Air Services Act 1995

Responsible Authority 
Airservices
Description 

1)  AA has the following functions:

                     (a)  providing services and facilities:

                              (i)  for the purpose of Australia or another country giving effect to the Chicago convention; or

                             (ii)  for the purpose of Australia or another country giving effect to another international agreement relating to the safety, regularity or efficiency of air navigation; or

                            (iii)  otherwise for purposes relating to the safety, regularity or efficiency of air navigation, whether in or outside Australia;

                     (b)  promoting and fostering civil aviation, whether in or outside Australia;

                     (c)  cooperating with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in relation to investigations under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 that relate to aircraft;

                     (d)  carrying out activities to protect the environment from the effects of, and the effects associated with, the operation of:

                              (i)  Commonwealth jurisdiction aircraft, whether in or outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  other aircraft outside Australia;

                     (e)  any functions prescribed by regulations in relation to the effects of, and effects associated with, the operation of:

                              (i)  Commonwealth jurisdiction aircraft, whether in or outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  other aircraft outside Australia;

                      (f)  any functions conferred on AA under the Air Navigation Act 1920 or the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004;

                     (g)  any other functions prescribed by the regulations, being functions relating to any of the matters referred to in this subsection;

                     (h)  providing consultancy services and management services relating to any of the matters referred to in this subsection;

                      (i)  any functions incidental to any of the above functions;

                      (j)  providing services and facilities, whether or not related to aviation, for a purpose other than one that is mentioned or implied in any of paragraphs (a) to (i), if doing so:

                              (i)  is within the executive or legislative powers of the Commonwealth; and

                             (ii)  utilises AA’s spare capacity; and

                            (iii)  maintains or improves the technical skills of AA’s employees; and

                            (iv)  does not impede AA’s capacity to perform its other functions.