Search Legislation

Civil Aviation Act 1971

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I The Civil Aviation Authority

    1. Constitution and functions

      1. 1.Constitution of the Authority

      2. 2.Functions of the Authority

    2. Regulation of performance by the Authority of its functions

      1. 3.General objectives, and guidance by the Secretary of State

      2. 4.Secretary of State's directions in national interest etc.

      3. 5.Special provisions as respects certain functions

    3. Financial provisions

      1. 6.General financial duties

      2. 7.The initial debt

      3. 8.Borrowing powers

      4. 9.Charges

      5. 10.Grants and loans by Secretary of State

      6. 11.Payments to Secretary of State

      7. 12.Guarantees

      8. 13.Accounts and audit

    4. Transfer and use of property etc.

      1. 14.Acquisition of land etc.

      2. 15.Compulsory purchase of land in Northern Ireland

      3. 16.Rights granted to the Authority over land to bind grantor's successors

      4. 17.Compensation in respect of planning decisions relating to safety of aerodromes etc.

    5. Supplemental

      1. 18.Application of enactments relating to statutory undertakers etc.

      2. 19.Supplementary provisions with respect to the functions of the Authority

      3. 20.Annual report

  3. PART II Regulation of Civil Aviation

    1. Regulation of carriage by air for reward

      1. 21.Restriction of unlicensed carriage by air for reward

      2. 22.Grant and refusal of air transport licences

      3. 23.Revocation, suspension and variation of air transport licences

      4. 24.Supplementary provisions relating to air transport licensing

      5. 25.Transitional provisions as to air service licences

    2. Regulation of provision of accommodation in aircraft

      1. 26.Regulation of provision of accommodation in aircraft

    3. Regulation of safety and navigation of aircraft and of noise from aircraft

      1. 27.Design, construction and maintenance of aircraft

      2. 28.Air navigation services

      3. 29.Regulation of noise and vibration from aircraft

    4. Operation of aerodromes by the Authority

      1. 30.Management etc.

      2. 31.Byelaws

      3. 32.Health control

    5. Provision of assistance and information

      1. 33.Provision by the Authority of assistance etc. for Secretary of State and others

      2. 34.Provision by the Authority of information etc. for Secretary of State

      3. 35.Provision by others of information for the Authority and Secretary of State

      4. 36.Disclosure of information

  4. PART III The British Airways Board

    1. Constitution

      1. 37.Constitution of the Board

    2. General functions of the Board

      1. 38.General powers

      2. 39.Reviews of organisation

      3. 40.Secretary of State's directions in the national interest etc.

    3. Provision of funds etc. for and by the Board

      1. 41.Borrowing by the Board

      2. 42.Government loans to the Board

      3. 43.Other government investment for the Board

      4. 44.Provision of funds for the corporations by the Board

      5. 45.Transitional provisions relating to investments etc.

      6. 46.Limit on borrowing and other investment

      7. 47.Stock

      8. 48.Guarantees

    4. Further financial provisions

      1. 49.Control of capital expenditure and of hiring of equipment

      2. 50.Control of return on net assets etc.

      3. 51.Expiration of ss.43 and 50 and consequential provision as respects investments and revenue

      4. 52.Reserves

      5. 53.Accounts and audit

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 54.Annual report

      2. 55.Provision by Board of information for Secretary of State

      3. 56.Participation of employees of Board etc. in pension schemes

      4. 57.Dissolution of the corporations

    6. Supplemental

      1. 58.Duty of Board and corporations to comply with directions

      2. 59.Group income and relief for tax purposes, and relief from transfer stamp duty

      3. 60.Interpretation of Part III

  5. PART IV Miscellaneous and general

    1. 61.Official secrets

    2. 62.Offences

    3. 63.Orders and regulations

    4. 64.Interpretation

    5. 65.Application of Act to Northern Ireland

    6. 66.Application of Act to certain overseas territories

    7. 67.Expenses

    8. 68.Transitional provisions and saving

    9. 69.Minor and consequential amendments of enactments, and repeals

    10. 70.Citation and commencement

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Additional provisions relating to constitution etc of Civil Aviation Authority

      1. Appointment and tenure of members

        1. 1.It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State—...

        2. 2.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a person...

        3. 3.A person may at any time resign his office as...

        4. 4.(1) If a member becomes or ceases to be the...

        5. 5.(1) If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a...

