1170. Classes of charter contract.

The owner of an aircraft may by a contract of charter put his aircraft at the disposal of a charterer for a specified flight or flights or for a specified period of time. Such contracts fall into two essentially different categories, depending upon the extent to which the control of the aircraft is transferred to the charterer or remains with the owner1.

In the one case, the charter operates as a demise of the aircraft itself to the charterer, to which there may or may not be added the services of a crew. Such a contract is often referred to