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Saturday 20 April 2019

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019: LESOTHO DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION STUDY TOUR AT ESWACAA

The Authority’s Director General, Mr Solomon Dube recently hosted delegates from the Lesotho Department of Civil Aviation. The delegates were on a two days study tour to the Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority (ESWACAA). Led by Mr. Motsoaole Lesupi, the Director of the Department of Civil Aviation, the Basotho delegation spent the first day with members of the Authority’s Executive Committee who gave an overview of the different Directorates within the Authority. The Committee members also shared the transition experience from being a department in government to a parastatal. On the second day the delegation went on a guided tour to the King Mswati III International Airport. The Lesotho Department of Civil Aviation is working towards being a semi-autonomous organisation hence study tour to ESWACAA.

Mr Lesupi sincerely thanked Mr Dube for availing himself to assist them and stated that there were lessons learnt which would be helpful as they embarked with the transition process.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019: MOVING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH OUR ISO CERTIFICATES

In 2014 ESWACAA embarked on a journey towards certification in three standards; ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 respectively. This goal was ultimately achieved in December 2016, wherein the Authority possibly became the first parastatal in Eswatini and the first Civil Aviation Authority in the world to attain certification in the three standards simultaneously, at first attempt.

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has since phased out the 2008 and 2004 editions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 respectively and has replaced them with the 2015 edition/ version. Furthermore; OHSAS 18001:2007 has also been replaced by ISO 45001:2018. These new standards/ management systems allow for easier integration; which in effect means that an entity implementing all three can do so in a streamlined, integrated and more concise manner. Due to the above developments; ESWACAA has taken it upon herself to implement and be   certified in the new standards. ESWACAA has a responsibility of ensuring that the needs of customers are met, whilst delivering a consistent level of quality and satisfaction. To the sky above! Let’s fly!

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