Grand Bahama International Airport Rules

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Published: 1967-01-26

Grand Bahama International Airport Rules
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GRAND BAHAMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RULES

(SECTION 13A)
[Commencement 26th January, 1967]

1. These Rules may be cited as the Grand Bahama
International Airport Rules.

2. The purpose of these Rules is to provide for the
safety of life and property on the Grand Bahama
International Airport, to provide for the protection of
public and private property within the boundaries of the
Airport and for the general administration of the Airport.

3. The following terms as used in these Rules shall
have the following meanings:

“aircraft” means any named manned device capable
of control by borne personnel, whether heavier-
than-air or lighter-than-air, and navigable
through air space, except an escape device;

“Airport” means the Grand Bahama International
Airport;

“Airport Police” means Supernumerary Police Offi-
cers who are also members of the Grand Baha-
man Port Authority Security Division;

“Authority” or “Airport Authority” or “Airport
Company” means the Grand Bahama Airport
Company Limited, its President or his duly
appointed representative;

“Manager” means the Airport Manager or other
Airport Company official in charge of the air
terminal or his duly authorised representative;

“Vehicle” means automobiles, trucks, buses motor
cycles, bicycles, push carts and any other device
in, upon or by which any person or property is
or may be transported, carried or drawn upon
land, except railroad rolling equipment or other
devices running only on stationary rails or
tracks, and except aircraft.

4. (1) These Rules shall apply to all persons on any
part of the Airport Authority property.

S.I. 38/2000.
S.I. 7/1967
S.I. 38/2000

Title.
S.I. 38/2000.

Purpose.

S.I. 38/2000.

Interpretation.

S.I. 38/2000.

Application of
Rules and
restricted areas.

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(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter
except with the written permission of the Airport Authority
upon any of those areas of the Airport designed by Notice
Boards erected by the Airport Authority and bearing
wording “RESTRICTED AREA”.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter any
area set aside for the use of the Airport Authority, Her
Majesty’s Customs, Her Majesty’s Immigration, private
offices in the Terminal Building, Landing Field, Runways,
Taxiways, Apron Areas or the loading Aprons of the
Airport except for —

(a) persons assigned to duty or having official
business therein;

(b) passengers under appropriate supervision cross-
ing the apron area when entering or leaving
aircraft; and

(c) persons authorised by the Airport Authority and
being in possession of a pass issued by the
Airport Authority:

Provided that such pass must be endorsed by the
Comptroller of Customs in order to authorise the holder to
enter any such area for the purpose of meeting any aircraft
arriving from outside The Bahamas or any persons aboard
any such aircraft.

(4) No person shall obstruct passengers leaving the
Customs inspection room by standing in or near any of the
exit doors.

5. (1) No person shall solicit business for any
purpose on the Airport without the prior written permission
of the Airport Authority.

(2) No person shall engage in any business activity
within the Airport boundary except with the written
permission of the Airport Authority and under such terms
and conditions as may be prescribed by the Airport
Authority.

6. (1) No person shall within the boundary of the
Airport solicit or attempt to solicit or invite or induce
persons to ride in any taxi cab or any other vehicle used for
the purpose of carrying passengers or baggage or both for
hire.

Soliciting or
carrying on
business.

Taxi cabs and
other vehicles.

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(2) No person shall operate any taxi cab or other
vehicle carrying passengers, baggage or both for hire from
within the Airport boundaries unless that person is the
holder of a permit issued by the Airport Authority. This
permit shall be in the form of a windshield sticker and shall
be displayed on the windshield of the said vehicle. This
permit may be withdrawn at any time.

(3) No vehicle owned or operated by or on behalf of
any hotel or club or any establishment providing
accommodation for guests shall be used for the purpose of
picking up or setting down passengers at the Airport unless
the owners or operators of the vehicle first obtain the
written permission of the Airport Authority.

(4) All vehicles operating immediately adjacent to
or on runways, taxiways and ramps shall obtain prior
permission from the Control Tower and shall observe the
Control Tower’s instructions given by either Aldis light or
radio signals during the time that such vehicles are adjacent
to or on runways and ramps. All vehicles being operated on
aircraft runways, taxiways and ramps may be required to
be equipped with functioning two-way radio.

