civil Aviation Regulation

General definitions 

In regulations made under the Act, unless the context otherwise requires; 

Accelerate-stop distance available means the length of the takeoff run available plus the length of any stop way: 

Accident means an occurrence that is associated with the operation of an aircraft and takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and such time as all such persons have disembarked and the engine or any propellers or rotors come to rest, being an occurrence in which;  

  1. A person is fatally or seriously injured as a result of; 
  1. Being in the aircraft; or 
  1. Direct contact with any part of the aircraft, including any part that has become detached from the aircraft; or 
  1. Direct exposure to jet blast; 

Except when the injuries are self-inflicted or inflicted by other persons, or when the injuries are to stowaways hiding outside the areas normally available to passengers and crew; or 

  1. The aircraft sustains damage or structural failure that; 
  1. Adversely affects the structural strength, performance, or flight characteristics of the aircraft; and 
  1. Would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected component; 

Except engine failure or damage that is limited to the engine, its cowlings, or accessories, or damage limited to propellers, wing tips, rotors, antennas, tyres, brakes, fairings, small dents, or puncture holes in the aircraft skin; or 

Aerodrome; (1) Means any defined area of land or water intended or designed to be used either wholly or partly for the landing, departure, and surface movement of aircraft; and (2) Includes any buildings, installations, and equipment on or adjacent to any such area used in connection with the aerodrome or its administration: Aerodrome control service means an air traffic control service provided for the control of aerodrome traffic: Aerodrome control tower means a unit established to provide ATC service to aerodrome traffic: Aerodrome flight information service means a service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights in the vicinity of an aerodrome: Aerodrome Frequency Response Unit means a ground based VHF radio, which on receipt of a modulated VHF transmission from an aircraft on the appropriate frequency, automatically transmits either a voice or a tone response to confirm the pilot’s radio frequency selection: Aerodrome operational area means; (1) The movement area at an aerodrome and its associated strips and Safety areas; and (2) Any ground installation or facility provided at an aerodrome for the safety of aircraft operations: Aerodrome traffic means; (1) Alt traffic in the maneuvering area of an aerodrome; and (2) all aircraft flying in the vicinity of an aerodrome: Aerodrome traffic circuit means the pattern flown by aircraft operating in the vicinity of an aerodrome: