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Foreign Air Carrier Information Packet

About this Document

This packet contains information on the steps a foreign air carrier must follow in order to obtain economic authority from the Department of Transportation to conduct commercial operations in foreign air transportation to and from the United States. It contains guidance on how to prepare and file the necessary applications, copies of relevant Department regulations and forms, and information on requirements of the Department and other Federal agencies that will affect a foreign carrier in seeking to commence U.S. operations.

Please note that while this packet gives general information on how to file for Department economic authority, it cannot cover all possible situations which may arise. We therefore strongly urge prospective foreign carrier applicants to consider carefully the advisability of seeking professional legal assistance in preparing their applications.

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