The global liberalization regime of the past two decades has
fundamentally affected the operation of international air transport services.
This process calls for reflection and analysis across a wide range of legal
and policy areas, including but not limited to public international air law
and policy, with special reference to safety, security and environmental
concerns, liability, competition law regimes, company law, and the complex
relationship between European Community law and public international law.
The Aviation Law and Policy Series critically examines developments
around liberalization of air services internationally resulting in the
establishment of Open Aviation Areas; institutional questions such as the
external powers of the European Community and the relationship between
international organizations such as ICAO and EUROCONTROL; the coming into
force of unlimited liability regimes and related case law; the granting of
antitrust immunity to international airline alliances; and cooperation between
competition authorities. Attention will also be paid to topical safety and
security issues, and the growing impact of aviation in relation to the
environment, dictating the design of emission trade systems. Last but not
least, commercially oriented subjects such as aircraft financing and leasing
will be addressed, both from the perspective of national and international
legal regimes, taking into account practical cases and case law.
The objective of the series is to make a contribution to legal thinking on the
multifaceted aspects of this important field of law. The publications are
designed to document and anticipate the evolution of aviation law and policy
in the twenty first century.