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130 Winant to Curtin (in London)

Letter LONDON, 4 May 1944

I have been asked by the Department of State to inquire whether
you would be disposed to hold exploratory talks on post-war
international aviation when you pass through Washington on your
way home. If this be the case, the Department would be delighted
to take this opportunity for such talks and would like to know
when you would arrive and who would participate for your
Government. I enclose a copy of the agenda which my Government has
prepared for its talks with the Canadians and with the British. I
have been asked to make a similar request of the Prime Minister of
New Zealand.

JOHN S. WINANT

Enclosure

U.S. Agenda

I. AIR NAVIGATION AND AIR TRANSPORT

(1) The right of transit and technical stop (stop for non-traffic
reasons) for civil aircraft, subject to needed regulation for
security.

(2) The right of a commercial air entry.

(3) Granting of international operating rights on a non-exclusive
basis.

(4) Application of cabotage to air traffic.

(5) Control of rates and competitive practices.

(6) Curtailment of subsidies and exchange of subsidy data.

(7) Uniform operating and safety standards.

(8) Standardisation or co-ordination of air navigation aids and
communications facilities.

II. AIRPORTS AND FACILITIES

(1) Designation of Commercial airports of entry.

(2) Use of airports and facilities on a non-discriminatory basis.

(3) Airports and facilities in isolated areas.

III. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

(1) Establishment of an international civil aviation commission,
and definition of its functions.

(2) Preparations and agenda for a United Nations Conference.


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