1164. Offences in relation to noise certificates.

Any contravention of any of the statutory provisions governing the issue and use of noise certificates1 is an offence punishable by a fine2. Any such contravention in relation to an aeroplane is deemed to be the responsibility of the operator of that aeroplane and its commander unless he proves that the contravention occurred without his consent or connivance and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent it3. If it is proved that an act or omission of any person which would otherwise have been a contravention by that person was due to any cause not avoidable by the