Description : This book provides an introduction to, and demystification of, the private and public dimensions of international aviation law. The air transport industry is not governed by a discrete area of the law but rather by a series of disparate transnational regulatory instruments. By combining classical doctrinal analysis with insights from newer disciplines such as international relations and economics, the book maps international aviation law's complex terrain for new and veteran observers alike.
Description : The world of aviation has moved on rapidly since the appearance of the ninth edition of this pre-eminent resource fi ve years ago. Those developments pertain to market access and market behaviour by air carriers, including competition, new perceptions of safety and security, among others in relation to transparency of accident investigation and cybersecurity, case law in the area of airline liability, with new cases from the United States, product liability and insurance, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, the growing importance of environmental concerns, the rights and obligations of passengers, also in the context of ‘unruly’ passengers, and innovative methods for fi nancing aircraft. Special attention has been paid in this edition to regional integration movements, especially in Europe, affecting the mentioned subjects. The book’s extensive references to other sources in the fi eld have been expanded and updated by the author and experts in specialised areas. The present edition addresses the following topics: - the regulatory framework governing the operation of air services including the principle of sovereignty in national airspace; - the distinction between State and civil aircraft; - dispute settlement in international civil aviation; - economic regulation of international air transport services including the establishment of air services agreements; - inter-airline cooperation in the context of competition law regimes; - liability of the various service providers, in particular airlines, and related insurance coverage; - the promotion of safety standards; - criminal acts affecting the safety of aviation; - the role of international and regional organisations with particular reference to that of the European Union; - liability of the aircraft manufacturer for equipment; and - fi nancial and security interests in mobile equipment. The many practitioners, offi cials, business people, and academics with a professional interest in aviation law will appreciate this new edition as one of the fundamental works in the fi eld, and newcomers will discover an incomparable resource. This tenth edition is ready to be of unmatched service to any practising member of the air law community anywhere in the world.
Description : AVIATION LAW AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH introduces the topic of aviation law with a particular emphasis on the subject post-September 11, 2001. Formatted as a traditional law school course book, the text presents the major tensions in the commercial and general aviation marketplace: consumer protection versus the corporate bottom-line, regulation versus deregulation, private enterprise and positive government, price versus convenience, liberty and privacy interests versus national security, internationalism versus nationalism, democracy versus terror, and fundamentally, life and death. AVIATION LAW AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH is segmented into six chapters-aviation travel rights, deregulation and federal preemption, aviation economics, labor and management, aviation security, and accident litigation-and provides detailed end-of-chapter notes and problems for further study. Timothy M. Ravich is a Martindale-Hubbell(r) AV-rated lawyer and one of only thirty-four lawyers recognized as a "Florida Bar Board Certified Aviation Lawyer." He is Chair of the Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee and an adjunct professor teaching aviation law at the University of Miami School of Law. He earned his M.B.A. in Aviation Policy and Planning from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a regular commentator for local and national media programming featuring aviation and aerospace. He has spoken and written extensively about aviation issues in national and international forums and in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Bar Association Section of Litigation-Mass Torts, Southern Methodist University's Journal of Air Law and Commerce, the North Dakota Law Review, the Florida Bar Journal, the University of Miami Law Review, and the Journal of the Transportation Research Foru
Description : This book offers an extraordinary wealth of information, from the ground up, of the law governing and regulating air transport today, with a strong emphasis on international aviation. A team of distinguished authors in the field of aviation law provide a cogent synthesis from which sound legal opinions and strategies of legal action may be confidently built. Among the many topics here in depth are the following: definition and classification of airspace; distinction between civil and state aircraft; air navigation and air traffic control services; airport charges and overflight charges; structure of ICAO; standard-setting functions and audit functions of ICAO; functions of the International Air Transport Association (IATA); policy and effects of deregulation and liberalization of air transport policy; the International Registry for Aircraft Equipment; air carrier liability regimes and claims procedure; measures to combat aviation terrorism, air piracy and sabotage; and the Open Skies Agreements. This publication cites significant legislation and court rulings, including from the United States and the European Union, where far-reaching measures on market access, competition and passenger rights have set trends for other regions of the world. The special case of Latin America has a chapter to itself. At a time when commercial aircraft have been used as lethal weapons for the first time, aviation law finds itself in the front line of responsibility for maintaining global aviation security.
Description : This is a policy oriented and comparatively oriented textbook on air and space law for students and practitioners. It covers the history and development in air and space law; their interrelationships with the law of the seas and the law of Antartica; institutions working in the field of air and space law; sovereignty in national penal air law; private international air law, especially liability law; and public and private space law Much attention is devoted to the law of air commerce: bilateral air services agreements; inter-airline co-operation; the effect of competition, antitrust and European Union law; deregulation, privatization and commercialization of air transport; ownership and control of airlines, and airline alliances; multilateralisation of air transport; and congestion and environmental controls. The last chapter of the book briefly deals with the legal aspects of commercial outer space application. Increasingly, air transport, both in fact and in law, is becoming an ordinary industry like any other and is being treated as such. Rapidly, commercial outer space activities are being privatized and commercialized.
Description : I . Historical survey The legal status of aircraft is a problem that has given rise to innumerable questions ever since the earliest years of aviation. But the majority of these questions only relate to certain aspects of the legal status of aircraft, and the problem as a whole has hardly been studied at all. The evolutionary process in the study of a number of facets of the problem is outlined below. Nationality The question of the nationality of aircraft has always received a lot of attention. As far as the principle is concerned, there can be little dispute on this point nowadays. The subject of the nationality of aircraft was discussed at the aviation conferences which led to the Paris Convention in 1919, the Ibero-American Convention in 1926, the Havana Convention in 1928 and the Chicago Convention in 1944. According to Article 6 of the Paris Convention of 1919, an aircraft possesses the nationality of the State on whose register it is entered. The Ibero-American Convention of 1926 and the Pan-American Convention signed at Havana in 1928 start from the same principle.