Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1965

Authorisation to operate air services.

8.—(1) The Minister may, in his absolute discretion, grant or refuse to grant an authorisation to any person entitling the person to operate an air service to, from, within or over the territory of the State.

(2) An authorisation under this section may contain such provisions and conditions as the Minister thinks appropriate.

(3) The Minister may, whenever he so thinks fit, amend or revoke a provision or condition of an authorisation under this section.

(4) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, an authorisation under this section shall remain in force for such period as the Minister thinks fit and specifies in the authorisation.

(5) Upon breach of, or failure, neglect or omission to comply with, a provision or condition contained in an authorisation under this section, the Minister may revoke the authorisation.

(6) (a) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this section.

(b) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a) of this subsection, regulations under this subsection may prescribe forms of authorisations under this section, forms of application for such authorisations, the information to be furnished to the Minister by applicants for such authorisations, and (with the consent of the Minister for Finance) provide for the payment of fees on the grant of such authorisations and (with the consent aforesaid) prescribe the amount of the fees (including different amounts in respect of authorisations in relation to different air services and in relation to air services previously the subject of authorisations under this section).

(7) A certificate purporting to be signed by an officer of the Minister and to certify that on a specified day or days or during the whole of a specified period an authorisation under this section was not in force in respect of a specified air service shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that he was an officer of the Minister, be evidence until the contrary is proved of such of the matters aforesaid as are purported to be certified in and by the certificate.