Mon, Aug 10, 2009
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Tokyo Convention (September 14,
Formally called the Convention on Offenses and Certain Other
Acts Committed on Board Aircraft. This Convention is concerned with
insuring that when an offense has been committed onboard an
aircraft, at least one state - that in which the aircraft is
registered - will take jurisdiction over the suspected offender.
The Convention also contains provisions relating to powers of the
aircraft commander, duties of states, and extradition in the event
of an offense. The United States deposited its instrument of
ratification for the Tokyo Convention on September 5, 1969.
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