Commentary

46 The Geneva Convention

CIVIL AVIATION vol 7
| Commentary

46 The Geneva Convention

| Commentary

4: MISCELLANEOUS

46 The Geneva Convention

The 1948 Geneva Convention on the International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft1 contains certain rules for the mutual recognition by the signatory states of property in aircraft, rights to acquire aircraft by purchase and mortgages. The United Kingdom, whilst a signatory to the Convention, has not yet ratified the Convention for various reasons, principally the existence in the United Kingdom of the very wide rights of detention enjoyed by, amongst others, the Civil Aviation Authority2, which are much wider than such rights provided for in the Convention.

The virtue of the Convention is that ‘recognition of

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