810.79611 Tri Motors Safety Airways/222

The Ambassador in France (Edge) to the Secretary of State

No. 561

Sir: With further reference to my telegram No. 145 of May 17th, 11 a.m., 1930,46 I have the honor to transmit herewith, in copy and translation, a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dated May 17, 1930, confirming the fact that temporary permission has been accorded for the planes belonging to the Pan American Airways and the New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Lines to fly over and land in the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana.

It will be noted that certain restrictions are placed upon the movements of the planes, which restrictions it is desired by the French [Page 63] Government be brought to the attention of the companies concerned, and that the authorization is renewable quarterly.

With regard to the renewal of the authorization, the Embassy would be glad if each quarter it might be informed, as well in advance as possible, whether the companies desire to prolong the authorization granted them, since requests for the renewal of the permission must be in the hands of the Minister for Foreign Affairs at least a month prior to the termination of the current period for which flights are authorized.

I have [etc.]

Walter E. Edge

The French Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the American Embassy

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has the honor to inform the Embassy of the United States that the French Government has granted permission for the planes of the American aerial navigation companies, the N. Y. R. B. A. and Pan American, to fly over and land in the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guiana.

This authorization, which is valid from May 15, 1930, to August 15, 1930 is renewable quarterly; the request for renewal must reach the Ministry for Foreign Affairs at least one month before the expiration of the present permit.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has the honor to request the Embassy of the United States to be good enough to inform the companies concerned that their planes must not carry any photographic apparatus, that they must avoid the prohibited zone of the Fort of France, the boundaries of which will be fixed by the Governor of Martinique, and that internal commercial or postal operations between the French possessions are also prohibited.

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