723. Eurocontrol.

The Eurocontrol Convention1 relating to co-operation for the safety of air navigation was signed in 1960. It establishes a European organisation for the safety of air navigation, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (known as 'Eurocontrol')2. The Convention was to remain in force for 20 years; it has, however, been prolonged, and amended, by a Protocol signed in 19813.

The particular aim of Eurocontrol was to provide for the common organisation of air traffic control services4. Two organs were created for that purpose:

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    (1)     a permanent commission for the safety of air navigation; and

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    (2)     an agency