Explanatory Notes

Civil Aviation Act 2012

2012 CHAPTER 19

19 December 2012


Part 1 – Airports

Chapter 1 – Regulation of Operators of Dominant Airports
Enforcement of licence conditions
Section 46: Use of powers under Competition Act 1998

153.Section 46 provides that the CAA must consider whether it would be more appropriate to proceed under the Competition Act 1998 before exercising its powers to give a contravention notice or an enforcement order, to give and confirm an urgent enforcement order, and to impose penalties for contravention of a licence condition or contravention of an enforcement order or confirmed urgent enforcement order. The CAA must not proceed to exercise these powers if it considers proceeding under the Competition Act 1998 to be more appropriate.