      2. Remuneration etc. of members

        1. 6.The Authority shall pay to each member such remuneration as...

        2. 7.(1) The Authority shall make such provision as may be...

        3. 8.Where a person ceases to be a member otherwise than...

      3. Proceedings

        1. 9.Subject to section 5 of this Act, the quorum of...

        2. 10.(1) A member who is in any way directly or...

        3. 11.The validity of any proceedings of the Authority shall not...

      4. Staff

        1. 12.(1) The Authority may appoint such officers and servants as...

        2. 13.(1) The Authority shall, in the case of such of...

        3. 14.(1) Notwithstanding anything in the last two preceding paragraphs, it...

        4. 15.It shall be the duty of the Authority, except so...

      5. Performance of functions

        1. 16.Subject to section 5(1) of this Act, the Authority may...

      6. Instruments and contracts

        1. 17.The fixing of the common seal of the Authority shall...

        2. 18.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

      7. Interpretation

        1. 19.In this Schedule "the chairman", "a deputy chairman" and "...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transfer of property, rights and liabilities to the Authority

      1. 1.(1) Subject to the following paragraphs of this Schedule, there...

      2. 2.(1) The preceding paragraph shall not apply to such property,...

      3. 3.(1) The Secretary of State may make a determination in...

      4. 4.A determination under paragraph 2 or 3 of this Schedule...

      5. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may issue a certificate stating...

      6. 6.The Secretary of State shall, before making a determination or...

      7. 7.(1) Any agreement and any provision in a document which...

      8. 8.(1) Nothing in section 12 of the Finance Act 1895...

      9. 9.For the purposes of the Capital Allowances Act 1968 (which...

      10. 10.(1) In this Schedule " the vesting date " means...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Land and rights over land

      1. PART I Acquisition of land by the Authority

        1. Entry for purposes of survey

          1. 1.(1) Where the Secretary of State has confirmed an order...

        2. Displacements from land

          1. 2.(1) Where the Authority has acquired land for purposes connected...

        3. Adjustment of functions of statutory undertakers

          1. 3.Schedule 4 to the said Act of 1949 (which provides...

      2. PART II Orders relating to control of land

        1. Creation of rights over land, and control over civil aerodromes

          1. 4.(1) In section 24 of the Civil Aviation Act 1949...

          2. 5.(1) In section 25 of the Act of 1949 references...

          3. 6.(1) For paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act...

        2. Control over land in interests of civil aviation

          1. 7.(1) In section 26 of the Act of 1949 references...

        3. Stopping up and diversion of highways

          1. 8.In section 28 of the Act of 1949 references to...

        4. Supplementary

          1. 9.(1) It shall be for the Authority, instead of the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Modifications of Schedules 5 and 6 to the Roads Act (Northern Ireland) 1948

      1. 1.For any reference in Schedule 5 to the Roads Act...

      2. 2.For any reference in Schedules 5 and 6 to the...

      3. 3.(1) Paragraph 2(2) of the said Schedule 5 shall be...

      4. 4.For any reference in the said Schedules 5 and 6...

      5. 5.(1) For the purposes of a vesting order in respect...

      6. 6.In paragraph 10 of the said Schedule 5, for the...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Application of enactments relating to statutory undertakers etc.

      1. 1.In section 61(1) of the Land Drainage Act 1930 (which...

      2. 2.(1) Subsection (3) of section 39 of the Public Heath...

      3. 3.The Authority shall be deemed to be public utility undertakers...

      4. 4.(1) Section 93 of Schedule 3 to the Water Act...

      5. 5.The Authority shall be deemed to be statutory undertakers and...

      6. 6.In the following enactments, that is to say—

      7. 7.In the following enactments, that is to say—

      8. 8.(1) Where an interest in land is held by the...

      9. 9.(1) Where an interest in land is held by the...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Additional provisions relating to Airworthiness Requirements Board

      1. Tenure of members

        1. 1.(1) A person shall hold and vacate office as a...

        2. 2.If the chairman ceases to be a member he shall...

      2. Procedure

        1. 3.The procedure of the board (including the quorum) shall be...

      3. Supplemental

        1. 4.It shall be the duty of the Authority—

        2. 5.In this Schedule— " the board" means the Airworthiness Requirements...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Byelaws

      1. 1.The byelaws shall be made under the common seal of...

