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Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment Act 2003

 

No. 83, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to aviation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Civil Aviation Act 1988                                  4

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Air Navigation Act 1920                                9

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Airports Act 1996                                            10

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Air Services Act 1995                                   11

 



 

 

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment Act 2003

No. 83, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to aviation, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 6 September 2003 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment Act 2003 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

2.  Schedule 1, item 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation, subject to subsection (3)

 

3.  Schedule 1, item 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation, subject to subsection (3)

 

4.  Schedule 1, item 3

At the same time as the provision covered by item 2 of this table

 

5.  Schedule 1, items 4 to 7

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

6.  Schedule 1, items 8 to 18

At the same time as the provision covered by item 2 of this table

 

7.  Schedule 1, items 19 to 23

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

8.  Schedule 2, item 1

At the same time as the provision covered by item 3 of this table

 

9.  Schedule 2, item 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

10.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

             (3)  If a provision covered by item 2 or 3 of the table does not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the date on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.



 

Schedule 1 Amendment of the Civil Aviation Act 1988

   

1  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

aeronautical product means any part or material that is, or is intended by its manufacturer to be, a part of or used in an aircraft, unless excluded by the regulations.

2  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Australian aircraft )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Australian aircraft means:

                     (a)  aircraft registered in Australia; and

                     (b)  aircraft in Australian territory, other than foreign registered aircraft and state aircraft.

Note:          Some references to Australian aircraft may be affected by the operation of section 4A.

3  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

maintenance means any task required to ensure, or that could affect, the continuing airworthiness of an aircraft or aeronautical product, including any one or combination of overhaul, repair, inspection, replacement of an aeronautical product, modification or defect rectification.

4  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of state aircraft )

Omit “, other than any aircraft that by virtue of registration under the regulations is an Australian aircraft”.

5  After paragraph 9(3)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  entering into 83 bis agreements on behalf of Australia;

6  Subsection 20AA(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Flying an unregistered aircraft

             (1)  A person must not fly an aircraft within Australian territory if:

                     (a)  the aircraft is not registered under the regulations; and

                     (b)  the aircraft is, under this Act or those regulations, required to be registered under those regulations.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an aircraft that is employed in private operations and that possesses the nationality of a Contracting State.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (1A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

7  Subsection 20AA(2)

Omit “subsection (1)”, substitute “subsection (1A)”.

8  Subsection 20AA(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Flying without a certificate of airworthiness

             (3)  An owner, operator, hirer (other than the Crown) or pilot of an Australian aircraft must not commence a flight in the aircraft, or permit a flight in the aircraft to commence, if:

                     (a)  there is no certificate of airworthiness under the regulations in force in respect of the aircraft; and

                     (b)  the regulations do not authorise the flight without the certificate.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

Flying without satisfying safety requirements

             (4)  An owner, operator, hirer (other than the Crown) or pilot of an Australian aircraft must not commence a flight in the aircraft, or permit a flight in the aircraft to commence, if one or more of the following apply:

                     (a)  there is outstanding a requirement imposed by or under the regulations in relation to the maintenance of the aircraft;

                     (b)  the aircraft will require maintenance before the flight can end;

                     (c)  there is a defect or damage that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or any person or property;

                     (d)  the aircraft is unsafe for flight.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

9  Subsection 20AB(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person must not carry out maintenance on:

                     (a)  an Australian aircraft; or

                     (b)  an aeronautical product in Australian territory; or

                     (c)  an aeronautical product for an Australian aircraft;

if the person is not permitted by or under the regulations to carry out that maintenance.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

10  Subsection 20AB(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  In this section, flight time has the same meaning as in the regulations.

11  Subsection 24(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A person must not tamper with:

                     (a)  an aircraft; or

                     (b)  an aeronautical product that is of such a type that tampering with it may endanger the safety of an aircraft or any person or property;

if tampering with it may endanger the safety of the aircraft or any person or property.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

12  Subsection 27AC(3) (definition of aircraft component )

Repeal the definition.

13  Subsection 27AC(3) (definition of aircraft material )

Repeal the definition.

14  Subsection 27AC(3) (paragraph (b) of the definition of inspection or test )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  any aeronautical product that is a part of, or that relates to, any aircraft covered by the application;

15  Subsection 28(3) (paragraph (c) of the definition of key personnel )

Omit “aircraft maintenance”, substitute “aircraft airworthiness and maintenance control”.

16  Subparagraph 28A(1)(d)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iii)  of the country or countries in which maintenance was carried out on the aircraft during that year, other than line maintenance; and

17  Subparagraph 28A(1)(g)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  the name and address of the person responsible for controlling the airworthiness and maintenance of the aircraft (whether or not the person is the applicant); and

                            (iii)  a separate signed statement from each of those persons that they understand their respective responsibilities under the regulations; and

18  Subsection 28A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  In this section:

line maintenance , in relation to an aircraft, means routine checks, inspections and malfunction rectifications performed en route and at base stations on the aircraft during transit, turn-around or night stops.

19  Subsection 32AHA(1)

Omit “An investigator may apply to a magistrate for”, substitute “A magistrate may, on application made by an investigator, make”.

20  Subsection 32AHA(1)

After “commenced”, insert “, or there is a reasonable likelihood that such proceedings will not commence,”.

21  Section 32AL

Omit “court of competent jurisdiction”, substitute “magistrate”.

22  Section 32AL

After “destroy”, insert “, or otherwise dispose of,”.

Note:       The heading to section 32AL is replaced by the heading “ Destruction or disposal of certain goods ”.

23  Section 32AL

Omit “the court”, substitute “the magistrate”.



 

Schedule 2 Amendment of the Air Navigation Act 1920

 

1   Subsection 3(1) (definition of Australian aircraft )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Australian aircraft means Australian aircraft within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 .

2  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of state aircraft )

Omit “, other than any aircraft that by virtue of registration under regulations made under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 is an Australian aircraft”.



 

Schedule 3 Amendment of the Airports Act 1996

   

1  Section 192

Repeal the section.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 27 March 2003

Senate on 11 August 2003 ]

 

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