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Sunday 16 June 2019

About The Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority (ESWACAA)

The Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority (ESWACAA) is a statutory body that was established by the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini through an Act of Parliament, the Civil Aviation Authority Act No.10 of 2009, and became operational on the 7th December 2009. The Civil Aviation Authority is an administrative and commercial body corporate mandated to provide, in an economically viable manner, air transport services and regulation of civil aviation activities in Eswatini; in accordance with international standards.

ESWACAA is led by a nine member Board of Directors, giving it a good balance of skilled people in the industry and leaders from broader spheres of the economy and society. On the Board seats the Director General, the only member of the Board with executive powers. He is the managing director of the Authority and presides over Executive Committee (senior management) meetings. As civil aviation is a very technical and heavily regulated global industry, it became necessary to establish an autonomous body that would focus on the growth and professional management of the industry and have the Minister of Transport as its political head.

ESWACAA manages all airports in the Kingdom of Eswatini, namely King Mswati III International Airport and Matsapha International Airport.

Through an eight point strategic plan, the Authority's focus has been on addressing the eight critical elements raised by an ICAO audit conducted in 2007 which audit resulted in a ban of Eswatini registered aircraft by the European Union. ESWACAA's immediate objective is to ensure that Eswatini complies with all laid down industry standards. The Authority is also busy with attracting air transport business into Eswatini for tourism, trade and investment.