702. The Convention on International Civil Aviation (1944) (the 'Chicago Convention').

702.     The Convention on International Civil Aviation (1944) (the 'Chicago Convention').

The Chicago Convention1 was signed in 1944 by 38 states2 and came into force on 4 April 19473, superseding the Paris Convention4 and the Havana (Pan-American) Convention5. Its professed object is to lay down principles and make arrangements in order that international civil aviation may be developed in a safe and orderly manner and that international air transport services may be established on the basis of equality of opportunity, and may be operated soundly and economically6.

The Chicago Convention