Transport document used in air freight. Serves as a receipt for the goods and evidence of carriage contract.
An airway bill is used by many truckers as a through the document for coordinated air/truck service.
Airway bills are not negotiable. The airline industry has adopted a standard formatted waybill that accommodates both domestic and international traffic. The standard document was designed to enhance the application of modern computerized systems to air freight processing for both the carrier and the shipper.
An air waybill is not a document of title and so is not needed by the consignee in order to claim the goods from the carrier.