1173. Powers of detention of aircraft.

(iii)     Powers of Detention

1173.     Powers of detention of aircraft.

The Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 and other authorised persons have wide powers to give instructions and take steps by way of detention or otherwise in order to prevent the flight of an aircraft where the contravention of particular provisions of the Air Navigation Order 20162 is apprehended or where other specified conditions are satisfied3.

There is also power to detain in the United Kingdom4 foreign aircraft which are alleged to infringe patents or designs entitled to protection in the United Kingdom5. Aircraft and their spare parts may, however, be