International Aviation Law

International Aviation Law : A Practical Guide

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International Aviation Law: A Practical Guide explains the international context and application of the law as it applies to commercial and recreational aviation, and to the broader aviation environment. It provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of aviation law from criminal law to contract law to the legal duties and responsibility of aircrew and other aviation personnel including airport operators, air traffic controllers and aircraft engineers. Each area of the law is clearly explained in accessible language and supported with practical case studies to illustrate the application of the law within an operational aviation context. It also provides advice on how to avoid or minimize legal liability for aviation practitioners and enthusiasts.
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  • Electronic book text | 380 pages
  • 172 x 244mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Farnham, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Includes 18 b&w illustrations
  • 1409432882
  • 9781409432883

Table of contents

Contents: Preface; International aviation law; Sources of aviation law; The law and legal systems; The regulation of aviation; Contract law; Tort law; Employment and industrial law; Criminal law; Commercial law and carriage by air; Airline operations; Maintenance organizations; Aviation security; Airport operations; Air traffic management; Safety management and accident investigation; Aviation and the environment; References; Index.
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`Aviation law is not just a subject for lawyers. The nuances of aviation law affect the day-to-day life of operational aviation professionals. Criminalization can make or break a company's safety culture. The Convention for Mobile Equipment can make it possible for a country to operate the latest aircraft, or force it to live with surplus wrecks. Few people really understand how these pieces fit together. This book does it well, and is important for anyone who is trying to understand how international aviation works.'William R. Voss, President and CEO, Flight Safety Foundation, Washington DC, USA`Aviation has an intrinsically international context and so does the law governing it. Indeed, the cornerstone of aviation regulation is founded in international conventions, particularly the Chicago convention. In this text the author astutely identifies and explains the specialised nature of aviation law and how that law applies in different legal systems throughout the world, with an emphasis on commonality in the law. This text is an essential tool not just for lawyers, but for all who work in the aviation industry.'John Dawson President, Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand`No other field of human endeavour is so directly and intrinsically dependent upon the international context than is the case with aviation. This book explains, in a digestible yet articulate style, the basis and structure of the law as it applies to the modern world of aviation. From a personal perspective International Aviation Law provided me with a far greater appreciation of the extent to which the law and regulations impinges upon virtually every facet of the industry. More importantly, a good understanding of aviation law could help avert a major disaster for the Company. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has any involvement in the aviation industry.'Lim Kim Hai, Executive Chairman, Regional Express, Australia`The modern airline pilot has three primary legal obligations in their working day: a statutory obligation to their regulator as a licence holder; a contractual obligation to their employer; and an obligation through the common law duty of care to their passengers and the general public. And all this while operating in a jurisdiction using international law and conventions. This text helps the individual to understand how international aviation law influences the world they work in and the decisions they make.'Graham Thomas, Training Captain B777/787, UK`This publication is a "must have" for the dedicated aviation practitioner including pilots, aircraft engineers, airport operators, air traffic controllers and aviation insurers. In saying that, others, such as students studying aviation law who are passionate about this ever changing industry would also find International Aviation Law beneficial.'Aviation Business Asia Pacific, March/April 2013`Mr Bartsch has written a book which will be of interest to the newcomer to the aviation industry and to air law, as well as to the individual who wishes to refresh his memory on a particular topic.'Aerospace, April 2014
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About Ronald I. C. Bartsch

Ron Bartsch has over 30 years' experience in the aviation industry in a variety of senior operational, safety and regulatory roles. As former head of safety and regulatory compliance at Qantas Airways Limited and a senior manager with the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority, he has both industry and government experience across all sectors of the aviation industry.He is a director of Regional Express Holdings Limited, Chair of the airline's Board Safety and Risk Management Committee and Director of oneSafe Integrated Risk Management Pty Ltd.As an experienced pilot Ron has in excess of 7,000 flying hours, a current Air Transport Pilot Licence and ratings on over 30 aircraft types including command endorsements on the Beechjet and Boeing 717. He also has formal qualifications in law, education, science and the arts and is currently undertaking PhD studies. Admitted as a Barrister to the High Court of Australia in 1993, he has consulted throughout the world and in the Asia-Pacific region.A former high school mathematics and science teacher, Ron has also served as a Senior Lecturer and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of NSW for the past 15 years and is author of numerous publications including the best-selling Aviation Law in Australia (Third Edition) and contributing author for the aviation title of Halsbury's Laws of Australia.
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