Tuesday, 10 October 2006

Ceisteanna (355, 356)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

452 Ms C. Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if he will introduce a system of mandatory re-registration of aircraft purchased outside the State (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31775/06]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

The registration of aircraft is governed by the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation 1944 and its technical annexes. It is not open to Ireland to require the re-registration of aircraft. The registry of civil aircraft in Ireland is maintained by the Irish Aviation Authority.

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

453 Ms C. Murphy asked the Minister for Transport if holding an operator’s licence is a requirement for persons leasing private aircraft; if so, if the licence required is the same as that required for the owners of private aircraft; if he intends to introduce new regulations governing the operation, leasing, and ownership of private aircraft; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31776/06]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I have no function in relation to the regulation of the use of aircraft. This is a matter for the Irish Aviation Authority and the Commission for Aviation Regulation.