The World Air Services Agreements (WASA) Database is the most comprehensive database of air agreements in the world. This page introduces you to the world of the bilateral air system. She explains: Caption: Map of bilateral agreements on air services between members of the World Trade Organization. Courtesy of the Air Transport Agreement, the 2007 World Trade Organization, Air Services Agreements (REAs) are formal agreements between countries, accompanying memorandums of understanding (Memorandum of Understanding) and the exchange of formal diplomatic notes. An ASA for the operation of international services is not mandatory, but cases where non-contract services exist are rare. You will find the rules of the registration procedure in document 6685 – ICAO registration rules for air transport agreements and agreements. The inclusion of agreements in the WASA does NOT replace the requirement for states to register these agreements or amendments in accordance with Article 83 of the Chicago Convention. The bilateral system is based on the Chicago Convention and related multilateral treaties. The Chicago Convention was signed in December 1944 and has governed international air traffic ever since. the convention also contains a number of annexes covering issues such as aviation safety, safety monitoring, seaworthiness, navigation, environmental protection and facilities (acceleration and departure at airports). In the following years, ICAO developed a number of trade rights known as freedom of the air.
The Australian government has negotiated 90 bilateral air transport agreements and related agreements. These agreements allow our airlines to offer the range of services they offer today. Before an airline can provide international services in another country, the government must first negotiate a contractual agreement with the government of the destination country. These agreements are called bilateral air services agreements. DISCLAIMER The attached documents are internal department working papers that have been developed for selfish use. This document can only be used as a guide for services licensed and operated in Australia under bilateral air services agreements and agreements. The rights and capabilities negotiated under the bilateral air services agreement and Australian agreements are under review and airlines often change their operations. Because of the synthesis of the information contained in this document, the Commonwealth assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or currencies of the information provided. conduct comparative analyses of air services agreements; Rules for the registration process to be found in doc 6685 – ICAO registration rules for air agreements and agreements. The inclusion of agreements in the WASA does NOT replace the requirement for states to register these agreements or amendments in accordance with Article 83 of the Chicago Convention. These freedoms remain the basis of the rights exchanged in the air services negotiations. In 1913, a bilateral exchange of notes  between Germany and France was signed in the first agreement on the provision of airship services.
The result is that international air transport is governed by a complex network of more than 3,000 bilateral air services agreements. In recent years, groups of countries have banded together to negotiate air agreements.