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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