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Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations

Commencement: 27 June 1988


Order 21 of 1988
Order 3 of 1991

To prescribe an air navigation charge for the use of air navigation, communications and air traffic control services.

1. Air navigation charge

(1) Unless otherwise exempted under regulation 2, all aircraft landing at aerodromes in Vanuatu shall be charged and shall pay in respect of the use of air navigation, communications and air traffic control services, a charge of VT20 per tonne or part thereof.

(2) The air navigation charge to be paid shall be calculated on the basis of the maximum all-up weight of the aircraft specified in its certificate of airworthiness.

2. Exemption

The following aircraft shall be exempt from the payment of the air navigation charge −

(a) any state aircraft (aircraft of military, customs and police services);

(b) any aircraft being used solely for diplomatic purposes;

(c) any aircraft carrying out a test or training flight;

(d) any aircraft engaged in flights of a humanitarian nature including search and rescue flights;

(e) any aircraft forced to land in an emergency.

3. Method of payment of charge

(1) The charge specified in regulation 1(1) shall become due immediately after the arrival of the aircraft and shall, subject to subregulation (2), be payable on behalf of the owner or charterer by the captain of the aircraft to an authorized officer of the Department of Civil Aviation at each airport.

(2) The charge may by prior arrangement be paid to the Department of Civil Aviation by the operator on a monthly basis in respect of use of air navigation, communications and air traffic control services by the operator during the previous month.

(3) Where the fees are not paid by the operator within 30 days of the due date the Government shall recover the amount due as a civil debt.

Table of Amendments

1(1) Amended by Order 3 of 1991

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