Building the Common Aviation Area of the Americas

The authors of this article (Paragraph No. 25,301) note that throughout today's dynamic, multisegmented, and plurinational economy, it is hard to imagine any business without a direct or indirect relation to the air transportation industry. Despite that, regulation of international air transport lacks the desired agility and flexibility that could position the industry as a real economic multiplier and a true political and cultural integrator. In terms, of governance, international air transport has been outpaced by several other major industries whose regulations are far more modern, the authors write. In the Americas, some tentative liberalized air transport agreements have been signed, including open skies agreements between the U.S. and several Latin American countries, such as Chile and Costa Rica. Multilateral agreements also have been signed, such as the Fortaleza agreement of 1996. However, to date, no agreement has appeared to fulfill the conditions of a true instrument to foster the envisioned and needed integration among the nations involved. With this in mind, the authors discuss the changes needed in several critical political and regulatory areas - such as foreign ownership and control, market access, and essential services - in order to establish a "Common Aviation Area of the Americas." The authors also outline their proposal for a phased, gradual implementation of what they call the "CA3."

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Aviation Law Institute

    DePaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60604
  • Authors:
    • Santo Jr, Respicio A. Espirito
    • Santos, Marcio Peixoto de Sequeira
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Transfer Binder 1: 2001 to 2004
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 13261-281
  • Monograph Title: Issues in Aviation Law and Policy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2010 12:05PM