Civil Aviation Bill, 2017 placed in JS

DHAKA : The Civil Aviation Bill, 2017 was placed in Jatiya Sangsad yesterday aimed at enacting a time befitting legislation to ensure flight safety and implementing international civil aviation convention, reports BSS.
The law, once passed in parliament, will replace the existing Civil Aviation Ordinance of 1960.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon placed the bill in the House proposing punishment for violating the law and committing different types of crimes relating to flight operation, submitting false report, transporting risky goods and violating Bangladesh’s airspace.
The bill proposed a maximum seven-year rigorous imprisonment or a fine of Taka
50 lakh or the both for violating the Bangladesh airspace and life term
imprisonment or a fine of Taka five crore for creating obstacle in flight operation intentionally.  The law also proposed a maximum five years rigorous imprisonment or a fine of Taka one crore or the both for violating the rules and regulations of the law and ANO and maximum five years jail and a fine of Taka one crore for certificate, license and permit forgery.
Besides, the law proposed a maximum life term jail or a fine of Taka five crore or the both for interfering in flight navigation and minimum seven years jail for taking away equipment of any flight that meets accident.
Under the law a National Recording System will remain to preserve date of Biman engine, propeller, appliance and other equipment of the registered Biman.
Following passage of the bill, the government through a gazette notification will publish an “Authentic English Text” of Bangla text of the law.
The bill was later sent to the parliamentary standing committee concerned for scrutiny and report back in four weeks.