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The Air Navigation Order 2016

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Aeronautical radio station operator certificate of competence

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203.—(1) The CAA must grant an aeronautical radio station certificate of competence if it is satisfied that the applicant—

(a)is at least 18 years of age; and

(b)is qualified by having the knowledge, experience and skill to act in the capacity to which the certificate of competence relates.

(2) The applicant must supply such evidence and undergo such examinations and tests and undertake such courses of training as the CAA may require.

(3) An aeronautical radio station certificate of competence—

(a)remains in force, subject to article 253, for the period indicated in the certificate or if no period is indicated, for the lifetime of the holder; and

(b)may be renewed by the CAA from time to time, if it is satisfied that the applicant is qualified in accordance with paragraph (1).

(4) An aeronautical radio station operator certificate of competence does not authorise the holder to provide a service at an aerodrome unless the certificate has been endorsed by the person in charge of the aeronautical radio station at the aerodrome in accordance with paragraph (5).

(5) An endorsement is in accordance with this paragraph if it certifies that the person in charge of the aeronautical radio station at the aerodrome is satisfied that the holder of the certificate is familiar with the terms and conditions of the wireless telegraphy licence issued under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 for the aeronautical radio station and has been informed of any relevant operational information concerning the types of equipment and operating procedures for the station.

(6) Every holder of an aeronautical radio station operator certificate of competence must, on such occasions as the CAA may require, submit to such examinations and tests, supply such evidence of the holder’s knowledge, experience, competence and skill and undergo such courses of training as the CAA may require.

(7) Nothing in this Order obliges the CAA to accept an application for the issue, variation or renewal of an aeronautical radio station operator certificate of competence if the application is not supported by such reports from such persons approved under article 268 as the CAA may specify, either generally or in a particular case or class of cases.

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