Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Amendment Bill [B6 - 2018]

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Submissions must be received by no later than 15 January 2019

Transport

The Portfolio Committee on Transport invites you to submit written comments on the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Amendment Bill [B6 - 2018].

The Bill seeks to amend the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Act, 1993, so as to:
▪ insert new definitions;
▪ provide for a subsidiary to perform functions inside and outside of the Republic;
▪ provide for appeals against the decisions of the Regulating Committee;
▪ provide for offences and penalties; to substitute certain expressions, citations and words; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Comments can be emailed to Valerie Carelse at vcarelse@parliament.gov.za by no later than Tuesday, 15 January 2019.

In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

Enquiries can be directed to Valerie Carelse tel (021) 403 3272 or cell 083 709 8445


Issued by Ms DP Magadzi, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport




Background
The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Amendment Bill, 2018 (the ‘‘Bill’’) seeks to amend the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Act, 1993 (Act No. 45 of 1993) (the ‘‘principal Act’’) to strengthen the current economic regulatory framework. The Department of Transport (the ‘‘Department’’), under the Branch: Civil Aviation, established a Project Team consisting of the following stakeholders who are directly affected: (a) The Regulating Committee, (b) Airports Company South Africa (‘‘ACSA’’); (c) The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company (‘‘ATNSC’’); (d) The Board of Airlines Representative of South Africa (‘‘BARSA’’); and (e) The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (‘‘AASA’’). The intention to review the principal Act was to, among others— (a) address the lack of effective appeal mechanisms without recourse to the legal system; (b) give legal status to the approach document; (c) address the lack of clarity regarding the reasons for regulatory decisions, especially from the Regulating Committee; (d) empower the ATNS to provide services outside of the Republic through a subsidiary; and (e) empower the Minister to make regulations regarding any matter related to economic regulation and procedures to be followed by the Regulating Committee on non-compliance by the Company.