Glossary of Airline Terminology

Chicago Convention

(December 7, 1944) Consists of general principles, standards and recommended practices for international civil aviation. An outgrowth of the Chicago Conference of 1944, the convention also established the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), with headquarters in Montreal. ICAO consists of an Assembly, Council and various other specialized bodies. The organization’s aims and objectives are to develop the principles and techniques of international air navigation, and to foster the planning and development of international air transport. The United States ratified the Chicago Convention on August 9, 1946 (See http://www.icao.int/icaonet/dcs/7300.html).

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