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M.Sc. In Air Transport Management Program  › Courses  › Contracting in Air Transportation (2015-2016)
Contracting in Air Transportation (2015-2016)
Course Instructors

The instructors for the course are Mr. Andrew Charlton, Mr. Matthew Feargrieve, and Mr. Richard Gimblett. Their bios can be seen in the links below:

Mr. Andrew Charlton
Mr. Matthew Feargrieve
Mr. Richard Gimblett

Course Intent

This course seeks to introduce students to the basics of contract law, and the processes of creating, drafting and negotiating contracts.  There is a particular emphasis on contracts that underpin much of the aviation industry, such as sales agency agreements, ground handling agreements and aircraft financing.  The course also looks at various other aspects contract negotiators and draftspeople have to bear in mind, such as the impact of regulatory restrictions on the ability to draft contracts.  The course includes considerable interaction and hands-on learning.

Course Assessment

Lecture and Workshop based course.
36 hours of instruction distributed over 6 days.
13 modules in total plus significant case study and workshop time.

Course Schedule

In Class - Group Presentations:
  • Group work around a hypothetical fact situation. It will include an assessment of fact analysis, drafting and negotiation skills.
Individual Exams:
  • Daily short answer questions combining materials from the course.
Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes  
Module 01 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Module 02 Introduction to Contract Law I
Module 03 Aviation Passenger Contracts
Module 04 Introduction to Contract Law II
Module 05 Airline Contracts
Module 06 Introduction to Finance Contracts I
Module 07 Introduction to Finance Contracts II
Module 08 Introduction to Organizational Structures
Module 09 Introduction to Particular Types of Contract
Module 10 Introduction to Regulated Contracts
Module 11 Introduction to Contract Negotiation
Module 12 Contractual Issues Arising from Anti-Trust
Module 13 Introduction to Airline Cooperation and Anti-Trust Issues

Course Readings

Course Readings  
Day 1 MITA - Reso 780
Day 1 RP 1740 Conditions of Carriage
Day 1 Standard Group Handling Agreement
Day 1 Swissport Group Handling Agreement
Day 2 Codeshare Polar Air - Qantas
Day 2 Codeshare Swissair - AA
Day 2 IATA Fuel Supply Agreement
Day 2 Resolution 871 from CACRM
Day 2 Shell Fuel Supply Agreement
Day 2 Travel Agent Handbook
Day 6 Antitrust Immunity and International Airline Alliances