Aviation Regulation Act 2001

Interpretation.

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2.—(1) In this Act—

“Act of 1998” means Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act, 1998;

“airport” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1998;

“airport authority” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1998;

“airport charges” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1998;

“authorised officer” means a person appointed under section 42 to be an authorised officer;

“Commission” means Commission for Aviation Regulation established under section 5 ;

“commissioner” means a member of the Commission;

“Council Regulation (EEC) No. 95/93” means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 95/93 of 18 January 1993 1;

“deputy commissioner” means a member of the staff of the Commission appointed as a deputy member of the Commission under section 13 ;

F1 [ Dublin appointed day is to be construed in accordance with the State Airports Act 2004; ]

“establishment day” means the day appointed under section 3 to be the establishment day;

“functions” includes powers and duties, and references to the performance of functions include, as respects powers and duties, references to the exercise of the powers and the carrying out of the duties;

“local authority” has the meaning assigned to it by the Local Government Act, 1941 ;

“Minister” means Minister for Public Enterprise;

F2 [ ]

F3 [ Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 means Council Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 1 , establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights; ]

“superannuation benefits” means pensions, gratuities and other allowances payable on resignation, retirement or death;

“terminal services” has the meaning assigned to it by the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993 ;

“tour operator” and “travel agent” have the meanings assigned to them, respectively, in the Transport (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Act, 1982 ;

F4 [ trader has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 of the Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 . ]

(2) In this Act—

( a) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

( b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended,

( c) a reference to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act, and

( d) a reference to a statutory instrument shall be construed as a reference to that instrument as amended, adapted or extended by any subsequent statutory instrument.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Inserted (1.10.2004) by State Airports Act 2004 (32/2004), s. 24(a), S.I. No. 531 of 2004.

F2

Deleted (11.03.2019) by European Union (Package Travel And Linked Travel Arrangements) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 80 of 2019), reg. 24(a)(i).

F3

Inserted (4.04.2006) by Aviation Act 2006 (7/2006), s. 5(1)(a), commenced on enactment.

F4

Inserted (11.03.2019) by European Union (Package Travel And Linked Travel Arrangements) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 80 of 2019), reg. 24(a)(ii).

1 O.J. No. L14, 22.1.93, p.1

1 O.J. No. L46, 17.2.2004, p.1