Air Navigation Bill

Bill No. 10/1966

Read the first time on 23rd February 1966.
An Act to provide for the control and regulation of aviation and to repeal the Air Navigation Ordinance (Chapter 109 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Air Navigation Act, 1966, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
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;
“the Chicago Convention” means the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed by the Government of the United Kingdom at Chicago on the 7th day of December, 1944;
“Constitution” means the Constitution for the time being in force in Singapore and includes the Constitution of Malaysia, in so far as it is in force in Singapore;
“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.