87.1 Basis and purpose.§ 87.1 Basis and purpose.
This section contains the statutory basis and provides the purpose for which this part is issued.
(a) Basis. The rules for the aviation services in this part are promulgated under the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which vests authority in the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) to regulate radio transmission and to issue licenses for radio stations. These rules conform with applicable statutes and international treaties, agreements and recommendations to which the United States is a party. The most significant of these documents are listed with the short title appearing in parentheses:
(1) Communications Act of 1934, as amended - (Communications Act).
(2) International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations, in force for the United States - (Radio Regulations).
(3) The Convention on International Civil Aviation - (ICAO Convention).
(b) Purpose. This part states the conditions under which radio stations may be licensed and used in the aviation services. These rules do not govern U.S. Government radio stations.