Chapter 2 The Shaping of a New Treaty

  • Handley Stevens


This Chapter describes the circumstances leading to the termination of the previous agreement, Bermuda 1, which had governed UK-US air services since 1946. After reviewing UK and US aviation policies in the run-up to Bermuda 2, it follows the course of the negotiations, and summarises the main features of the outcome, including tighter controls over the designation of more than one airline from each side to serve the same route, and over the freedom of airlines to decide for themselves how much capacity (flights/seats) to offer. The chapter concludes by noting the ominous mixture of praise and criticism which greeted signature.


Aviation Policy Bermuda Shovelton Civil Aeronautics Board World Airways 
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  • Handley Stevens
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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