Air Navigation and Transport (Indemnities) Act 2005


1.—(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

“aerodrome” has the same meaning as it has in the Irish Aviation Authority (Aerodromes and Visual Ground Aids) Order 2000 ( S.I. No. 334 of 2000 );

“airline licensed by the State” means an undertaking holding an authorisation under section 8 of the Air Navigation and Transport Act 1965 ;

“air navigation undertaking” means an airline licensed by the State, the Irish Aviation Authority, an aviation support company, the operator of an airport, the operator of an aerodrome licensed for public use by the Irish Aviation Authority, and a person referred to in section 10 (1)(b);

“airport” has the same meaning as it has in the Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 ;

“aviation security” has the same meaning as it has in Regulation (EC) No. 2320/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security1 ;

“aviation support company” means an undertaking providing—

(a) groundhandling services, or

(b) services involving the maintenance, repair or overhaul of aircraft,

(c) aviation security service;

“enactment” means a statute or an instrument made under a power conferred by a statute;

“groundhandling services” has the same meaning as it has in the European Communities (Access to the Groundhandling Market at Community Airports) Regulations, 1998 ( S.I. No. 505 of 1998 ) in respect of airports and has the same meaning in respect of aerodromes;

“Insurance Acts” means the Insurance Acts 1909 to 2000, regulations made under those Acts and regulations relating to insurance made under the European Communities Act 1972 ;

“Minister” means the Minister for Transport;

“Ministerial indemnity” has the meaning assigned by section 3 (1); and

“specified risks” means risks specified by the Minister in an indemnity granted or renewed pursuant to this Act.

(2) In this Act a reference to an order includes a reference to a continuing order.

(3) A reference in this Act to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraphs of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.

(4) A reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or adapted by or under any subsequent enactment.

1O.J. No. L355, 30.12.2002, p.1