Air Navigation Act

(Original Enactment: Act 11 of 1966)

(30th March 1987)
An Act to provide for the control and regulation of aviation.
[13th May 1966]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Air Navigation Act.
2.—(1)  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“aerodrome” means any area of land or water designed, equipped, set apart or commonly used for affording facilities for the landing and departure of aircraft;
“Authority” means the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore established under section 3 of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Act [Cap. 41];
“Chicago Convention” means the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed by the Government of the United Kingdom at Chicago on 7th December 1944;
“controlled area” means any area declared to be a controlled area under section 20;
“damage or loss” includes, in relation to a person, loss of life and personal injury;
“erection of a structure” includes an addition or alteration to an existing structure;
“goods” and “articles” include mails and animals;
“Government aerodrome” means an aerodrome under the control of the Government and a naval, military or air force aerodrome;
“land” includes land covered with water and any right in or over land;
“Singapore aircraft” means aircraft registered in Singapore;
“structure” includes any house, warehouse, office, shop, school and any other building whether permanent or temporary and whether used for the purpose of human habitation or otherwise, and also any wall, fence, platform, staging, gatepost, pillar, paling, frame, hoarding, bridge, cable, wire or any other artificial obstruction raised above ground level.
(2)  Any reference in this Act to any country or territory shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as including a reference to the territorial waters, if any, adjacent to that country or territory.