Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act, 1998

Power to enter and inspect aircraft.

49.—(1) An authorised officer may enter an aircraft which is within an airport where he or she considers it necessary for the purpose of exercising any power conferred on him or her by or under this Act or the Act of 1988.

(2) Subsection (1) is without prejudice to section 40 (3).

(3) An authorised officer may—

(a) at any time require the operator or registered owner of the aircraft to produce for inspection by him or her such documents relating to the aircraft or passengers or goods on board the aircraft as he or she may require; or

(b) inspect the aircraft for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act or bye-laws made under this Act.

(4) If the operator or registered owner of the aircraft refuses or fails to comply with a requirement of an authorised officer under subsection (3) that person shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) This section shall not apply to aircraft engaged exclusively in the service of the State.