Airport Business Law

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AuthorHouse, Nov 12, 2009 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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There has been a long felt need for a book which details the legal aspects of the airport business. This book will discuss the nature of the airport business and inquire into the constraints faced by airports in obtaining their revenues. It will also discuss the liability of an airport operator for injury to persons who use the airport premises and liability for vehicular accidents landside or airside including work accidents of airport employees or other accidents caused by airport employees of the airport. The bulk of the book will be dedicated to the legal aspects of issues such as principles of lease financing of premises and equipment; employee contracts; agency; general contractual and tortuous liability of airports; negligent entrustment of property and equipment; obligations of oversight of tenants in their implementation and application of contractual terms, Risk Management; legal principles pertaining to the oversight of airport safety and security; competition; labour law; and the art of negotiation.

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Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne has worked in the field of aviation law and management for over twenty five years.  He is currently Acting Deputy Director, Air Transport Bureau, at the International Civil Aviation Organization.   He is also Professor of Aeropolitics and Business Law at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal.   


Dr. Abeyratne holds the degree of doctor of civil laws (DCL) from McGill University,  the degree of doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) from the University of Colombo, the degree of master of laws (LL.M) from Monash University, Victoria, Australia, and the degree of bachelor of laws (LL.B) from the University of Colombo. He  has published numerous books and over 300 leading journal articles on international law and air law, in addition to many papers presented to conferences. Some of his recent books are: Aviation in Crisis; Aviation and Diplomacy; Aeropolitics; Air Law and Policy;  and Aviation and the Environment.


Dr. Abeyratne  is a Fellow of both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.  He is also a member of the International Law Association, in which he serves as member of both the Association's International Trade Law Committee and Space Law Committee.


He is a founder member of the Montreal Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society

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