Chingosho also highlighted 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, which many citizens are unaware of.
“We will ensure the efficient use of our airspace through effective management and this cascades down to the use of drones to prevent the occurrence of acts of unlawful interference with aeronautics.”
In the spirit of global inclusivity, CAAZ will continue to issue licenses to bona fide aviation operators.