1st Edition

Foundations of Aviation Law

ISBN 9781472445636
Published February 11, 2015 by Routledge
352 Pages

USD $68.95

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Book Description

Foundations of Aviation Law is an easy-reading general primer into the often complex world of aviation law, written for aviation students as well as legal professionals who are looking for broad-based, introductory coverage of the subject. The text begins with basic legal concepts that build a foundation for in-depth exploration of aviation-specific subject matter. This allows the instructor to utilize one text in situations where a basic foundation in law is required before moving into aviation law specifics. It includes citations to relevant and key court decisions that provide a solid underpinning for the student of aviation law. The book is divided into six general categories, with fifteen relevant sub-chapters, allowing focused learning into particular areas of law. Throughout it features chapter summaries, key word indices and review questions. The design easily allows instructors to develop syllabi that spotlight the specific area of law that they are interested in exploring, providing comprehensive coverage of both traditional introductory legal concepts and topical aviation subject matter.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I Fundamental Principles of Law: Jurisprudence and US legal history; The US legal system; Types and sources of law. Part II Administrative Aviation Law: Aviation regulation; Enforcement actions; Medical certification. Part III Aviation and the Law: Aviation accident law; Aviation criminal law; Aviation labor law. Part IV Airport Law: Airport zoning and noise; Airport ownership and operation; Airport development and funding. Part V Aviation Business and Insurance: Business entities and aircraft transactions; Aviation insurance. Part VI International Law: International aviation law. Selected bibliography; Index.

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Michael W. Pearson is a trial lawyer with extensive civil litigation experience, on matters including complex litigation, personal injury and wrongful death cases, including aircraft accidents. He also handles FAA enforcement cases for a variety of Part 91, 121 and 135 clients. He is currently the managing member at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC and licensed to practice law in several state and federal court jurisdictions. Michael Pearson and the firm are both rated ’AV’ by Martindale Hubbell. Pearson and the firm are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Bar Register is a unique guide to the legal community's most eminent professionals. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory and that have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field. Michael is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Michael also worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller for more than 26 years, serving in several high-density terminal radar approach control facilities (TRACONs) and Towers in various locations across the United States. He was a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and is a graduate of the Department of Transportation aviation accident investigation program. Michael has been a professor teaching aviation law and related subjects at Arizona State University for more than 22 years. Mr. Pearson often speaks at academic and professional conferences regarding aviation and legal topics. Most recently, Pearson spoke on the subject of human factors in air traffic control at the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology conference at Wright Patterson Air Force base at the invitation of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory. Daniel S.Riley has practiced law in Arizona since graduating with distinction from law school. Prior to joining his curr


’Foundations of Aviation Law is an excellent broad based primer on Aviation law. It is both substantive and instructive for an aviation specialist and any practitioner facing issues related to Aviation law. An excellent resource tool.’ Patrick J. McGroder III