Corporate Profile

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) was established on 24th October 2002 by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 with the primary functions towards; Regulation and oversight of Aviation Safety & Security; Economic regulation of Air Services and development of Civil Aviation; Provision of Air Navigation Services, and Training of Aviation personnel KCAA; as guided by the provisions of the convention on international civil aviation, related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Kenya Civil Aviation Act, 2013 and the civil aviation regulations.


To plan, develop, manage, regulate and operate a safe, economically sustainable and efficient civil aviation system in Kenya, in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act, 2013.

Vision Statement

A vibrant, safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation system.

Mission Statement

To manage, promote and develop a sustainable, safe and secure civil aviation system through effective oversight, economic regulation of air transport, provision of air navigation services and delivery of quality training.


To fulfill its mandate, pursue the Vision and accomplish its Mission, KCAA will be guided by its core values of:

ValueWhat it means to KCAA
ExcellenceWe commit to provide quality services through continual improvement and promotion of innovation to adapt to the dynamic aviation ecosystem. As a service industry, KCAA employees are the guarantors of a sustainable, effective and quality service delivery.
IntegrityWe shall select staff on basis of personal integrity, competence and suitability. In performing their duties, all staff shall demonstrate honesty, objectivity and impartiality in decision making ensuring that their decisions are not influenced by nepotism, favoritism or improper motives.
ResilienceWe shall endeavor to create a flexible, agile and adept organization that will proactively respond to changes in the environment to ensure business continuity.
ResponsivenessWe commit to meet and exceed the expectations of our stakeholders in managing and promoting the development of civil aviation system.
ProfessionalismWe commit to have qualified and competent personnel for effective and efficient performance thereby guaranteeing aviation safety, security and sustainability.

The Establishment of a vibrant and highly competitive civil aviation industry is critical for the development of any country. In recognition of the foregoing role, KCAA encourages investments from both domestic and international air operators. In so doing, KCAA is fully implementing Vision 2030 which aims to make Kenya a middle income country by the year 2030.