      2. 2.At least one month before application for confirmation of the...

      3. 3.For at least one month before application for confirmation is...

      4. 4.The Authority shall, on application made by any person before...

      5. 5.The Secretary of State may confirm with or without modifications,...

      6. 6.A copy of the byelaws, when confirmed, shall be printed...

      7. 7.The production of a printed copy of a byelaw purporting...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Additional provisions relating to constitution etc of British Airways Board

      1. Appointment and tenure of members

        1. 1.It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State—...

        2. 2.Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a person...

        3. 3.A person may at any time resign his office as...

        4. 4.Where— (a) a member becomes or ceases to be the...

        5. 5.If the chairman or a deputy chairman ceases to be...

        6. 6.(1) If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a...

      2. Remuneration etc.

        1. 7.It shall be the duty of the Board to secure...

        2. 8.(1) The Board shall make such provision as may be...

        3. 9.Where a person ceases to be a member otherwise than...

      3. Proceedings

        1. 10.The quorum of the Board and the arrangements relating to...

        2. 11.(1) A member who is in any way directly or...

        3. 12.The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not...

      4. Instruments and contracts

        1. 13.The fixing of the common seal of the Board shall...

        2. 14.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

      5. Interpretation

        1. 15.In this Schedule, except where the context otherwise requires, "...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Transitional provisions

      1. 1.(1) Where a person enters the employment of the Authority...

      2. 2.(1) For the purpose of computing, for the purposes of...

      3. 3.(1) Where a person enters the employment of the Authority...

      4. 4.(1) For the purposes of paragraph 10(2) of Schedule 1...

      5. 5.(1) If, in the case of a hereditament vested in...

      6. 6.(1) If, in the case of lands and heritages vested...

      7. 7.(1) If, in the case of a hereditament vested in...

      8. 8.In relation to an application for an operator's licence under...

      9. 9.In this Schedule " the appointed day " means such...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Minor and consequential amendments of enactments

      1. The Ministry of Supply Act 1939

        1. 1.In section 19 of the Ministry of Supply Act 1939,...

      2. The Civil Aviation Act 1949

        1. 2.In section 55 of the Civil Aviation Act 1949 (which...

        2. 3.In paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 11 to that Act (which...

      3. The Public Records Act 1958

        1. 4.In the second column of Part I of the Table...

      4. The Civil Aviation (Licensing) Act 1960

        1. 5.In section 6(6) and (7) of the Civil Aviation (Licensing)...

      5. The Civil Aviation (Eurocontrol) Act 1962

        1. 6.(1) In section 4 of the Civil Aviation (Eurocontrol) Act...

        2. 7.In section 7(3)(a) of that Act (which relates to the...

        3. 8.In section 8(1) of that Act (which relates to interpretation),...

      6. The Airports Authority Act 1965

        1. 9.In section 9(3) of the Airports Authority Act 1965 (under...

        2. 10.In section 13(4) of that Act (which provides for the...

        3. 11.In section 15 of that Act (which provides for grants...

        4. 12.(1) In subsection (1) of section 18 of that Act...

      7. The Selective Employment Payments Act 1966

        1. 13.At the end of Part I of Schedule 1 to...

      8. The Selective Employment Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

        1. 14.In Schedule 1 to the Selective Employment Payments Act (Northern...

      9. The Industrial Development Act 1966

        1. 15.Schedule 2 to the Industrial Development Act 1966 (which specifies...

      10. The Air Corporations Act 1967

        1. 16.In the Air Corporations Act 1967, except sections 23, 24,...

        2. 17.In section 2(3) of that Act (which provides that the...

        3. 18.(1) In section 3 of that Act (which relates to...

        4. 19.(1) In section 7 of that Act (which relates to...

        5. 20.In subsection (7) of section 24 of that Act (which...

        6. 21.(1) In section 25 of that Act (which relates to...

        7. 22.(1) In section 28 of that Act (which relates to...

        8. 23.In section 35(1) of that Act (which relate to the...

        9. 24.(1) In Schedule 1 to that Act, in paragraph 7...

      11. The Hovercraft Act 1968

        1. 25.The enactments and instruments with respect to which provision may...

      12. The Civil Aviation Act 1968

        1. 26.In section 5 of the Civil Aviation Act 1968 (under...

        2. 27.In section 15(2)(a) of that Act (which adapts provisions amended...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Repeals

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources