—(1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires —
“aircraft” means a subsonic jet aeroplane;
“Annex” means Volume I of Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation entitled “Environmental Protection” and any amendment thereto;
“noise certificate” means a certificate issued or validated or other document approved by the competent authority of a State to the effect that the aircraft to which the certificate or other document relates complies with the applicable noise certification requirements in force in that State.
(2) This Part shall apply to every aircraft landing or taking off in Singapore except an aircraft flying in accordance with “A Conditions” or “B Conditions” set out in the Second Schedule.
(3) An aircraft to which this Part applies shall not land or take off in Singapore unless —
there is in force in respect of that aircraft a noise certificate which is —
deemed to be issued by the chief executive officer under sub-paragraph (4);
issued or validated by the competent authority of the country in which the aircraft is registered, being a country which applies standards which in the opinion of the chief executive officer are substantially equivalent to the Annex; or
issued or validated in pursuance of the Annex by the competent authority of the State in which the aircraft is registered; and
all conditions subject to which the certificate was issued are complied with.
(4) Where the manufacturer of an aircraft that engages in air navigation has included in the flight manual for the aircraft a statement to the effect that the aircraft —
conforms with the relevant standards in respect of noise contained in the Annex; or
complies with the requirements of a Contracting State relating to the control of aircraft noise, the requirements of which in the opinion of the chief executive officer are substantially equivalent to the Annex,
there shall be deemed to have been issued under this sub-paragraph a noise certificate in relation to that aircraft.
(5) The Minister may exempt, either absolutely or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, any aircraft or person from all or any of the provisions of this Part.