Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act, 1998

Airport bye-laws.

42.—(1) The company may make bye-laws in relation to a State airport.

(2) The Minister may make bye-laws in relation to an airport other than a State airport.

(3) Bye-laws under this section may be made for any one or more of the following purposes, that is to say—

(a) the securing of the safety of aircraft, vehicles and persons using an airport, and the prevention of danger to the public arising from the use or operation of an airport,

(b) the regulation of the use of an airport or part thereof by persons, including the admission of persons thereto and the exclusion of persons therefrom, and the preservation of order and good conduct in an airport,

(c) the regulation of vehicular traffic in an airport, in particular in relation to the driving and parking of vehicles and the imposition of fines, and the making of provision for the fixing of an immobilisation device to any vehicle which has been unlawfully parked in any place in an airport,

(d) the removal to a place inside or outside an airport of any vehicle, animal or other thing which is found in the airport in contravention of a bye-law, including the storing and disposal of such vehicles, animals or things,

(e) the definition of the duties of the pilot in command of any aircraft which is for the time being on the ground in an airport, or

(f) the proper management, operation, safety, security and supervision of an airport or part thereof.

(4) The company or the Minister, as the case may be, shall consult the Authority before making bye-laws which in whole or in part relate to, a purpose referred to in paragraph (e) of subsection (3), or the safety of aircraft.

(5) (a) A bye-law made under section 16 (as amended by section 26 of the Act of 1988) or 17 of the Act of 1950, that is in force immediately before the vesting day, shall continue in force as if made under this section and may be amended or revoked by bye-laws made under this section.

(b) References in a bye-law made under the said section 16 or 17 to an “authorised officer” or a “State aerodrome” shall be construed as references to an authorised officer, within the meaning of this Act, or a State airport, as the case may be.

(6) Bye-laws under this section shall be displayed at the airport, in respect of which the bye-laws are made, in such manner as the company (or where the bye-laws are made by the Minister, the Minister) considers best adapted for giving information to the public.

(7) A person who contravenes a provision of a bye-law made under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(8) A document which purports to be a copy of bye-laws made under this section, and which has endorsed thereon a certificate purporting to be signed by an officer of the company (or where the bye-laws are made by the Minister, an officer of the Minister authorised in that behalf) stating that the document is a true copy of the bye-laws and that the bye-laws were in force on a specified date, shall, without proof of the signature of such officer or that he or she was in fact such officer, be evidence, until the contrary is proved, in every court and in all legal proceedings, of the bye-laws and of the fact that they were in force on that date.