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1 2001

AVIATION REGULATION ACT, 2001

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Aviation Regulation Act, 2001.

Interpretation.

2. —(1) In this Act—

“Act of 1998” means Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act, 1998;

“airport” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1998;

“airport authority” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1998;

“airport charges” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1998;

“authorised officer” means a person appointed under section 42 to be an authorised officer;

“Commission” means Commission for Aviation Regulation established under section 5 ;

“commissioner” means a member of the Commission;

“Council Regulation (EEC) No. 95/93” means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 95/93 of 18 January 19931 ;

“deputy commissioner” means a member of the staff of the Commission appointed as a deputy member of the Commission under section 13 ;

“establishment day” means the day appointed under section 3 to be the establishment day;

“functions” includes powers and duties, and references to the performance of functions include, as respects powers and duties, references to the exercise of the powers and the carrying out of the duties;

“local authority” has the meaning assigned to it by the Local Government Act, 1941 ;

“Minister” means Minister for Public Enterprise;

“organiser” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 of the Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act, 1995 ;

“superannuation benefits” means pensions, gratuities and other allowances payable on resignation, retirement or death;

“terminal services” has the meaning assigned to it by the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993 ;

“tour operator” and “travel agent” have the meanings assigned to them, respectively, in the Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act, 1982 .

(2) In this Act—

(a) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

(b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended,

(c) a reference to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act, and

(d) a reference to a statutory instrument shall be construed as a reference to that instrument as amended, adapted or extended by any subsequent statutory instrument.

Establishment day.

3. —The Minister shall by order appoint a day to be the establishment day for the purposes of this Act.

Expenses of Minister.

4. —The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of monies provided by the Oireachtas.

1 O.J. No. L14, 22.1.93, p.1