Airports (Regulations) Act


Airports (Regulations) Act

Act 11 of 1971

  • Commenced on 30 July 1971
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
[Act 11 of 1971; Act 13 of 1974; S.I. 95 of 1975; Act 23 of 1976; S.I. 3 of 2003]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Airports (Regulations) Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"airport" means any area of land designed, equipped, set apart or commonly used or intended to be used for affording facilities for the take-off and landing of aircraft (whether or not such area has been notified or licensed as an airport or aerodrome), and includes Seychelles International Airport;"approved plan" means the latest plan approved by the Minister under section 3, together with any amendment thereto which has been so approved;"Director" means the Director General of Civil Aviation.

3. Approved plans

(1)The Minister may approve a plan delineating the area and boundaries of any airport, and may, from time to time, approve a new plan in substitution therefor and any amendment to any such plan.
(2)The Minister’s approval of any plan or any amendment thereto shall be endorsed on the plan.
(3)A copy of every approved plan shall be kept in the office of the Director.

4. Regulations

(1)The Minister may, for the purpose of controlling the use of any airport, by regulation provide for—
(a)the preservation of order and property and the prevention of nuisances therein;
(b)the control within the airport of aircraft on the ground;
(c)the moving within the airport of aircraft on the ground;
(d)the control therein or exclusion therefrom of persons, vehicles, animals and articles;
(e)the moving within the airport of any vehicle, animal or article;
(f)the restriction of access by the public thereto, the days and times of admission thereto and the conditions subject to which admission is allowed;
(g)the control of the sale, advertisement or distribution of any goods, food or drink therein and the supply of any services therein;
(h)empowering the Director or any person authorised by him in writing for the purpose of this Act or any police officer to give such orders, either orally or in writing, or to do such acts as may be specified;
(i)the charging of a fee or service charge in respect of the use of the airport by any aircraft;
(j)the charging of a fee or service charge in respect of the use of the air navigation and other facilities provided at or by the airport;
(k)the collection and method of collection of any fee or service charge charged under these regulations;
(l)the arrest without a warrant by a Police officer of any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of the regulations.
(m)generally, for the purposes of this Act.
(2)Any regulations made under the Act may make different provision as respects different cases or classes of case and for different purposes of this Act, may impose conditions and make exceptions, may confer functions upon prescribed persons, and may contain such incidental or supplemental provisions as appear to the Minister to be expedient for the purpose of this Act.
(3)Any regulations made under the Act may provide that any person contravening or failing to comply with any provision of the regulations;shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two thousand rupees or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both such fine and imprisonment.

5. Proof of area and boundaries of airport

In any prosecution for an offence contrary to any regulation made under section 4, a copy of an approved plan certified by the Director to be a copy of such plan shall be conclusive proof of the area and boundaries of the airport, and a copy purporting to the certified by the Director shall be deemed, until the contrary is proved, to have been certified by him.
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History of this document

30 July 1971