1006. Schemes for allocating capacity at airports.

Where an aircraft movement limit order1 is in force in relation to an airport2, or where it appears to the Secretary of State3 that the demand for the use of the airport is getting greater than its operational capacity can manage, the Secretary of State may require, by direction, the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')4 to prepare a scheme allocating capacity at the airport5.

Before giving any such direction the Secretary of State must consult the CAA6, and before the CAA submits the scheme to the Secretary of State for approval it must consult the relevant airport operator7, any aircraft operator8