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1st Edition

Fundamentals of International Aviation Law and Policy

ISBN 9781138588806
Published September 23, 2019 by Routledge
328 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Biography. Learning Tools. Legal texts. Court cases.
1 Foundations of Aviation Law 2 Early Development in Aviation 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 Annex: List of Main International Aviation Law Treaties

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Benjamyn I. Scott has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent, an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent, an LLM (Adv.) in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, and a PhD 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 LLM from the University of Roma Tre. He further obtained in 2016 an LLM (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.


"[…] relevant for entry-level students of aviation with interest in (but not necessarily background knowledge of) law. It is written in plain English and the text is accompanied by several helpful diagrams and explanatory sections. For the curious minded, the publication provides a set of thought-provoking questions and a list of reading materials at the end of each chapter. […] highly recommended for use by teachers and for youth beginning their journeys in aviation."

Dr George Leloudas - Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, UK