Article 3 - Designation and Authorization
- Each Party shall have the right to designate as many airlines as it wishes to conduct international air transportation in accordance with this Agreement and to withdraw or alter such designations. Such designations shall be transmitted to the concerned Parties in writing through diplomatic or other appropriate channels and to the Depositary.
- On receipt of such a designation, and of applications from the designated airline, in the form and manner prescribed for operating authorizations and technical permissions, each Party shall grant appropriate authorizations and permissions with minimum procedural delay, provided that:
- effective control of that airline is vested in the designating Party, its nationals, or both;
- the airline is incorporated in and has its principal place of business in the territory of the Party designating the airline;
- the airline is qualified to meet the conditions prescribed under the laws, regulations, and rules normally applied to the operation of international air transportation by the Party considering the application or applications; and
- the Party designating the airline is in compliance with the provisions set forth in Article 6 (Safety) and Article 7 (Aviation Security).
- Notwithstanding paragraph 2, a Party need not grant authorizations and permissions to an airline designated by another Party if the Party receiving the designation determines that substantial ownership is vested in its nationals.
- Parties granting operating authorizations in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Article shall notify such action to the Depositary
- Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to affect a Party's laws and regulations concerning the ownership and control of airlines that it designates. Acceptance of such designations by the other Parties shall be subject to paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article.