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Civil Aviation Aerodromes Regulations 2007 (Statutory Instrument 157 of 2007)

Statutory Instrument 157 of 2007.

Civil Aviation Aerodromes Regulations 2007

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

PART I

PRELIMINARY

PART II

USE AND CLASSIFICATION OF AERODROMES

  1. Requirement to use authorised aerodromes.
  2. Notification of authorised aerodrome.
  3. Restrictions on use of aerodrome.
  4. Use of military aerodrome for commercial purposes.
  5. Classification of aerodromes.

PART III

CERTIFICATION OFAERODROMES

  1. Requirement for a certificate.
  2. Application for a certificate.
  3. Aerodrome manual.
  4. Safety Management System (SMS).
  5. Grant of an aerodrome certificate.
  6. Duration of certificate.
  7. Amendment of Certificate.
  8. Revocation of Certificate.
  9. Transfer of Certificate.
  10. Interim aerodrome certificate.
  11. Surrender of certificate.

PART IV

REGISTRATION OF AERODROME

  1. Requirement for registration.
  2. Application for registration.
  3. Grant of registration certificate.
  4. Duration of registration certificate.
  5. Amendment of registration certificate.
  6. Withdrawal of registration certificate.
  7. Transfer of registration certificate.
  8. Surrender of registration certificate.

PART V

SAFEGUARDING OF AERODROME

  1. Duration of a proposed aerodrome.
  2. Obstacle limitation surfaces.
  3. Obstacle restriction.
  4. Aerodrome obstacle charts.
  5. Lighting and marking of structures.
  6. Lights and beacons.

PART VI

NOTIFICATION OF AERODROME INFORMATION FORAERONAUTICAL INFORMATION PUBLICATION(ALP) 34. Type of information for AIP.

PART VII

AERODROME OPERATIONS

  1. Personnel requirements.
  2. Rescue and fire fighting.
  3. Wildlife management.
  4. Notification of aerodrome information.
  5. Works on aerodrome.
  6. Aerodrome inspection programme.
  7. Demarcation and control of restricted areas.
  8. Access of vehicles, to movement area.
  9. Protectionof navigation aids.
  10. Handling of hazardous substances.
  11. Abandoned or unmaintained aerodrome.

PART VIII

GENERALOBLIGATIONS OF AERODROME OPERATOR 47. Obligations of aerodrome operator.

PART IX

POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE AUTHORITY 48. Powers and duties of theAuthority.

PART X

TETHEREDBALLONS 49.         Erection of tethered ballons.

PART XI

AERODROME OFFENCES

  1. Restricted areas.

PART XII

REPEALS 55. Repeal.

SCHEDULE

Forms and fees.

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Transport and Communications has, in terms of section 79 of the Civil Aviation Act [Chapter 13:06], made the following regulations:—

PART I

PRELIMINARY

  1. Title

These regulations may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Aerodromes) Regulations, 2007.

2.   Interpretation

In these regulations—

“aerodrome” means a defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft;

“aerodrome category” means aerodrome category established in terms of Part II of these regulations;

“aerodrome certificate” means a certificate issued by the Authority in terms of Part III for the operation of an aerodrome;

“aerodrome manual” means a document containing information on operation of an aerodrome;

“aerodrome operator” means a person who has been granted an aerodrome certificate and registered in terms of these regulations; -

“aerodrome standards manual” means the document published by the Authority through which national aerodrome standards are established for the guidance of aerodrome operators.

“Authority” means the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe established in terms of section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act [Chapter13:06];

“Director” means the Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe;

“movement area” means that part of an aerodrome used for the take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft, consisting of the maneuvering area and the apron;

“obstacle” means any fixed (whether temporary or permanent) or mobile objects, or parts thereof, that are located on an area intended for the surface movement of aircraft or that extend above a defined surface intended to protect aircraft in flight;

“obstacle limitation surface” means the lower limit of the aerodrome airspace above which objects become obstacles to aircraft operations;

“safety management system” includes the organizational structure, responsibilities, procedures, processes and provisions for the implementation of aerodrome safety policies by an aerodrome operator, which provides for control of safety at, and the safe use of, the aerodrome.

PART II

USE AND CLASSIFICATION OFAERODROMES

                                                                            3.   Requirement to use authorised aerodromes

  • No person in command of an aircraft shall use, as a place of landing or take-off, any place other than an aerodrome certified in terms of Part Ill or registered in terms of Part IV:

Provided that this prohibition shall not apply in respect of the use of agricultural or construction landing-grounds.

  • No person in command of an aircraft carrying passengers for hire or reward shall use, as a place of landing or take-off, any place other than a certified aerodrome classified under Category I,11 or III:

Provided that the Authority may grant exemption from this requirement on such terms and conditions as the Authority deem fit.

  • A person in control of any aerodrome other than an aerodrome mentioned in subsection (2) shall not permit that aerodrome to be used—
  • in contravention of that subsection; or
  • by night by an aircraft not carrying passengers for hire or reward unless lights are provided and approved by the Director.

(4) The provisions of subsections (1), (2) and(3) shall not apply to—

  • an emergency landing and the next subsequent take-off; or
  • glider operations under arrangements made by a flying club and carrying a member of that club; or (c) a landing or take-off by helicopter.

