759. Civil Aviation Authority's general duty in exercising air navigation functions.

The Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 has a duty to exercise its air navigation functions2 so as to maintain a high standard of safety in the provision of air traffic services3. The CAA must exercise its air navigation functions in the manner it thinks best calculated4:


    (1)     to secure the most efficient use of airspace consistent with the safe operation of aircraft and the expeditious flow of air traffic5;


    (2)     to satisfy the requirements of operators and owners of all classes of aircraft6;


    (3)     to take account of the interests of any person (other than an operator or owner of