We must focus on the fact that this aircraft is registered in Indonesia, the state of occurrence is in Indonesia, the state of registry
is in Indonesia - it is an Indonesian aircraft," transport minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters on Monday.
In fact, even if the organisation has the capacity to act as a virtual State of registry, it will never have the capacity to exercise true jurisdiction, since that is a typical and very fundamental prerogative of a sovereign State.
The launching States should agree beforehand the State of registry that registers the complete structure as a new space object in accordance with the Convention.
Many scholars have concluded that State of registry is the launching State or one of the launching States.
Does it mean that the State of registry is the one that has full control and jurisdiction over the space object?
While it is possible that launching States may claim compensation from the buyer after making reparations to a third party, surely it would be better to extend the State of registry to a State with full jurisdiction and control.
As provided in the Convention, the launching States will jointly determine the State of registry and will be jointly and severally liable for any damage caused.
By referring to the agreement, the unregistered object can be identified and liabilities arising out of the object can be coordinated among the launching States, even though no one is the State of registry.
The AAIB said the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), representing the state of design and manufacture, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Ethiopia, representing the state of registry
and operator, had been invited to appoint accredited representatives to participate in the investigation.