                                                                                4.   Notification of authorised aerodrome

The Authority shall notify the public about the aerodrome authorised for use, indicating the category of each such aerodrome, and any conditions or limitations in respect of the use thereof.

                                                                                   5.   Restrictions on use of aerodrome

  • The authority shall notify the public from time to time the aerodrome not available for use by a particular type or class of aircraft during a specified period of time. Such aerodrome may only be used in an emergency.
  • If an aerodrome has been restricted or declared not available for use in terms of subsection (1), no person in command of an aircraft of such type or class restricted shall use that aerodrome as a place of landing or take-off unless in an emergency.
  1. Use of military aerodrome for commercial purposes A military aerodrome may be used for civilian purposes:

Provided that there is prior approval in writing of the Defence and Civil Aviation authorities.

                                                                                      7.   Classification of aerodromes

(1) The Authority may classify an aerodrome as follows—

  • Category I: The characteristics of Category I aerodrome include the following—
    • its runway design characteristics meet the operational requirements of the most common international commercial aircraft;
    • the air navigation aids system includes an ILS and NDBs, approach lights, airfield lights, PAPIs and

VOR DME;

  • its terminal services include an air traffic control service, appropriate category of rescue and fire service and adequate security measures; and (iv) is open to public use.
  • Category II: The characteristics of Category II aerodrome include the following—
    • its runway design characteristics meet the operational requirements of the most common domestic commercial aircraft; -
    • the air navigation aids system includes an ILS and NDBs, approach lights, airfield lights, PAPIs and

VOR DME;

  • its terminal services include an air traffic control service, appropriate category of rescue and fire service and adequate security measures; and (iv) is open to public use.
  • Category III: The characteristics of Category III aerodrome include the following—
    • its runway design characteristics meet the operational requirements of the aircraft intended for the aerodrome;
    • navigational aids including at least a name circle and wind sock;
    • fire equipment, at least 2 x 9 litre form extinguishers and 2 x 9 kg dry chemical powder fire

extinguishers;

  • it is for private use only.
  • Aerodromes in categories I and II and III shall be certified in terms of Part III.
  • Aerodromes in category III shall be registered in terms of Part IV. PART III

CERTIFICATION OFAERODROMES

                                                                                      8.   Requirement for a certificate

No person may operate an aerodrome in Zimbabwe intended for commercial use and classified as Category I, II or III without an aerodrome certificate.

                                                                                       9.   Application for a certificate

  • An applicant shall apply to the Authority for a certificate to operate an aerodrome and the applicant shall furnish the Authority with such particulars as the Authority may require.
  • The application fee shall be as specified in the Schedule.

10. Aerodrome manual

(1) Each registered aerodrome operator must keep an aerodrome manual approved by the Authority which shall give technical guidance to the design, equipment, operation and maintenance of a particular aerodrome.

11. Safety Management System (SMS)

  • An applicant for an aerodrome certificate shall submit documents describing the aerodrome’s Safety Management System (SMS).
  • The SMS shall contain information which include the following elements—
  • safety policy;
  • strategic plan;
  • organization plan;
  • implementation plan;
  • internal audit;
  • staff training;
  • documentation; (h) enforcement.

12. Grant of an aerodrome certificate

  • The Authority may approve the application and grant an aerodrome certificate to the applicant.
  • Before granting an aerodrome certificate, the Authority must be satisfied that the aerodrome manual approved in terms of section 10—
  • accurately describes the aerodrome site, facilities, services, equipment, operating procedures;
  • conforms to specified standards and practices;
  • offers a safer environment for the operation of aircraft it is intended for;
  • offers a description of and procedures for maintaining the marking and lighting system;
  • offers a description of the facilities, equipment, personnel and procedures for meeting the rescue and fire fighting requirements;
  • offers procedure for maintaining the traffic and wind direction; (g) offers procedure for controlling ground vehicles;
  • has acceptable Safety Management System(SMS).
  • conforms to any other items which the Authority finds necessary in the public interest.

13. Duration of certificate

An aerodrome certificate shall remain in force until it is surrendered by the operator or is suspended or revoked by the Authority.

14. Amendment of certificate

An aerodrome certificate may be amended, subject to the approval of the Authority to reflect change of ownership or management, boundaries, use or operation of the aerodrome.

15. Revocation of certificate

An aerodrome certificate may be withdrawn by the Authority if the conditions for its issuance have been breached.

  1. Transfer of certificate

An aerodrome operator shall not transfer an aerodrome certificate without authorisation from the Authority.

17. Interim aerodrome certificate

The Authority may issue an interim aerodrome certificate to the applicant if the Authority—

  • is satisfied that an aerodrome certificate will be issued as soon as the application procedure has been completed;
  • the grant of the aerodrome certificate is in the public interest; (c) is satisfied that the grant is not detrimental to aviation safety.

18. Surrender of certificate

The aerodrome operator shall give the Authority not less than 30 days’ written notice of the date on which the certificate is to be surrendered in order that the Authority makes necessary arrangements.

PART IV

REGISTRATION OF AERODROME

  1. Requirement for registration

No person shall operate a Category IV aerodrome without being registered.

20. Application for registration certificate

An applicant shall apply for registration certificate for a Category IV aerodrome in Form AR/14 set out in the Schedule and the application shall be accompanied by the appropriate application and registration fees.

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