The U.S.-EU Agreement—A Path to Global Aviation Agreement

In this article (Paragraph No. 25,431) with the new United States (U.S.)-European Union (EU) aviation agreement having come into effect on March 30, 2008, it is important to examine the U.S.-EU relationship under the new agreement, as well as the future course of action to be taken by the U.s. and EU. The author provides an analysis of the major provisions of the new U.S.-EU agreement, implementation of the agreement thus far, including utilization of the new rights granted by the agreement, and the prospects for “second stage” negotiations under the agreement. The author argues that the “second stage” negotiations are likely to fail if focused, as desired by the EU, on cabotage and ownership/control issues which are “politically” infeasible at this time in the U.S. Rather, the author suggests that the U.S. and EU, based on their shared goals of global aviation liberalization, should immediately expand their negotiations either to focus on third-country participation in the U.S.-EU agreement, or to freeze for the U.S.-EU agreement and proceed with the negotiation of a global agreement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Devall, James L
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 2: 2004-2008
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 13295-13316
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2009 2:25PM