(5) All vehicles used on aircraft parking ramps shall
be fitted with flame arrestors.

(6) All vehicles shall be operated with the rights and
safety of others in mind and in direct accordance with
posted traffic signs or markers and in accordance with the
Airport Police instructions.

(7) Drivers of all vehicles within the Airport
boundaries shall obey the instructions of the Airport Police.

7. (1) All vehicles parked or abandoned on the
Airport contrary to posted signs shall be subject to removal
by the Airport Authority at the owners’ expense and with
no liability for damage to the said vehicle incurred in
moving the said vehicle against the Airport Authority.

(2) No vehicle shall be driven in excess of 15 miles
per hour within the Airport boundaries.

(3) No person shall park a motor vehicle or any
other contrivance on the Airport other than in the areas
provided for parking. Loading and unloading shall take
place only in areas designated for those purposes.

Parking and
abandoned
vehicles.

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(4) Drivers of taxi cabs waiting in line shall be
responsible for the moving of such vehicles if required to
do so by the Airport Authority and shall be available at all
times when the taxi cabs for which they are responsible are
required for service.

(5) All mobile ramp equipment such as baggage
trucks, tugs, air conditioning units. service trucks and any
other power units shall be parked in a neat and orderly
fashion at such places as are designated by the Airport
Authority.

8. Any person involved in an accident on the
Airport shall make a full report to the Airport Police as
soon as possible after the accident has occurred.

9. No person shall clean or make any repairs to
motor vehicles on the roadways or in the parking areas of
the Airport except such minor repairs as are necessary to
permit removal of such vehicle or except as authorised by
the Airport Authority.

10. (1) No person shall disturb, tamper with or
attempt to destroy, injure or deface any structure, sign tree,
flower, shrub or other vegetation on the Airport. No person
shall trespass on lawns or seeded areas.

(2) No person shall dispose of garbage, paper, trash,
refuse or other material on the Airport except in the areas
designated by the Airport Authority.

11. (1) No person shall conduct any open flame
operations within the Airport boundaries unless so
authorised by the Airport Authority.

(2) No person shall interfere in anyway with the
Airport fire appliances or equipment.

(3) Airport fire regulations are to be strictly
observed by all persons employed upon the Airport or
utilising the Airport facilities.

12. No smoking shall be permitted on the ramps or
aircraft marshalling area or at any place on the Airport
within two hundred feet of any aircraft.

13. No person shall post, distribute or display any
signs, advertisement, circulars or printed matter within the
Airport boundaries except with the prior approval of the
Airport Authority and under such terms and conditions as
may be prescribed by the Airport Authority.

Accident reports.

Repairs to motor
vehicles.

Preservation of
property.

Fire precautions.

Smoking.

Advertising.

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14. Any person or persons contravening any of the
provisions of these Rules shall be guilty of an offence and
liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding
one hundred dollars.

PART III
Subsidiary Legislation under the Civil Aviation Act,

1949 (12, 13 and 14 Geo. 6 c. 67) of the United
Kingdom, in force under section 20 of the Civil

Aviation Act. (Ch. 284)

AIR NAVIGATION (INVESTIGATION OF
ACCIDENTS) REGULATIONS

(SECTION 10(1))
[Commencement 1st August, 1952]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Air
Navigation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations.

2. (1) In these Regulations, unless the context other-
wise requires —

“the Order” means the Colonial Civil Aviation
(Application of Act) Order, 1952, and includes
any Regulations made or having effect as if
made under that Order;

“aircraft” includes all balloons (whether captive or
free) gliders, airships and flying machines;

“accident” includes any fortuitous or unexpected
event by which the safety of an aircraft or any
person is threatened;

“owner” means where an aircraft is registered,
registered owner;

“substantial damage” includes any damage which
necessitates the replacement or extensive repair
of any major component.

(2) References in these Regulations to any
enactment shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be
construed as references to that enactment as re-enacted in
or as amended by or under any subsequent enactment.

Penalty.

G.N. 153/1952

Short title.

Interpretation.

S.I. 868/1952.
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