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3.—(1) In these Regulations—
“the 1986 Act” means the Airports Act 1986(1);
“the 1994 Order” means the Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994(2);
“airport” means the aggregate of the land, buildings and works comprised in an aerodrome within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Act 1982(3);
“airport charges” means, in relation to an airport, charges levied on operators of aircraft in connection with the landing, parking or taking off of aircraft at the airport (including charges that are to any extent determined by reference to the number of passengers on board the aircraft) but excluding excepted charges (see paragraph (2));
“airport operator” means the person for the time being having the management of an airport or, in relation to a particular airport, the management of that airport;
“airport user” means, in relation to any airport, a person responsible for the carriage of passengers, mail or freight by air to or from the airport;
“the CAA” means the Civil Aviation Authority;
“Eurostat” means the statistical office of the European Union;
“operator”, in relation to an aircraft, means the person for the time being having management of the aircraft;
“a passenger movement” has the same meaning as in the Airport Charges Directive;
“regulated airport” has the meaning given in regulation 4;
“regulated airport operator” means a person for the time being having the management of a regulated airport or, in relation to a particular regulated airport, the management of that airport;
“year” means a calendar year.
(2) For the purposes of the definition of “airport charges”, excepted charges are —
(a)penalties payable by virtue of section 38C(5) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (breach of noise control scheme);
(b)penalties payable by virtue of section 78A(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (penalty schemes established by managers of aerodromes);
(c)charges payable for services provided for airport users as described in the Annex to Council Directive 96/67/EC of 15th October 1996 on access to the groundhandling market at Community airports(7);
(d)charges payable by virtue of section 73 of the Transport Act 2000(8) (charges for chargeable air services);
(e)charges referred to in Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5th July 2006 which are levied for the funding of assistance to disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility(9); and
(f)charges for en route and terminal air navigation services determined in accordance with Chapter III of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1794/2006 of 6th December 2006 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services(10), as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1191/2010 of 16th December 2010(11).
OJ L 70, 14.03.09, p.11.
Sections 38A to 38C were inserted by the Civil Aviation Act 2006 (c. 34), s. 4.
Section 78A was inserted by the Civil Aviation Act 2006, s. 3.
OJ L 272, 25.10.96, p. 36.
OJ L 204, 26.07.06, p. 1.
OJ L 341, 07.12.06, p. 3.
OJ L 333, 17.12.10, p. 6.
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