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Chapter 13:16

Civil Aviation Act

Act 7/1998, 22/2001 (s. 4).

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title and date of commencement.
  2. Application of Act and Chicago Convention.

PART II

ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OFCIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OFZIMBABWE

  1. Establishment of Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.
  2. Objects of Authority.
  3. Functions of Authority.
  4. Policy directions as to exercise of Authority’s functions.
  5. Execution of contracts and instruments of Authority.
  6. Reports, plans and programmes of Authority.

PART III

BOARDOFAUTHORITY

  1. Board of Authority.
  2. Disqualifications for appointment to Board.
  3. Terms and conditions of office of members.
  4. Vacation of office by members.
  5. Minister may require member to vacate his office or may suspend him.
  6. Dismissal of Board.
  7. Filling of vacancies on Board.
  8. Chairman and vice-chairman of Board.
  9. Meetings and procedure of Board.
  10. Committees of Board.
  11. Members of Board and committees to declare connection with companies and firms dealing with Authority.
  12. Remuneration and allowances of members of Board and committees.
  13. Minutes of proceedings of Board and committees.
  14. Validity of decisions and acts of Board and committees.

PART IV

STAFF OFAUTHORITY

  1. General Manager of Authority.
  2. Secretary of Authority.
  3. Other staff of Authority.

PART V

ISSUE OFSHARES AND SECURITIESBY AUTHORITY

  1. Authorized share capital of Authority.
  2. Allotment, issue and transfer of Authority’s shares.
  3. Liability of shareholders.
  4. Issue of other securities by Authority.

PART VI

FINANCIALPROVISIONS RELATING TO AUTHORITY

  1. Conduct of financial affairs of Authority.
  2. Funds of Authority.
  3. Payment of dividends.
  4. Investment of moneys not immediately required by Authority.
  5. Authority to make certain charges to revenue account.
  6. Establishment and operation of general reserve.
  7. Financial year of Authority.
  8. Accounts of Authority.
  9. Audit of Authority’s accounts.
  10. Powers of auditors.

PART VII

CIVIL AVIATION

  1. Authority to observe Chicago Convention and other international treaties.
  2. Control of aviation in Zimbabwe.
  3. Air navigation services.
  4. Safety standards.
  5. Aeronautical information services.
  6. Technical services.
  7. Meteorological services.

PART VIII

AIR OPERATORS’CERTIFICATION

  1. Interpretation in Part VIII.
  2. Air operator’s certificate required for operation of air service.
  3. Issue or refusal of air operator’s certificate.
  4. Form, content and duration of air operator’s certificate.
  5. Variation of air operator’s certificate.
  6. Cancellation of air operator’s certificate.
  7. No derogation from other laws re operation of air.

PART IX

INVESTIGATIONOFOCCURENCES

  1. Appointment and functions of Chief Inspector of Accidents and other inspectors.
  2. Powers of entry, inspection, etc.
  3. Authority to provide assistance to inspectors.
  4. Boards of inquiry into occurences and other matters.
  5. Obstruction of inspectors.

PART X

AERODROMES

  1. Interpretation in Part IX.
  2. Authority may establish and maintain aerodromes
  3. Acquisition of land for purposes of aerodromes.
  4. Controls over use of land and water in vicinity of aerodromes.
  5. Power to enter land and take materials for purposes of aerodromes.
  6. Reservation of aerodrome materials.
  7. Customs, immigration and health facilities at aerodromes.
  8. Security at aerodromes.
  9. Offences at aerodromes.

PART XI

GENERAL

  1. Effect of Chicago Convention.
  2. Liability for trespass or nuisance, and responsibility for damage.
  3. Conveyance of mail by air.
  4. Patent claims against aircraft not protected under Chicago Convention.
  5. Exemption from seizure of certain aircraft on patent claims.
  6. Detention of aircraft for certain offences.
  7. Restriction on use of “approved” in connection with flying schools.
  8. Dangerous flying.
  9. Territorial jurisdiction of courts.
  10. Exemption from regulations.

PARTXII

REPEALAND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

  1. Interpretation in Part XI.
  2. Repeal of Cap. 13:03 and savings.
  3. Transfer of certain assets, obligations, etc., of Government to Authority.
  4. Payment for assets transferred to Authority.

SCHEDULE

Powers of Authority.

AN ACT to establish the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and to provide for its functions; to provide for the appointment and functions of a board of the Authority; to make provision for the control, regulation and orderly development of aviation within Zimbabwe; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 1st January, 1999.]

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