6. Paragraph 67 of the principal Order is deleted and the following paragraphs substituted therefor:
—(1) No person shall operate an aerodrome in Singapore for the take-off and landing of aircraft engaged in flights for the purpose of public transport or instruction in flying unless he is the holder of an aerodrome certificate granted under this Order.
(2) An applicant for an aerodrome certificate shall submit —
an application in the form set out in the Manual of Aerodrome Standards; and
an aerodrome manual for the aerodrome for which the application is made.
(3) The aerodrome manual referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) shall contain —
information and instructions relating to the matters specified in the Eighteenth Schedule; and
such other information and instructions as may be necessary to enable the aerodrome operating staff to perform their duties.
(4) The Minister may grant an aerodrome certificate to an applicant if he is satisfied that —
the applicant is competent to operate and maintain his aerodrome properly, having regard to his previous conduct and experience, equipment, organisation, staffing, maintenance and other arrangements;
the aerodrome manual prepared for the applicant’s aerodrome and submitted with his application in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) contains accurate information and complies with the requirements specified in the Eighteenth Schedule;
the applicant’s aerodrome facilities, equipment and services comply with the standards specified in the Manual of Aerodrome Standards;
the applicant’s aerodrome operating procedures make satisfactory provision for the safety of aircraft; and
for the purpose of any application made on or after 24th November 2005, an acceptable safety management system is in place at the applicant’s aerodrome.
(5) If the Minister refuses to grant an aerodrome certificate to an applicant, the Minister shall, within 14 days of the refusal, give the applicant a written notice of the refusal, stating the reasons for the refusal.
(6) The Minister may grant an aerodrome certificate subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.
(7) If the Minister grants an aerodrome certificate subject to any condition —
the condition shall be set out in an endorsement on the aerodrome certificate or otherwise notified to the applicant in writing; and
the reasons for the condition shall be provided to the applicant in writing.
(8) The Minister may suspend or cancel an aerodrome certificate if there are reasonable grounds for believing that —
a condition to which the certificate is subject has been breached; or
the aerodrome facilities, equipment, operations or maintenance are not of the standard necessary in the interests of the safety of air navigation.
(9) Before suspending or cancelling an aerodrome certificate under sub-paragraph (8), the Minister shall —
give the aerodrome operator holding the certificate a notice which —
sets out the facts and circumstances that, in the opinion of the Minister, justify the suspension or cancellation of that certificate; and
invites the aerodrome operator to show cause, in writing, within a reasonable period stated in the notice, as to why that certificate should not be suspended or cancelled; and
take into account any reason that the aerodrome operator may give under sub-paragraph (a)(ii).
(10) A suspension or cancellation of an aerodrome certificate shall take effect from the date specified in the notice of suspension or cancellation.
(11) An aerodrome certificate shall remain in force until the date of its suspension or cancellation under sub-paragraph (10).
(12) An aerodrome certificate shall not be transferable and any purported transfer of any certificate shall be void.
—(1) An aerodrome operator shall —
produce an aerodrome manual for his aerodrome and provide the Minister with a copy thereof which is kept complete and current;
keep at least one complete and current copy of the aerodrome manual at the aerodrome and, if the aerodrome is not his principal place of business, keep another such copy of the aerodrome manual at his principal place of business;
make the copy of the aerodrome manual referred to in sub-paragraph (b) available for inspection by the Minister or any authorised person;
maintain the aerodrome manual and make such amendments as may be necessary to maintain the accuracy of the information in the aerodrome manual and to keep its contents up to date; and
make such amendments or additions to the aerodrome manual as the Minister may require for —
maintaining the accuracy of the aerodrome manual;
ensuring the safe and efficient operation of aircraft at the aerodrome; or
ensuring the safety of air navigation.
(2) An aerodrome operator shall —
make available to each member of the aerodrome operating staff a copy of the aerodrome manual or a copy of every part of the aerodrome manual which is relevant to the member’s duties and shall ensure that such copy is kept up to date; and
take all reasonable steps to ensure that each member of the aerodrome operating staff —
is aware of the contents of every part of the aerodrome manual which is relevant to his duties; and
undertakes his duties in conformity with the relevant provisions of the manual.
(3) In this paragraph, “aerodrome operating staff” means all persons, whether or not employed by the aerodrome operator, who in the course of their duties are —
concerned with ensuring that the aerodrome is safe for use by aircraft; or
required to have access to the aerodrome manoeuvring area or apron.
67B. The Minister may, in such manner as he thinks fit, publish a Manual of Aerodrome Standards containing such standards, recommended practices and guidance material on aerodromes as he may determine to be applicable in Singapore.
67C. An aerodrome operator —
shall comply with the applicable standards specified in the Manual of Aerodrome Standards; and
shall not at any time contravene, or cause or permit the contravention of, any condition of the aerodrome certificate.
—(1) An aerodrome operator shall employ an adequate number of qualified and skilled personnel to perform all critical activities for the operation and maintenance of his aerodrome.
(2) If the Minister or any other competent authority requires the competency of the personnel referred to in sub-paragraph (1) to be certified, the aerodrome operator shall, for the purposes of that sub-paragraph, employ only persons possessing such certification.
(3) An aerodrome operator shall implement programmes to upgrade the competency of the personnel referred to in sub-paragraph (1).
