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  • Aviation Law

      • This branch of law deals with all legal issues affecting aircraft and airport operations, including aircraft navigation and maintenance, air traffic
        control safety, and pilot licensing requirements.

        The principal legislation and regulatory bodies which apply to and regulate aviation:

        • Principal legislation:
         The Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 and the Regulations, 2011 provides for the control and regulation of aviation within the Republic.

         The Carriage by Air Act 17 of 1946 gives effect to the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for
        International Carriage by Air, and for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air.

         The Air Services Licensing Act 60 of 1993 provides for the licensing and control of international air services.

         The Convention on the International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft Act 59 of 1993 provides for the
        application for the Convention on the international Recognition of Rights in Aircraft.

         The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment Act 4 of 2007.

         The Mortgage of Aircraft Regulations, 1997.

         The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Act, and Regulations 1976, provide for air and traffic navigation services.

        • Regulatory bodies:
         The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) promotes, regulates and enforces civil aviation safety and security.

         The Air Service Licensing Council is responsible for Regulating domestic air services, and the International Air
        Services Licensing Council is responsible for regulating international air services.

         The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Limited (ATNS) provides air traffic navigation services.
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