The Zambia Air Services Training Institute (ZASTI) was established in the year 1969 as a training provider for the local civil aviation industry. ZASTI runs such training programs to meet both national and international requirements, with close to four decades of experience in human resource development in aviation. ZASTI has come a long way from its initial role as a local training school for aviation personnel, to a reputable international training provider in civil aviation.
In 1998 the Technical Education, Vocational And Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Act no. 13 of 1998 was enacted, that provided for the establishment of a management Board in January 2000, and brought about management and financial autonomy at the Institution. To support the rapidly changing technologies and procedures in the aviation industry, ZASTI offers comprehensive range of innovative programs for both operational and middle management personnel. Prospective aviators are therefore assured of the right entry to this ever challenging, exciting and profitable industry.
Courses conducted by the institute meet both the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO’s) Standards and Rcommended Practices, through the Zambia Civil Aviation Authority, and the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) requirements. Course participants must attain a minimum standard of knowledge and skill in all the prescriibed modules. Participants are therefore required to score, per subject, a minimum of 70% pass in both theory examinations and practical assessments, to prove that they will be able to apply correct skills, techniques and procedures that would ensure safety and expedition in the aviation industry.
The Zambia Air Services Training Iinstitute is an associate member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS programme. The Institution’s examinations are conducted by the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) and the Zambia Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which also issues relevant Licences.
ZASTI has adopted the International standard that employs the process approach which incorporates the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle and risk based thinking. This Process approach enables the Institute to plan its processes and all it's interactions. The PDCA cycle enables the Institute to ensure that its processes are adequately resourced and managed and that opportunities for improvement are determined and acted upon.
"To provide quality aviation training and other Aviation services in order to contribute to safety and growth of the aviation industry."
"To become a Centre of Excellence in aviation training in Africa."
"Integrity, Safety, Excellence, Competence, Team work, Courtesy, Accountability, Time Management."