49 U.S. Code § 41703 - Navigation of foreign civil aircraft
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(a) Permitted Navigation.— A foreign aircraft, not part of the armed forces of a foreign country, may be navigated in the United States only—
(2) by an airman holding a certificate or license issued or made valid by the United States Government or the country of registry;
(b) Requirements for Authorizing Navigation.— The Secretary may authorize navigation under this section only if the Secretary decides the authorization is—
(c) Providing Air Commerce.— The Secretary may authorize an aircraft permitted to navigate in the United States under this section to provide air commerce in the United States. However, the aircraft may take on for compensation, at a place in the United States, passengers or cargo destined for another place in the United States only if—
(d) Permit Requirements Not Affected.— This section does not affect section 41301 or 41302 of this title. However, a foreign air carrier holding a permit under section 41302 does not need to obtain additional authorization under this section for an operation authorized by the permit.
(e) Cargo in Alaska.—
(1) In general.— For the purposes of subsection (c), eligible cargo taken on or off any aircraft at a place in Alaska in the course of transportation of that cargo by any combination of 2 or more air carriers or foreign air carriers in either direction between a place in the United States and a place outside the United States shall not be deemed to have broken its international journey in, be taken on in, or be destined for Alaska.
(2) Eligible cargo.— For purposes of paragraph (1), the term “eligible cargo” means cargo transported between Alaska and any other place in the United States on a foreign air carrier (having been transported from, or thereafter being transported to, a place outside the United States on a different air carrier or foreign air carrier) that is carried—
Source(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1140; Pub. L. 108–176, title VIII, § 808,Dec. 12, 2003, 117 Stat. 2588.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|49 App.:1508(b) (1st sentence).|
|Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, § 1108(b) (1st, 2d, last sentences), 72 Stat. 798, 799.|
|Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, 72 Stat. 731, § 1601(b)(1)(E); added Oct. 4, 1984, Pub. L. 98–443, § 3(e), 98 Stat. 1704.|
|49 App.:1508(b) (2d sentence).|
|49 App.:1508(b) (3d sentence).|
|Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, § 1108(b) (3d sentence), 72 Stat. 799; Feb. 15, 1980, Pub. L. 96–192, § 20, 94 Stat. 43.|
|49 App.:1508(b) (last sentence).|
In subsection (a), the word “country” is substituted for “nation” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code. In clause (3), the words “permit, order, or regulation issued” are omitted as surplus. In clause (4), the words “conditions, and limitations” are omitted as being included in “terms”.
In subsection (b)(2), the word “agreement” is substituted for “treaty, convention, or agreement” for clarity and consistency in the revised title. The words “which may be in force” are omitted as surplus. The words “or countries” are omitted because of 1:1.
In subsection (c), before clause (1), the word “place” is substituted for “point”, and the word “passengers” is substituted for “persons”, for consistency in the revised title.
In subsection (d), the word “affect” is substituted for “limit, modify, or amend” to eliminate unnecessary words.
2003—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–176added subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment