This timely and authoritative book addresses the commercial and liability issues following commercial aviation into and beyond the year 2000.
’One of the most valuable features of the book is a chapter on the future of regional aviation, where the author brings to bear the challenges faced by the various regions of the World and uses his considerable knowledge of underlying economic and legal principles to critically analyze the future of aviation in the regions…this book will be most valuable to practitioners and academics alike and most particularly to those in the business of commercial aviation.’ Dr Nicolas Mateesco Matte, Director Emeritus, McGill University, Canada ’This comprehensive survey of the field by an able scholar will be a leading contribution, both to the literature on aviation law and to a better understanding of the manner in which the problems attendant on the airline industry can be addressed and overcome. It is a work of great value, not only to the international lawyer and the specialist in aviation law, but also to all those who are involved in the aviation industry. I commend this volume and wish it the special success that it deserves.’ C.G. Weeramantry, International Court of Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands ’…contains much of interest to anyone concerned with current issues of aviation.’ The Aerospace Professional ’Abeyratne's third great collection of articles…Abeyratne is the air law newspaperman at the front: he sees what happens, and thanks to his knowledge of air law he not only represents the facts but also the background…the diversity of the collection guarantee's that there is something for all of us…the subject index is excellent…one man wrote all of this in more-or-less one year, I can only offer my respect.’ Air and Space Law
Contents: Commercial Issues: Strategic alliances of airlines; Aircraft leasing; Slot allocation and airport congestion; Privatization of airports; The display of airline computer reservation systems on the Internet; The use of the Smart card; The exchange of trade secrets relating to information technology; Trademarks of the airline industry; Carriage of inadmissible passengers and refugees; The fuel tax and emissions trading as market-based options in air transport. Liability Issues: Turbulence and personal injury; The spread of Tuberculosis in the aircraft cabin; Wilful misconduct of the airline; Mental injury; Negligence of the airline pilot; Unruly passengers; Transportation of abducted children; State liability for the global navigation satellite system; Liability issues: prevention of controlled flight into Terrain. The Future of Aviation in the Regions: The American region; The Asian region; The African region; The European region; The South American region; Conclusion; Index.