An Introduction to Air Law
Kluwer Law International, 2006 - Law - 345 pages
Time and again, through seven previous editions, Introduction to Air Law has proven itself a comprehensive and up-to-date view of all the main components making up this interesting and topical branch of international law. Coverage includes such aspects as liability of the carrier, insurance, product liability, sovereignty in airspace, aviation personnel, organisations and conventions, automation, liability for damage, search and rescue operations, and criminal offenses such as hijacking.
In addition to the books well-known detailed analysis of the Warsaw System and the Chicago Convention on Civil Aviation still the two main pillars of present-day aviation legislation this thoroughly revised and updated edition incorporates material on such crucial new and emerging issues as the following:
The Eighth Edition adds a completely new chapter on European law in the field of air transport, and the presentation throughout brings the books coverage of aviation jurisprudence up to date, with relevant new cases from the US, the UK, and elsewhere. An index by subject and an extensive bibliography complete the volume.
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.
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An early review of the history of air navigation law.
The first law regulating aircraft - was a French police order regulating the launching of the Montgolfier' balloon! The book then looks at the 1910 effort to establish a legal framework for regulation of air navigation, and then focuses on the Chicago Convention on Aviation in 1944. It is from the Chicago Convention that nearly all rules worldwide today spring.
This books is a good, but not great, reference work on the history of air navigation and aircraft law and regulation. It is light in the pre-1944 convention history- some background in the early 1900's through 1910's attempt at trespass law relating to airships would have been important to include, but this book fails to include several important U.S. cases of that time frame. It also could have included U.S. law of the Air Commerce Act of 1926, but does not. For those two reasons, I only give it three stars.
But for 1944 onwards- it is a good reference work. Anyone wanting to read some real history of how we got to where we are today can gain by spending some time in here.
Good luck, and soft landings---
Jim P. AKA Jim E85
Chapter1 History and Development of Air Law
The Law of Treaties
F European Organizations
Chapter2 The Chicago Convention of 1944 on International Civil Aviation
Freedom and Sovereignty
Chapter6 Air Navigation Automation and Airworthiness
Aircraft Design and Maintenance
European Aviation Safety Agency EASA
National Regulations Regarding Maintenance Repair Overhaul of Aircraft
Scheduled and NonScheduled Air Trafﬁc
B Other Personnel
A Red Cross Aircraft
B Other State Aircraft
Measures to Facilitate Air Navigation
International Organizations Worldwide
The Legal Committee
The Universal Safety Oversight and Security Audit Programmes
Chapter3 European Community Legislation in the Field of Air Transport
Chapter4 The Liability of the Carrier under the Warsaw System
The Hague Protocol
The Guadalajara Convention
The Guatemala Protocol
The Montreal Convention of 1999
Chapter7 Surface Damage and Collisions
B The Scope of the 1952 Rome Convention and the 1978
The Principles and Rules of Liability
The Requirements of Article 1
Exoneration from Liability
The Limits of Liability
The Liability of the Operator
Persons Entitled to Claim
Limitation of Actions
Execution of Judgments
Damage Caused by Noise and Sonic Boom
E Damage Caused by CropDusting
Chapter10 Assistance and Salvage
Chapter11 Penal Law and Aviation