Convention on International Civil Aviation

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Chicago, USA
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 04/04/1947

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Aircrafts and civil aviation

Groups

ICAOOPENESS TO MTRS

What is it about?

Also known as the Chicago Convention, this instrument establishes and sets forth the purpose of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, as a means to secure international co-operation at a highest possible degree of uniformity in regulations and standards, procedures and organisation regarding civil aviation matters.

Why is it relevant?

This Convention represents the some 190 Contracting Parties on the harmonization of essential technical matters related to civil aviation. It covers issues such as: applicable rules and regulations concerning training and licensing of aeronautical personnel both in the air and on the ground, communication systems and procedures, rules for the air and air traffic control systems and practices, airworthiness requirements for aircraft engaged in international air navigation as well as their registration and identification, aeronautical meteorology and maps and charts.

Additional Information

This convention was followed by a series of Protocols: - Protocol on the Authentic Quinquelingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Montreal, 29/09/1995) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (final clause) (Montreal, 29/09/1995) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 50 a) (Montreal, 26/10/1990) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 56) (Montreal, 06/10/1989) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 3bis) (Montreal, 10/05/1984) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 83bis) (Montreal, 06/10/1980) - Protocol on the Authentic Quadrilingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Montreal, 30/09/1977) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (final clause) (Montreal, 30/09/1977)- Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 50 a)) (Montreal, 16/10/1974) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 56) (Vienna, 07/07/1971) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 50 a) (New York, 12/03/1971) - Protocol on the authentic trilingual text of the Convention on international civil aviation (Buenos Aires, 24/09/1968) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 48 a)) (Rome, 15/09/1962) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 50 a)) (Montreal, 21/06/1961) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 45) (Montreal, 14/06/1954) - Protocol Relating to Certain Amendments to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 48 a), 49 e) and 61) (Montreal, 14/06/1954) - Protocol Relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (article 93bis) (Montreal, 27/05/1947) Moreover, ICAO adopted the concept of Regions and Regional Offices on the understanding that any regional activities could only be undertaken provided they did not conflict with the worldwide activities of the Organization. However, it was also recognised that such activities could vary from Region to Region taking into account the general economic, technical or social environment of the Region concerned. These offices are respectively located in Bangkok, Cairo, Dakar, Lima, Mexico, Nairobi, and Paris.

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