896. Duties in relation to exercise of market investigation functions.

The overriding duty of the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 in exercising its functions relating to market investigations concerning the supply of air traffic services2 is to maintain a high standard of safety in the provision of air traffic services3. The CAA is also required to exercise those functions4 in the manner it thinks best calculated:

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    (1)     to further the interests5 of operators and owners of aircraft, owners and managers of aerodromes6, persons travelling in aircraft, and persons with rights in property carried in them7;

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    (2)     to promote efficiency and economy on the part of suppliers of air traffic services8;