During the development of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, it emerged that some of their provisions (for example, provisions permitting the exercise of extra-judicial remedies) could be inconsistent with principles inherent to some legal systems. To enable the benefits of the Convention and Aircraft Protocol to be made widely available, the Convention and the Aircraft Protocol give Contracting States the opportunity, in Articles that provide for declarations to be made, to make choices in respect of those Articles.
The declarations made by the European Union under the Aircraft Protocol, together with the regulations referred to in those declarations, affect the capacity of EU Member States to make declarations under Articles XXX(2) and Article XXX(3) of the Aircraft Protocol, concerning Articles X and XI of the said Protocol. European Member States, however, may amend their national law so as to result in the same substantive outcomes as if a declaration had been made under Article XXX(2) or Article XXX(3). Such information as provided by Contracting States to the Depositary is also indicated herein. However, the Depositary wishes to clarify that it has not independently confirmed its accuracy and is merely sharing the information as received from Contracting States.
Texts of declarations deposited under the Aircraft Protocol arranged by Article:
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