Route Integration Authority
Under the terms of route integration authority granted to most carriers, carriers have the authority to combine services on their outstanding certificates and exemptions to serve new markets, subject to the condition that they first file notice of such service with the Department and the Department completes any necessary selection procedures before the carrier commences service in the new market. Such authority is not reflected here unless the Department engages in a selection proceeding to award such authority in a limited-entry market.
Authority Granted under Open-Skies Agreements
The United States has concluded Open-Skies Agreements with many countries and some carriers have been awarded the broad route authority available under the provisions of these agreements. This authority to serve broad intermediate and beyond points is limited generally to countries with which the United States has signed open-skies agreements. This authority to third countries is not specified and thus it cannot be reflected here. While our bilateral aviation relations with countries are subject to change, we have listed below the countries where U.S. carriers now hold broad route authority. We note that U.S. carriers have not sought authority to all the approximately 60 countries where the United States has open skies agreements.
[Additional provision for Mexican services]
Consistent with the dormancy provisions in the U.S.-Mexico Agreement, the Mexican authority of all carriers expires on the 90th day after they discontinue service.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos