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CERTIFICATES OF AIRWORTHINESS-GREAT BRITAIN. Tke Secretary of State (Hull) to tke British AmolNlsador (Lindsay) EXCELLENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 17, 1934. 3655 I have the honor to invite reference to your Note No. 305 of U~:S~= b,. the September 11, 1934, setting forth the treatment which the Govern- ment of the United Kingdom is prepared, in return for reciprocal treatment, to accord to civil aircraft in respect of which a United States certificate of airworthiness for export has been issued, and to state in reply that the Government of the United States of America concurs in its terms and is prepared, in return for the treatment therein specified, and so long as it is satisfied that an ade- quate standard of airworthiness is maintained and enforced in the United Kingdom, to accord, subject to the conditions hereinafter set out, the following treatment to civil aircraft in respect of which a United Kingdom certificate, as defined below, has been issued: 2. For the purposes of this Note the term" United Kingdom cer- tificate " means a certificate of airworthiness issued by the competent authorities of the Government of the United Kingdom in respect of a civil aircraft constructed in, and under the regulations in force in, the United Kingdom; and the term" United States licence" means a civil aircraft licence issued by the competent authorities of the Government of the United States in respect of a civil aircraft con- structed in and under the regulations in force in the continental United States of America, excluding Alaska. 3. Subject to the terms of this Note, United Kingdom certificates issued in respect of aircraft subsequently registered in the continental United States excluding Alaska shall be validated by the competent United States authorities and shall thereupon have the same effect as if they had been aircraft licences issued under the regulations in force in the continental United States excluding Alaska. 4. Persons applying in the United States for the validation of a United Kingdom certificate will be required to produce with the application the undermentioned documents or their equ.ivalent: (a) A United Kingdom certificate granted within sixty days of the date of application; if such certificate is more than sixty days old the applicant will be required to obtain a renewal by the Issuing authority before validation is effected. It is understood that the" in- spection record" issued with the United Kingdom certificate of air- worthiness will be endorsed with a guarantee that the special require- ments a~reed between the competent United States and United King- dom authorities have been complied with. (b) An" inspection record" or similar document; this record will contain:- (1) a list of the serial numbers or other identification marks of all the principal components of the aircraft and items of equipment, or, alternatively, the principal components and items of equipment will be identified bv labels attached with lead seals and bearing the serial number of "the aircraft; (2) details of tbe per- formance of the aircraft in its official flight test, and particulars of the normal engine speed in flight (with the airscrew fitted to the