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Rights in Aircraft

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There is no doubt that aircraft are movable property. But the regulations which are applicable to movable property do not all apply to aircraft. In spite of aircraft being movable property, their legal status differs in many respects from that of ordinary movables. As explained in the previous chapter, aircraft possess a nationality, and consequently each State has to keep a public register for the registration of aircraft. The fact of being entered on this register determines the nationality of the aircraft. That is laid down in public international law (Chicago Convention of 1944). Practically all of the States engaged in aviation have therefore recognized this exceptional status of aircraft as movable property.

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Honig, J.P. (1956). Rights in Aircraft. In: The Legal Status of Aircraft. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-0987-9_4

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