(1) Section 3 of the Ordinance shall not apply to an aircraft which lands or takes off in Hong Kong-
(a) where this is necessary for the safety of any aircraft or any of its passengers;
(b) where, as a result of operational necessity, passengers or goods are being carried in that aircraft, being an aircraft of a type not normally used for that carriage, and the Director authorizes such aircraft to land or take off;
(c) while it is being tested with the permission of the Director for the purpose of determining whether the aircraft complies with the relevant standards of noise; or
(d) while it is being tested with the permission of the Director in connection with the issue or re-issue of a certificate of airworthiness by any competent authority, whether of Hong Kong or elsewhere.
(2) In this regulation aircraft (飛機) means an aircraft to which section 3 of the Ordinance would, but for this regulation, apply.