Canada is a global aviation powerhouse. Thanks to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II, as well as its internationally-recognized reputation enabling an important and meaningful bridge among the nations of the world after the war, Canada — called the Aerodrome of Democracy by President Franklin D. Roosevelt — was chosen as the host of the headquarters of the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and influential International Air Transport Association (IATA), and has become the third-largest aerospace hub in the world. Today, thousands of Canadian aviation professionals specializing in engineering, management, finance, sales, flight operations, academics, flight training, tax, and law staff the ICAO, IATA, governmental agencies, airline companies, law and aircraft leasing firms, universities, and gigantic aerospace corporations. This Canadian expertise also resonates in today’s global training pipeline of highly skilled professionals operating winged-tubes loaded with thousands of gallons of kerosene fuelling complex and powerful engine systems in the lower levels of the stratosphere to carry passengers and/or cargo across intercontinental airways. Canadian Air Law for Pilots is entirely dedicated to pilots; its purpose is twofold: (1) to highlight the landmark Canadian legislative framework relative to aviation law, and provide an extensive review of federal decision-makers affecting pilots’ privileges, rights, and interests by reporting on their purposes, procedural rules, as well as key case law within administrative and penal law; and (2) to outline Canada’s air law for local and international applicants and trainees interested in obtaining pilot permits, licences or ratings (aeroplanes) issued by Transport Canada. This textbook is divided into four parts: Part I: Administrative Law Part II: Penal Law Part III: Aircraft in Canada Part IV: Air Law
This book concerns the subject of illegal charters. The risks associated with illegal charters are high, and the consequences are dire and different for all the parties involved. Pilots can lose their hard-earned licenses, aircraft owners might not get paid by the insurance companies, businesses might be prosecuted and fined, customers do not get what they paid for. The worst consequence of an illegal charter is that someone gets hurt or killed. The tragic part in reading about a flight accident is the understanding that an illegal charter could have been avoided. The present book aims to fulfil the industry’s call for greater awareness, education, and transparency. It will systematically and thoroughly investigate the application of law in a practical context of illegal charters. It engages in a comprehensive comparative study across various jurisdictions, such as the USA, Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. This text considers whether the elements evidencing state practice in regulation of illegal charters are peculiar to the region and legal system. It examines how illegal charters can be prevented and undertakes the analysis of risks and consequences of illegal charters. This is an important book that is likely to have a significant impact on existing scholarship regarding international and national aviation law and be of interest of all parties involved in aviation. This includes industry professionals, legal practitioners, academics, policy-makers, and government officials.
European Air Law is a highly useful looseleaf compilation of the European Community legislation & the case law of the European Court of Justice. This comprehensive guide provides all relevant background material & case law in the field of aviation law & also contains: a major introduction into this dynamic field of air law a useful bibliography a practical set-up & indexes for easy reference a foreword by Karl Otto Lenz, Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice. It is a time-saving reference tool because it combines all important European Treaties with case law & other relevant literature. Update frequency: 2-3 supplements a year
The aviation industry is being transformed by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones – commercially, militarily, scientifically and recreationally. National regulations have generally failed to keep pace with the expansion of the fast-growing drone industry. Aviation Law and Drones: Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation traces the development of aviation laws and regulations, explains how aviation is regulated at an international and national level, considers the interrelationship between rapidly advancing technology and legislative attempts to keep pace, and reviews existing domestic and international drone laws and issues (including safety, security, privacy and airspace issues). Against this background, the book uniquely proposes a rationale for, and key provisions of, guiding principles for the regulation of drones internationally – provisions of which could also be implemented domestically. Finally, the book examines the changing shape of our increasingly busy skies – technology beyond drones and the regulation of that technology. The world is on the edge of major disruption in aviation – drones are just the beginning. Given the almost universal interest in drones, this book will be of interest to readers worldwide, from the academic sector and beyond.
The flying public, airlines, and governments will all agree on one date that changed commercial flying: that was September 11, 2001. The first edition of Aviation Law: Cases, Laws and Related Sources, described early consequences of that event, particularly compensation of victims and early tightening of aviation security. Subsequently laws and regulations affecting all aspects of aviation changed so rapidly that it became difficult to set a cut-off date for the second edition. The rapid flow of events made an update urgent. Several gaps in the materials of the first edition became evident as the book was used. The authors filled those gaps, pruned old materials and added much new material describing not only the later developments, but also evolving economics and flight technology. The objective of the case book is to offer a basic handbook for air law practitioners providing them with a starting point for almost any subject they may encounter.
The world of aviation has moved on rapidly since the appearance of the ninth edition of this pre-eminent resource five years ago. Those developments pertain to market access and market behaviour by air carriers, including competition, new perceptions of safety and security, among others, in relation to transparency of accident investigation and cybersecurity, case law in the area of airline liability, with new cases from the United States, product liability and insurance, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, the growing importance of environmental concerns, the rights and obligations of passengers, also in the context of ‘unruly’ passengers, and innovative methods for financing aircraft. Special attention has been paid in this edition to regional integration movements, especially in Europe, affecting the mentioned subjects. The book’s extensive references to other sources in the field have been expanded and updated by the author and experts in specialised areas. The present edition addresses the following topics: the regulatory framework governing the operation of air services, including the principle of sovereignty in national airspace; the distinction between State and civil aircraft; dispute settlement in international civil aviation; economic regulation of international air transport services, including the establishment of air services agreements; inter-airline cooperation in the context of competition law regimes; liability of the various service providers, in particular airlines, and related insurance coverage; the promotion of safety standards; criminal acts affecting the safety of aviation; the role of international and regional organisations with particular reference to that of the European Union; liability of the aircraft manufacturer for equipment; and financial and security interests in mobile equipment. The many practitioners, officials, business people, and academics with a professional interest in aviation law will appreciate this new edition as one of the fundamental works in the field, and newcomers will discover an incomparable resource. This eleventh edition is ready to be of unmatched service to any practising member of the air law community anywhere in the world.