Aviation Agreements

An ambitious agreement was signed with Canada in 2009. It creates a truly open airspace between the EU and Canada and creates vast opportunities for mutual openness in investment. A platform for close coordination of legislation on all aspects of aviation policy will also be set up. Air services agreements generally consist of an air services agreement at Treaty level, supplemented by agreements with a lower contractual status between aviation authorities, such as. B memoranda of understanding and/or exchanges of letters. The Australian government`s practice is to publish all agreements at treaty level. However, agreements with a lower contractual status are generally not published, as they are traditionally considered confidential between aviation authorities. While traditionally every international airline should have a certain nationality, the EU has developed, in recent decades, an internal market in which nationals of an EU Member State can invest, set up and control airlines authorised in any other EU Member State. The term “EU air carrier” has been reinforced by the fact that airlines are established and authorised in the EU under the same rules and can operate any route within the EU. High standards will be maintained and improved by common rules on key issues such as licensing, security and protection. In March 2011, a comprehensive air services agreement was concluded with Brazil, but it is currently being renegotiated. Negotiations are ongoing with a number of other important global partners.

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