The Carriage by Air (Revision of Limits of Liability under the Montreal Convention) Order 2009

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2009/3018

2009 No. 3018

Civil Aviation

The Carriage by Air (Revision of Limits of Liability under the Montreal Convention) Order 2009

Made 17th November 2009

Coming into force 30th December 2009

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of November 2009  

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

This Order is made by Her Majesty in Council in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1A) of the Carriage by Air Act 19611.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, orders as follows:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Carriage by Air (Revision of Limits of Liability under the Montreal Convention) Order 2009 and comes into force on 30th December 2009.

S-2 Certification of the revision of limits of liability under the Montreal Convention

Certification of the revision of limits of liability under the Montreal Convention

Certification of the revision of limits of liability under the Montreal Convention2

2. The revised limits of liability established under Articles 21 and 22 of the Montreal Convention are as certified in the third column of the table.

Montreal Convention

Old limit (Special Drawing Rights)

Revised limit (Special Drawing Rights)

Article 21, paragraph 1

100,000

113,100

Article 22, paragraph 1

4,150

4,694

Article 22, paragraph 2

1,000

1,131

Article 22, paragraph 3

17

19

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order certifies the revised limits of liability established under the Montreal Convention 1999. The revision of the limits was accomplished under Article 24 of that Convention. Article 24 provides that the limits of liability are to be reviewed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAOICAO) at five-year intervals by reference to an inflation factor which corresponds to the accumulated rate of inflation since the date of entry into force of the Convention. In the absence of disapproval by a majority of State Parties the revised limits become effective six months after their notification to State Parties by ICAOICAO. The limits are expressed in Special Drawing Rights (SDR), a unit of account established by the International Monetary Fund. The SDR is defined as a basket of currencies, today consisting of the euro, Japanese yen, pound sterling and U.S. dollar.

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