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2. In these Regulations–
“authorised person” means any person authorised by the Secretary of State under regulation 5(1); “the CAA” means the Civil Aviation Authority;
“competent authority” means an authority that is authorised to regulate civil aviation activities in a State;
“the Directive” means Council Directive 2004/36/CE(1);
“European Aviation Safety Agency” means the Agency established by Regulation (EC) No. 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and the Council of 15th July 2002 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency(2);
“international safety standards” has the same meaning as in Article 2(b) of the Directive;
“ramp inspection” means the inspection of an aircraft in accordance with these Regulations;
“ramp inspection report” means a report prepared pursuant to regulation 7(2)(c) setting out the findings of a ramp inspection;
“safety report” means a record of safety information retained by the Secretary of State in accordance with regulation 9(3);
“State aircraft” has the same meaning as in Article 3 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago 1944)(3);
“State of the operator” has the same meaning as in article 155 of the Air Navigation Order 2005; and
“third-country aircraft” has the same meaning as in Article 2(d) of the Directive.
OJ No L 143, 30.4.2004, p 76.
OJ No L 240, 7.9.2002, p 1
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