1005. Power to limit aircraft movements.

Where it appears to the Secretary of State1 that the existing runway capacity of a particular airport2 is not fully utilised for a substantial proportion of the time during which it is available for take-off and landing3, the Secretary of State may make an order (an 'aircraft movement limit order') imposing either an overall limit on the number of aircraft movements4 during a specified period5, or such other limits to apply to aircraft movements in circumstances or cases specified in the order as the Secretary of State thinks fit6.

Before making an order, the Secretary of State must consult the