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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Revocation of licence
Section 48: Revocation of licence

155.Section 48 provides that the CAA may, by notice, revoke a licence in the circumstances specified in the licence (in accordance with section 17). Before revoking a licence the CAA must notify the licence holder that it intends to revoke the licence, giving its reasons and allowing the licence holder to make representations. The CAA must allow a period of at least 30 days from notification before it gives notice revoking a licence, unless the licence holder agrees otherwise. The period may be extended once for up to 30 days. The CAA may withdraw a notice revoking a licence, giving its reasons for doing so. The notice of revocation, extension or withdrawal must be published as soon as practicable after it has been given and a copy must be sent to appropriate industry representatives.

Section 49: Appeals against revocation of licence and Schedule 4: Appeals against revocation of licence

156.Section 49 gives effect to Schedule 4 which provides for appeals against a decision to give a notice revoking a licence and a decision to give a further notice withdrawing a licence revocation notice, except where such a notice was given in accordance with a direction given by the Competition Appeal Tribunal. An appeal may also be made against a decision as to the day on which revocation takes effect. The making of an appeal suspends the effect of the notice and extends the period specified in the notice until the appeal is decided or withdrawn. A further appeal may be made on a point of law arising from a decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

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