South African Civil Aviation Authority

Government Body
Country/Territory: South Africa


The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a stand-alone government agency responsible for the promotion, regulation and enforcement of civil aviation safety and security regulations in South Africa. Areas of oversight include:

  • Airports: certification of airports and heli-ports, monitoring civil and electrical engineering matters including lighting, navigational aids, their repair and maintenance;
  • Airworthiness: concerned with ensuring that all: aircraft that fly in South African airspace are certified;
  • Certification: deals with all certification activities in relation to aircraft products and parts;
  • Personnel: examining, licensing and training of aviation personnel
  • Operations: monitoring information contained in the operations manuals of every operator to ensure compliance with legislation;
  • Airspace: provision of air traffic services;
  • Accidents and incidents investigation: carried out on behalf of Government;
  • Flight Inspection: calibrate radio navigational aids used by aircraft to ensure accuracy and reliability.

The Information Services division provides aeronautical information to the industry and also meets the information needs of the organization.

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