—(1) Subject to such directions that the Minister may issue, an aerodrome operator shall operate and maintain his aerodrome in accordance with the procedures set out in the aerodrome manual.
(2) An aerodrome operator shall ensure proper and efficient maintenance of the aerodrome facilities and equipment.
(3) An aerodrome operator shall, in respect of his aerodrome, ensure that —
appropriate air traffic services are available to ensure the safety of aircraft in the airspace associated with the aerodrome; and
aeronautical information services, meteorological services and provision of security and other services relating to safety are available.
67F. Every aerodrome operator shall, by 24th November 2005, establish and implement an operating safety management system that complies with the standards specified in the Manual of Aerodrome Standards at each of his aerodromes to which this Order applies.
—(1) The Minister or any authorised person may, before an aerodrome certificate is granted and subsequently at any other time, for the purpose of ensuring safety at an aerodrome —
inspect and carry out tests on the aerodrome facilities, equipment or services;
inspect the aerodrome operator’s documents and records; or
verify the aerodrome’s safety management system.
(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), an aerodrome operator shall, at the request of the Minister or any authorised person, allow access to any part of the aerodrome or any aerodrome facility, equipment, records and operator personnel.
(3) An aerodrome operator shall co-operate in facilitating the activities referred to in sub-paragraph (1).
—(1) An aerodrome operator shall review every Aeronautical Information Publication, AIP Supplement, AIP Amendment, Notice to Airmen, Pre-flight Information Bulletin and Aeronautical Information Circular issued by the Aeronautical Information Services on receipt thereof and shall, immediately after such review, notify the Aeronautical Information Services of any inaccurate information contained therein that pertains to his aerodrome.
(2) An aerodrome operator shall, in writing and within such period of time as may be specified by the Minister, notify the Aeronautical Information Services of any change to any aerodrome facility or equipment or the level of service at the aerodrome —
which has been planned in advance; and
which is likely to affect the accuracy of the information contained in any publication by the Aeronautical Information Services referred to in sub-paragraph (1),
before effecting the change.
(3) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), an aerodrome operator shall give the Aeronautical Information Services, and shall arrange for the air traffic control unit to receive, immediate notice detailing any of the following circumstances of which the aerodrome operator has knowledge:
in respect of obstacles, obstructions and hazards —
any projection by an object through an obstacle limitation surface relating to the aerodrome; and
the existence of any obstruction or hazardous condition affecting aviation safety at or near the aerodrome;
any change in the level of service at the aerodrome as set out in any publication by the Aeronautical Information Services referred to in sub-paragraph (1) or any variation (that has been accepted by the Minister) from the Manual of Aerodrome Standards;
closure of any part of the movement area of the aerodrome;
any significant change in any aerodrome facility or the physical layout of the aerodrome; and
any other condition that could affect aviation safety at the aerodrome and against which precautions are warranted.
(4) When it is not feasible for an aerodrome operator to arrange for the air traffic control unit to receive notice of any circumstance referred to in sub-paragraph (3), the aerodrome operator shall give immediate notice directly to the pilots who may be affected by that circumstance.
67I. An aerodrome operator shall inspect an aerodrome, as circumstances require, to ensure aviation safety —
as soon as practicable after any aircraft accident or incident within the meaning of these terms as defined in the Air Navigation (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Order 2003 (G.N. No. S 78/2003);
during and immediately after any period of construction or repair of any aerodrome facility or equipment that is critical to the safety of aircraft operation; and
at any other time when there are conditions at the aerodrome that could affect aviation safety.
—(1) An aerodrome operator shall remove from the aerodrome surface any vehicle or any other obstruction that is likely to be hazardous to aircraft operations.
(2) An aerodrome operator shall not permit any structure in any area within his control to exceed the obstacle limitation surface and shall take such reasonable measures within his power to prevent any other structure from so exceeding, except in the case of —
any frangible structure which, by virtue of its function, must be located on the runway strip;
any structure which is shielded in accordance with the Manual of Aerodrome Standards by an existing object; or
any structure which, after aeronautical study, is determined not to adversely affect the safety or significantly affect the regularity of operations of aircraft.
67K. When any low flying aircraft, at or near an aerodrome, or taxiing aircraft is likely to be hazardous to any person or vehicular traffic, the aerodrome operator shall —
post hazard warning notices on any public way that is adjacent to the manoeuvring area; or
if such a public way is not controlled by the aerodrome operator, inform the authority responsible for posting the notices on the public way that there is a hazard.
—(1) Where an aerodrome fails to comply with any standard specified in the Manual of Aerodrome Standards, the Minister may, after taking into consideration such aeronautical or other studies as he thinks fit, determine any condition or procedure necessary to ensure that the aerodrome attains a level of safety equivalent to that established by the standard.
(2) The aerodrome operator of an aerodrome referred to in sub-paragraph (1) shall ensure that the aerodrome complies with any condition or procedure determined by the Minister under that sub-paragraph.
(3) Any deviation of an aerodrome from any standard specified in the Manual of Aerodrome Standards shall be set out in an endorsement to the relevant aerodrome certificate.
—(1) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 84, the Minister may, after taking into account all safety-related aspects and operating circumstances, exempt, by notice in writing, any aerodrome operator from any provision of paragraphs 67 to 67L.
(2) Any exemption granted by the Minister under sub-paragraph (1) shall be subject to any condition or procedure specified by the Minister in the relevant aerodrome certificate as being necessary in the interest of safety.