The Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/1537/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1998-06-22

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1537

CIVIL AVIATION
The Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

Made
22nd June 1998

Laid before Parliament
29th June 1998

Coming into force
1st July 1998

Whereas in pursuance of tariffs approved under the Eurocontrol Convention(1) and under the Multilateral Agreement relating to Route Charges concluded at Brussels on 12th February 1981(1) (being international agreements to which the United Kingdom is a party), the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions has determined rates of charges, as specified in regulation 2, payable to Eurocontrol in respect of navigation services provided for aircraft:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 73(1)(a), (1A)(b), and (6) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982(2) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st July 1998.

2.  For Schedule 2 to the Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) Regulations 1997(3) there shall be substituted—

Regulations 3(1), 4(3) and 6(1)

“Schedule 2SPECIFIED AIRSPACES

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

Country
Publication in which FIRS are described
Unit Rate in ECUs
Established at a Rate of exchange of

*
Excluding Shanwick FIR”

Austria
AIP Austria
54.07

1 ECU = 13.79612 Sch

Belgium and Luxembourg
AIP Belgique
78.46
1 ECU = 40.46577 BF

Bulgaria
AIP Bulgaria
60.32

Croatia
AIP Croatia
47.44
1 ECU = 6.896589 HRK

Cyprus
AIP Cyprus
25.39
1 ECU = 0.580735 £Cy

Czech Republic
AIP Czech Republic
45.28
1 ECU = 36.79034 CZK

Denmark
AIP Denmark
52.08
1 ECU = 7.465173 Kr

France
AIP France (France Métropolitaine)
61.61
1 ECU = 6.588673 FF

Germany
AIP Germany
66.81
1 ECU = 1.960314 DM

Greece
AIP Greece
25.85
1 ECU = 309.0668 Dra

Hungary
AIP Hungary
24.84
1 ECU = 214.7737 Hf

Ireland, Republic of
AIP Ireland
21.76
1 ECU = 0.740373 £Ir

Italy
AIP Italy
65.24
1 ECU = 1912.460 L

Malta
AIP Malta
34.56
1 ECU = 0.435052 Lm

Netherlands
AIP Netherlands
45.70
1 ECU = 2.207741 G

Norway
AIP Norway
49.43
1 ECU = 8.011991 KR

Portugal
AIP Portugal
Lisbon FIR-39.82 Santa Maria FIR-14.75
1 ECU = 199.1187 Esc

Romania
AIP Romania
36.98

Slovakia
AIP Slovakia
68.06
1 ECU = 37.63354 SKK

Slovenia
AIP Slovenia
65.25
1 ECU = 184.0652 SIT

Spain
AIP España
Madrid & Barcelona FIR-48.05 Canaries FIR-46.15
1 ECU = 165.3699 Pts

Sweden
AIP Sweden
49.45
1 ECU = 8.435991 SKr

Switzerland
AIP Switzerland
74.42
1 ECU = 1.613105 SF

Turkey
AIP Turkey
41.15

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Air Pilot*

79.52
1 ECU = £0.684627

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Glenda Jackson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
22nd June 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) Regulations 1997.
The 1997 Regulations provide for a charge to be paid to Eurocontrol by the operator of an aircraft. The unit rates in ECUs set out in Schedule 2 are calculated by reference to the costs of provision of en-route navigation services in the participating countries in the Eurocontrol charges system, the amount of traffic using each country’s airspace and the relationship of each country’s currency to the ECU over a period agreed by Ministers of the participating countries. The interaction of these elements varies in each country These regulations introduce new unit rates for Austria, Cyprus, the Republic of Ireland and Turkey. In calculating the revised charges the average of the exchange rates between ECU and the currencies of the participating countries obtaining in July 1997 have been used. In the case of Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, the unit rate is established in ECUs.
The unit rates for Cyprus and Turkey have increased on average of 6 per cent and the unit rates for Austria and the Republic of Ireland have decreased on average by 4.8 per cent. The unit rates of all other States including the United Kingdom remain unchanged.
The United Kingdom Air Pilot and the foreign Aeronautical Information Publications referred to in the Regulations can be purchased from Westward Digital Limited, 37 Windsor Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 2DG and can be inspected at major aerodromes in the United Kingdom.


(1)
Cmnd. 8662.

(2)
1982 c. 16; section 73(1A) was added by section 1 of the Civil Aviation (Air Navigation Charges) Act 1989 (c. 9); “prescribed” is defined in section 105(1).

(3)
S.I. 1997/2920.
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