The prodigious scope of legal expertise demanded by practice in the field of
international aviation law has been met by this preeminent resource for
decades. Now in its ninth edition, and as always brought fully up to date with
the newest developments, it is ready to be of unmatched service to any
practicing member of the air law community anywhere in the world.
Coverage includes such aspects as the following:
sovereignty in airspace;
market access and open skies agreements;
the EU regime affecting air transport;
air carrier liability;
insurance and product liability;
safety regulation, including, ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs);
international and regional organizations;
rights in aircraft; and
In particular, the new edition incorporates material on such pressing current
issues as liberalization of air services in all parts of the world,
environmental protection, with references to measures regarding aircraft
emissions, and criminal acts affecting the safety of aviation. The authors
detail revisions to the EU-US Agreement on Air Transport and the EU regulatory
regime, and describe recent conventions such as the 2009 ICAO Convention on
third party liability and the Beijing Convention and Protocol of 2010. The
presentation throughout brings the book’s coverage of jurisprudence on
air carrier liability up to date, with new cases from the US, the UK, and
other jurisdictions, including decisions of the EU Court of Justice. The
book’s extensive references to scholarship in the field have been expanded and
The many practitioners, officials, business people, and academics with a
professional interest in aviation law will appreciate this new edition of one
of the fundamental works in the field, and newcomers will discover an
incomparable resource as it will help them to understand the multifaceted and
complex regimes affecting the operation of aircraft and aviation services
List of Principal Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Glossary of Useful Terms.
Chapter 1 The Regime of International Civil Aviation.
Chapter 2 Economic Regulation and Market Access.
Chapter 3 The Regulatory Framework of the European Union.
Chapter 4 The Contractual Liability of the Carrier.
Chapter 5 Safety of Air Navigation and Accident Investigation.
Chapter 6 Product Liability.
Chapter 7 Surface Damage and Collisions.
Chapter 8 Insurance.
Chapter 9 Rights in Aircraft.
Chapter 10 Criminal Air Law.