Annex 2 Eighth Edition Corrigendum No. 1 2/4/87 Transmittal Note INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS RULES OF THE AIR ANNEX 2 TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION EIGHTH EDITION - JULY 1986 TQ incorporate Corrigendum No. 1- 1 , replace page v by the attached new page v 2.. record the. entry ojf the corrigendum on page ii.
FOREWORD Historical background In October 1945, the Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control RAC Division at its first session made recommendations for Standards, Practices and Procedures for the Rules of the Air. These were reviewed by the then Air Navigation Committee and approved by the Council on 25 February 1946. They were published as "Recommendations for Standards, Practices and Procedures - Rules of the Air" in the first part of Doc 2010, published in February 1946. The RAC Division, at its second session in. December 1946-January 1947, reviewed Doc 2010 and proposed Standards and Recommended Practices for the Rules of the Air. These were adopted by the Council as Standards and Recommended Practices relating to Rules of the Air on 15 April 1948, pursuant to Article 37 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation Chicago, 1944 and designated as Annex 2 to the Convention with the title "International Standards and Recommended Practices - Rules of the Air". They became effective on 15 September 1948. On 27 November 1951, the Council adopted a complete new text of the Annex, which no longer contained Recommended Practices. The Standards of the amended Annex 2 Amendment 1 became effective on 1 April 1952 and applicable on 1 September 1952. able A shows the origin of subsequent amendments together with a list of the principal subjects involved and the dates on which the amendments were adopted by the Council, when they became effective and when they became applicable. Applicability The Standards in this document, together with the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 11, govern the application of the "Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services" and the "Regional Supplementary Procedures - Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services", in which latter document will be found subsidiary procedures of regional application. Flight over the high seas. It should be noted that the Council resolved, in adopting Annex 2 in April 1948 and Amendment 1 to the said Annex in November 1951, that the Annex constitutes Rules relating to the flight and manoeuvre of aircraft within the meaning of Article 12 of the Convention. Over the high seas, therefore, these rules apply without exception. On 15 November 1972, when adopting Amendment 14 to Annex 2 relating to authority over aircraft operating over the high seas, the Council emphasized that the Amendment was intended solely to improve safety of flight and to ensure adequate provision of air traffic services over the high seas. The Amendment in no way affects the legal jurisdiction of States of Registry over their aircraft or the responsibility of Contracting States under Article 12 of the Convention for enforcing the Rules of the Air. Action by Contracting States Notification of differences. The attention of Contract- ing States is drawn to the obligation imposed by Article 38 of the Convention by which Contracting States are required to notify the Organization of any differences between their national regulations and practices and the International Standards contained in this Annex and any amendments thereto. Contracting States are invited to keep the Organization currently informed of any differ- ences which may subsequently occur, or of the withdrawal of any differences previously notified. Contracting States are also invited to notify the Organization of any differ- ences between their national regulations and practices and the special recommendations contained in Attachment A to this Annex. A specific request for notification of differences will be sent to Contracting States immediately after the adoption of each amendment to this Annex. Attention of States is also drawn to the provisions of Annex 15 related to the publication of differences between their national regulations and practices and the related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices through the Aeronautical Information Service, in addition to the obligation of States under Article 38 of the Convention. Promulgation of information. Information relating to the applicability of national rules and procedures, and changes thereto, established according to the Standards specified in this Annex shall be notified in accordance with Annex 15. Use of the text of the Annex in national regulations. The Council, on 13 April 1948, adopted a resolution inviting the attention of Contracting States to the desirability of using in their own national regulations, as far as practicable, the precise language of those ICAO Standards that are of a regulatory character and also of indicating departures from the Standards, including any additional national regulations that were important for the safety or regularity of air navigation. Wherever possible, the provisions of this Annex have been written in such a way as would facilitate incorporation, without major textual changes, into national legislation. Status of Annex components An Annex is made up of the following component parts, not all of which, however, are necessarily found in every Annex they have the status indicated 1. - Material comprising the Annex proper a Standards and Recommended Practices adopted by the Council under the provisions of the Convention. They are defined as follows ANNEX 2 v 20/11/86
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