757. General duty to provide assistance.

757.     General duty to provide assistance.

The Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 is under a duty to provide the Secretary of State2 or any other person specified by him with such assistance and advice as he may require in connection with any of his functions relating to civil aviation3. Thus the CAA may advise the Secretary of State before the latter directs any aircraft operator to modify or alter his aircraft in order to protect them against acts of violence4; the CAA may make recommendations to the Secretary of State concerning aerodromes generally5