The Airports Authority of India Act, 1994

  1. This Act may be called the Airports Authority of India Act 1994.
  2. It shall come into force on such date {11-4-1994 : vide Notification No.S.O.285(E), dt.30-3-1995}as the Central Government may be notification in the official Gazette appoint.
  3. It applies to-
  1. all airports whereat air transport services are operated or are intended to be operated other than airports and airfields belonging to or subject to the control of any red force of the Union:
  2. all civil enlaces;
  3. all aeronautical communication stations and
  4. all training stations establishments and worships reliant to air transport services.

In this Act unless the context otherwise requires,-

  1. aeronautical communication station means station n in the aeronautical communication service which includes aeronautical practising service aeronautical fixed service aeronautical mobile service and aeronautical; radio communication service:
  2. airport means a landing and taking off area for aircrafts usually with runways and aircraft maintenance and passenger facilities and includes accordance as defined in clause 920 of section 2 of the aircraft Act 1934 (22 of 1934).
  3. airstrip means used or intended to be used for the landing and take-off of aircrafts with short take-off and laming character and includes all buildings and structures thereon or appertaining there to;
  4. air traffic service includes flight information service. Alerting service air traffic advisory service air traffic control serve areas control service approach control service and airport control service;
  5. air transport service~ means any service for any kind of remuneration whatsoever for the transport by air of person mail or any other thing animate or inanimate whether such service relates to an single flight or series of flights;
  6. appointed day means such date as the Central Government may be notification in he official gazette appoint for the purpose of section 3.
  7. Authority means the Airports Authority of India constituted under section 3;
  8. Chairperson: means the Chairperson of the Authority appointed under clause (a) of sub-section (3)of section 3;
  9. (i) civil enclave means the area if any allotted at an airport belonging to any armed force of the Union, for use by persons availing of any air transport services from such airport or for the handling of baggage or cargo by such service and includes and comprising of any building and structure on such area;
  10. heliport means an area either at ground level on elevated on a structure used or intended to be for the landing and take off of helicopter and includes any are of parking heliports and all bulldog and structure thereon or appertaining thereto;
  11. International Airports Authority means the International Airports Authority of India  constituted under section 3 of the International Airports Authority Act 1971 (43 of 1971).
  12. member means a member of the Authority and includes the Chairperson but does not include for the purpose of sections 4,5,6 and 7 an ex officio member referred to in clause 9b) of sub-section (3) of section 3;
  13. National Airports Authority means the national Airports Authority constituted under section 3 of the national Airports Authority Act 1985 (64 of 1985);
  14. prescribed means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
  15. regulations means regulations made under this Act.
  1. with effect from the appointed day the Central Government shall by notification in the official gazette constitute Authority to be called the Airports Authority of India.
  2. The authority shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid having perpetual succession and a common seal with power subject to the provision of this Act, to acquire hold and dispose of property both movable and immovable and to contract and shall by the said bane sue and be sued.
  3. The authority shall consist of-
  1. A Chairperson to be appointed by the Central Government;
  2. The Director General OF Civil Aviation or an officer not below the rank of the Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation to be appointed by the Central Government ex officio;
  3. not less than eight and not more than fourteen members to be appointed by the Central Government.
  1. The Chairperson shall be a whole-time member and other members referred to in clause 9c) of sub-section 93) may be appointed as whole-time of part-time members as the Central Government may think fit.
  2. the Chairperson and the members referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (3) shall be chosen from among persons who have special knowledge and experience in an transport services industry commercial or financial matters or administration and from among persons who are capable of representing organisation of workers and consumers.
  1. has been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which in the opinion of the Central Government involves moral turpitude; or
  2. is an un discharged insolvent; or
  3. is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court or
  4. has been removed or dismissed from the service of the Government or a body corporate owned or controlled by the government or
  5. has in the opinion of the Central Government such financial or other interest in the Authority as is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge by him of his functions as a member.