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Section 7

Entry and clearance regulations

The laws and regulations of a member State as to the admission to or departure from its territory of passengers, crew or cargo of aircraft, such as regulations relating to entry, clearance, immigration, passports, customs, and quarantine shall be complied with by or on behalf of such passengers, crew or cargo upon entrance into or departure from, or while within the territory of that State.

Section 8

Prevention of spread of disease

The member States agree to take effective measures to prevent the spread by means of air navigation of cholera, typhus (epidemic), smallpox, yellow fever, and plague, and such other communicable diseases as the member States shall from time to time decide to designate, and to that end member States will keep in close consultation with the agencies concerned with international regulations relating to sanitary measures applicable to aircraft. Such consultation shall be without prejudice to the application of any existing international convention on this subject to which the member States may be parties.

Section 9

Designation of routes and airports

Charges for use of airports and facilities

Each member State may, subject to the provisions of this Agreement,

1. Designate the route to be followed within its territory by any international air service and the airports which any such service may use;

2. Impose or permit to be imposed on any such service just and reasonable charges for the use of such airports and other facilities; these charges shall not be higher than would be paid for the use of such airports and facilities by its national aircraft engaged in similar international services; provided that, upon representation by an interested member State, the charges imposed for the use of airports and other facilities shall be subject to review by the Council, which shall report and make recommendations thereon for the consideration of the State or States concerned.

Section 10

Search of aircraft

The appropriate authorities of each of the member States shall have the right, without unreasonable delay, to search aircraft of the other member States on landing or departure, and to inspect the certificates and other documents prescribed by this Agreement.



Section 1

Each member State undertakes, so far as it may find Air navigation practicable, to make available such radio facilities, such meteorological services, and such other air navigation facilities as may from time to time be required for the operation of safe and efficient scheduled international air services under the provisions of this Agreement.

Section 2

Each member State undertakes to provide such Aircraft in measures of assistance to aircraft in distress in its territory as it may find practicable, and to permit, subject to the control of its own authorities, the owners or authorities of the State in which the aircraft is registered to provide such measures of assistance as may be necessitated by the circumstances.

Section 3

of accidents

In the event of an accident to an aircraft of a member Investigation State occurring in the territory of another member State, and involving death or serious injury, or indicating serious technical defect, in the aircraft or air navigation facilities, the State in which the accident occurs will institute an inquiry into the circumstances of the accident. The State in which the aircraft is registered shall be given the opportunity to appoint observers to be present at the inquiry and the State holding the inquiry shall communicate the report and findings in the matter to that State.




Section 1 Every aircraft of a member State, engaged in inter- Documents national navigation, shall carry the following documents: aircraft

(a) Its certificate of registration.
(b) Its certificate of airworthiness.
(c) The appropriate licenses for each member of the


(d) Its journey log book.

(e) If it is equipped with radio apparatus, the aircraft radio station license.

(f) If it carries passengers, a list of their names and places of embarkation and destination.

(g) If it carries cargo, a manifest and detailed declarations of the cargo.

Section 2

Aircraft radio equipment

(a) Aircraft of each member State may, in or over the territory of other member States, carry radio transmitting apparatus only if a license to install and operate such apparatus has been issued by the appropriate authorities of the State in which the aircraft is registered. The use of radio transmitting apparatus in the territory of the member State whose territory is flown over shall be in accordance with the regulations prescribed by that State.

(b) Radio transmitting apparatus may be used only by members of the flight crew who are provided with a special license for the purpose, issued by the appropriate authorities of the State in which the aircraft is registered.

Section 3

Certificates of airworthiness

Every aircraft engaged in international navigation shall be provided with a certificate of airworthiness issued or rendered valid by the State in which it is registered.

Licenses of personnel

Section 4 (a) The pilot of every aircraft and the other members of the operating crew of every aircraft engaged in international navigation shall be provided with certificates of competency and licenses issued or rendered valid by the State in which the aircraft is registered.

(b) Each member State reserves the right to refuse to recognize, for the purpose of flight above its own territory, certificates of competency and licenses granted to any of its nationals by another member State.

Section 5

Recognition of certificates and licenses

Subject to the provisions of Section 4 (b), certificates of airworthiness and certificates of competency and licenses issued or rendered valid by the member State in which the aircraft is registered, shall be recognized as valid by the other member State.

Section 6

Journey log books

There shall be maintained in respect of every aircraft engaged in international navigation a journey log book in which shall be entered particulars of the aircraft, its crew and each journey.


Photographic apparatus

Each member State may prohibit or regulate the use of photographic apparatus in aircraft over its territory.


Where a member State desires assistance in the pro- navigation

Airports and air vision of airports or air navigation facilities in its terri- facilities tory, the Council may make arrangements for the provision of such assistance so far as may be practicable in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XV of the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed at Chicago, December 7, 1944.




Section 1


Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent two or more Constituting joint member States from constituting joint air transport operating organizations or international operating agencies and from pooling their air services on any routes or in any regions, but such organizations or agencies and such pooled services shall be subject to all the provisions of this Agreement, including those relating to the registration of agreements with the Council.

Section 2

The Council may suggest to member States concerned that they form joint organizations to operate air services on any routes or in any regions.

Section 3 A State may participate in joint operating organiza- Participation in tions or in pooling arrangements, either through its organizations government or through an airline company or companies designated by its government. The companies may, at the sole discretion of the State concerned, be Stateowned or partly State-owned or privately owned.



Section 1 Each member State undertakes to transmit to the Filing contracts Council copies of all existing and future contracts and agreements relating to routes, services, landing rights, airport facilities, or other international air matters tó which any member State or any airline of a member State is a party, as described in Article III, Section 6, Subsection 2.

Section 2

Filing statistics

Application of aviation practices

Each member State undertakes to require its international airlines to file with the Council, in accordance with requirements laid down by the Council, traffic reports, cost statistics, and financial statements as described in Article III, Section 6, Subsection 3, a (1) and (2), showing, among other things, all receipts and the sources thereof.

Section 3 The member States undertake, with respect to the matters set forth in Article III, Section 6, Subsection 3, b (1), to apply, as rapidly as possible, in their national civil aviation practices, the general recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Conference, convened in Chicago, November 1, 1944, and such recommendations as will be made through the continuing study of the Council.


WITHDRAWAL Any member State, a party to the present Agreement, may withdraw therefrom on six months' notice given by it to the Secretary General, who shall at once inform all the member States of the Organization of such notice of withdrawal.


For the purpose of this Agreement the expression:

(a) "Air service” means any scheduled air service performed by aircraft for the public transport of passengers, mail or cargo.

(b) "International air service” means an air service which passes through the airspace over the territory of more than one State.

(c) “Airline" means any air transport enterprise offering or operating an international air service.


Composition of first Council

ELECTION OF FIRST INTERIM COUNCIL The first Interim Council shall be composed of the States elected for that purpose by the International Civil Aviation Conference convened in Chicago on November 1, 1944, provided that no State thus elected shall become a member of the Council until it has accepted the present Agreement and unless such acceptance has taken place within six months after December

7, 1944. In no case shall the term of office of a State as a member of the first Interim Council begin before or go beyond the period of two years, starting from the coming into force of the present Agreement.

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