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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Section 16: Refusing to grant licence

83.Section 16 states the grounds on which the CAA may refuse to grant a licence and the process the CAA must follow should it decide to refuse to grant a licence, including a requirement to consider representations made about a proposal to refuse to grant a licence. The period allowed for making representations must be a period of at least 30 days beginning with the notice of the proposed refusal. The circumstances where the CAA may refuse a licence are stated in subsection (1). These include circumstances in which the application is made by a person whose licence for that airport area has previously been revoked in accordance with a relevant provision of a licence (see subsections (2) and (3)) (or by a person “connected to” that person, within the definition set out in section 71). Otherwise, they comprise circumstances where a licence is considered not to be required.

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