:: OUR AIM
CAASA's aim is to serve, promote, watch over, advance and mutually
protect the interest of the General and Commercial Aviation industry,
and to act as a link between the industry and government, government
agencies and other public bodies within the Southern African region.
:: OUR PURPOSE
CAASA's purpose is two-fold. Firstly it represents the interests
of member companies and affliated Associations at local, national
and regional levels. We provide a platform for all members of
the commercial aviation industry to voice their concerns and participate
in the affairs of the sector.
CAASA's second function is to support and promote the growth
and well-being of a profitable general aviation industry in Southern
Africa. CAASA believes that growth is essential for the industry's
future welfare and to the future economy of the Southern African
region. General aviation provides services both to industry and
private individuals which are vitally important to the national
economies of Southern Africa. Our task is to ensure that General
Aviation's importance is fully understood and appreciated by the
public and, most importantly, by local and central government.
:: OUR CONSTITUTION
The CAASA is a trade association and through its Memorandum and
Articles of Association is governed by a Board made up of senior
executives from our member companies, to whom the chief executive,
CAASA staff and affiliates are responsible.
CAASA is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative
support services to its seven affiliated associations. Each affiliated
association has its own elected executive committee responsible
for managing the activities of the respective affiliated association.
These affiliated associations also provide a pool of expertise
to assist CAASA with advice on specialist technical issues. The
President of each affiliated association is represented on the
CAASA Board. By bringing together like minds from within the membership,
CAASA is able to draw on a wealth of knowledge, experience and
talent to tackle any negotiations with government, aviation service
providers or other stakeholder bodies. Consequently CAASA has
evolved as the respected and effective lobbying force on behalf
of Commercial and General Aviation.
The CAASA is an independent organisation which has steadily grown
in its representation of general aviation operators and traders
in Southern Africa. Members typically include non-scheduled operators,
companies operating business aircraft, aircraft maintenance organisations,
suppliers of aircraft and spares, aviation-related training organisations,
companies supplying or supporting the industry and other providers
in the general aviation sector. Non-members benefits from CAASA's
activities, but the funding of the Association should be shared
by the entire General Aviation industry, and not just a few who
do not recognize their responsibility to the common goal. Each
additional member strengthens the Association's bargaining power
and its ability to carry out its task.
In a nutshell, CAASA does the following for its members:
- CAASA sits on a wide range of committees & bodies to monitor
& influence legislation and policies
Campaigning - CAASA
attempts to change situations or introduce new procedures to the
benefit of the industry.
Monitoring - CAASA
monitors changes in legislation and in the marketplace.
Collectivism - CAASA
brings together people in the General Aviation industry.
Promotion - CAASA
supports a variety of aviation organisations.
Information - CAASA
keeps its members advised on the latest information through newsletters,
bulletins, progress reports, briefings on industry trends, new
legislation and industry news not normally found in the trade
Benefits - as a
member of CAASA you have inter alia free subscription to "World
Airnews", and many other benefits. Refer to the Join
CAASA section for further details on these benefits as well
as how to join CAASA.
Code of Ethics -
All members of the CAASA affiliated associations are required
to subscribe to a Code of Ethics that governs their business and
:: OUR POLICIES
The CAASA achieves its aims through the following policies:
1. It promotes, provides for and fosters co-operation between
its members and other organisations on matters of common concern.
2. It acts as a mouthpiece to express the general policy and views
of the General Aviation industry.
3. It provides advice and information to members on matters of
4. It enters into discussions and campaigns with government and
other authorities to obtain rights, privileges and concessions
for the General Aviation industry.
5. It assists with expert advice on business and aviation-related
:: MISSION STATEMENT
We, the members of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern
Africa and affiliate associations, through unity, are committed
to delivering a professional service, whilst displaying a spirit
of integrity, quality and co-operation.
Within the framework of the constitution of the Republic of South
Africa, we shall promote, manage and enhance the efficiency of
our business, coupled with a safety commitment to our client,
the general public and our employees.
We shall hold in sacred trust the rights and privileges conferred
upon us and pledge unyielding adherence to these precepts for
the commercial aviation industry.