World Air Services Agreements

The Office of International Aviation and the U.S. Department of State negotiate bilateral and multilateral air transport agreements with U.S. foreign air partners. Such agreements provide the basis for airlines in the countries concerned to provide international air services to passengers, freight and mail. Through air agreements, the United States is developing a competitive operating environment for U.S. airlines between the U.S. and abroad. For information on certain flight contracts, please contact us. Rules for the registration process to be found in doc 6685 – ICAO registration rules for air agreements and agreements.

The inclusion of agreements in the WASA does NOT replace the requirement for states to register these agreements or amendments in accordance with Article 83 of the Chicago Convention. conduct comparative analyses of air services agreements; The summaries of the provisions have no formal interpretation of the intentions of the parties to the air transport agreements or the content of those agreements. Abstracts therefore do not replace the actual text of the agreement. The bilateral system is based on the Chicago Convention and related multilateral treaties. The Chicago Convention was signed in December 1944 and has governed international air services ever since. the convention also contains a number of annexes covering issues such as aviation safety, safety monitoring, seaworthiness, navigation, environmental protection and facilities (acceleration and departure at airports). One of the first AAS after World War II was the Bermuda Agreement, signed in 1946 by the United Kingdom and the United States. The characteristics of this agreement have become models for the thousands of agreements that were to follow, although in recent decades some of the traditional clauses of these agreements have been amended (or « liberalized ») in accordance with the « open skies » policy of some governments, particularly the United States. [2] In 1913, a bilateral exchange of notes [1] between Germany and France was signed in the first agreement to provide airship services. Since 1992, the Ministry has adopted an « open skies » policy to eliminate government involvement in airline decision-making in international markets through routes, capacity and pricing.

Outdoor agreements also contain provisions for business opportunities, security and security. The United States has negotiated « open skies » agreements with more than 100 aviation partners. The World Air Services Agreements (WASA) Database is the most comprehensive database of air agreements in the world. Most air services are excluded from U.S. trade agreements. When air services are included, the scope is very limited. In these cases, the Office of International Aviation cooperates with the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the State Department to ensure that these provisions are consistent with U.S. aviation policy. In the General Service Tariff Agreement (GATS), the Air Services Annex explicitly limits air service coverage to aircraft repair and maintenance operations, computerized reservation systems, and the sale and marketing of air transport.

Under our bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), air service coverage is limited to aircraft repair and maintenance services and specialized air services. For more information, please contact us. An air services agreement (also known as the ATA or ASA) is a bilateral agreement that allows international commercial air services between signatories. Air Services Agreements (ASAs) are formal contracts between countries – Memorandums of Understanding (Memorandum of Understanding) and formal diplomatic notes.