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25 June 2014
On March 31 2014 the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) issued Circular EAL-22 to implement Article 802(2) of the Navigation Code, which provides that ENAC can prevent the departure of aircraft when relevant taxes, charges and fees due by the operator are outstanding. Notice of any such non-payment is given to ENAC by the relevant airport management company, the Italian Agency for Air Traffic Control (ENAV) or Eurocontrol (the European organisation for the safety of air navigation).
The main purpose of Circular EAL-22 is to specify the application area of Article 802(2). It clarifies the taxes, charges and fees whose non-payment may lead ENAC to prevent aircraft from taking off. Applicable taxes, charges and fees include:
Notice of any such non-payment is to be given to ENAC by the relevant airport management company, ENAV or Eurocontrol.
ENAC is entitled to prevent the departure of any aircraft operated to or from the Italian territory by national, EU or extra-EU carriers. Article 802 of the Navigation Code applies to both Italian and foreign-registered aircraft operated under lease or charter agreements. However, Circular EAL-22 stipulates that the following cannot be prevented from taking off:
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