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Fundamentals of International Aviation Law and Policy

1st Edition

By Benjamyn I. Scott, Andrea Trimarchi


264 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138588806
pub: 2019-09-26
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Fundamentals of International Aviation Law and Policy offers students a systematic, tailored and dynamic approach to understanding the legal scenario concerning international civil aviation. The book dynamically covers the major areas of international aviation law, and provides an introduction to the multifaceted international regulation of aviation activities in the sphere of public and private law.

The book is designed to provide the reader with the fundamental notions concerning international aviation law. It adopts an interactive approach, which aims at engaging the reader by way of using learning tools. The main areas of public and private aviation law are dealt with from a regulatory and practical perspective, and include detailed analyses of existing and applicable legislations, as well as landmark court cases and decisions. Each chapter is tailored to confer to readers a thorough knowledge of the international and, if any, the European applicable legislation. Delivery of these aims is attained through a dynamic and balanced use of didactic instruments and immediate information.

The book is intended for a varied audience of students and professionals involved in the aviation world, without requiring the possession of specific legal knowledge or background. It also aims to constitute a useful reference material for those who are familiar with legal terminology and aviation specifics.

Table of Contents

1 Foundations of Aviation Law 2 Early Development in Air Law 3 Convention on International Civil Aviation 4 International Civil Aviation Organization 5 International Air Transport 6 Criminal Aviation Law 7 Contractual Liability 8 Third Party Liability and Damage on the Surface 9 Aviation Insurance 10 Aviation Competition Law 11 Regulation of Environment in Aviation 12 Suborbital Transportation and the Link to Space Law

About the Authors

Benjamyn I. Scott has an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Kent, an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent, an LL.M. (Adv.) in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, and a Ph.D. in aviation cybersecurity from the University of Cologne. Benjamyn has a strong background in developing aviation technologies, having worked for several years in this area, and having written numerous journal articles and book chapters in this area.

Andrea Trimarchi graduated in law LL.M. from the University of Roma Tre. He further obtained in 2016 an LL.M. (Adv.) in Air and Space Law from the International Institute for Air and Space Law at Leiden University. Andrea has a strong background in competition and private international law, having several years of experience in airlines and private aviation law firms.

About the Series

Aviation Fundamentals

Aviation Fundamentals is a series of air transport textbooks that incorporate instructional design principles to present content in a manner that is engaging to the learner, at an accessible level for young adults, allowing for practical application of the content to real-world problems via cases, reflection questions and examples. Each textbook will be supported by a companion website of supplementary materials and a test bank.

The series is designed to help facilitate the recruitment and education of the next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP), a task which has been named a ‘Global Priority’ by the ICAO Assembly. It will also support education for new air transport sectors that are expected to rapidly evolve in future years, such as commercial space and the civil use of remotely piloted aircraft. The objective of Aviation Fundamentals is to become the leading source of textbooks for the variety of subject areas that make up aviation college/university degree programmes, evolving in parallel with these curricula.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Air & Space
LAW / Transportation
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / General