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M.Sc. In Air Transport Management Program  › Courses  › Air Law, Regulations and Compliance Management (2016-2017)
Air Law, Regulations and Compliance Management (2016-2017)
Course Instructors

The instructors for the course will be Prof. Paul Stephen Dempsey, Mr. Marios Seretis, and Mr. Arthur Eberg. Their bio can be seen in the links below:

Prof. Paul Stephen Dempsey
Mr. Marios Seretis
Mr. Arthur Eberg

Course Intent

This course seeks to introduce students to various issues surrounding the law and regulation of aviation and the airline business following the deregulation and liberalization of the aviation market. It begins by examining relevant principles and rules of international law that affect the use of air space before turning attention to the national and international regulation of economic, safety, security, and environmental, matters in air transport. The liability regime governing air carriers and manufacturers are discussed, as are issues of concern to the airline business, such as competition, mergers and acquisitions, airline alliances, aircraft finance and consumer protection.

Course Format

Lecture-based course.
6 days of instruction, 36 hours of instruction.
36 modules in total

Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes can be seen in the table below:

Lecture Notes  
Module 01 Challenges Facing Civil Aviation in the 21st Century
Module 02 The Chicago Convention as the Constitution of an International (Civil Aviation) Organization
The Chicago Convention as a Source of International Air Law
Module 03 Origins of International Law-Making: The Chicago Convention
Module 04 Air Carrier Regulation: The US, EU, UK and Canadian Examples
Module 05 Government and Aviation: Not Exactly A Marriage Made in Heaven
Module 06 Reserved
Module 07 & 08 Airline Alliances
Competition and the Antitrust Laws
Module 09 & 10 Aviation Safety Regulation
Blacklisting: The Conflict Between National and International Aviation Safety Standards
Module 11 Reserved
Module 12 Environmental Law and Sustainability in International Aviation
Module 13 Environmental Regulation
Module 14 Aviation Security I
Module 15 Aviation Security II
Module 16 Aircraft Finance and Registration of Security Interests I
Module 17 Aircraft Finance and Registration of Security Interests II
Module 18 & 19 Air Traffic Rights: Deregulation and Liberalization
Module 20 & 21 Liberalization, "Open Skies" and Beyond
Module 22 Contract Law
Module 23 Reserved
Module 24 & 25 Airline Liability for Passenger Injury, Death and Delay
Module 26 Air Carrier Liability for Loss & Damage of Air Freight
Module 27 Aircraft Manufacturer's Liability
Module 28 & 29 Consumer Protection Laws
Module 30 Air Navigation
The Regulation of Airport Landing Slots
Airport Planning & Development
Module 31 Air Navigation Service Providers

Additional Lecture Notes  
  Foreign Ownership & Cabotage

Course Readings

Course Readings can be reached from the table below:

Course Readings  
Module 01 Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Aviation
Module 02 International Conventional and Customary Law
Module 02-03 The Chicago Convention 1944
The Chicago Convention
Module 03 Chicago Convention Annex II
Module 04-05 Licensing and Economic Regulation of Airlines, Traffic Rights and ATAs
Licensing and Economic Regulation of Airlines
Module 07-08 2009 US-DOJ Comments on BA-AA Alliance
2010 EC Comments on BA-AA Alliance
2011 EC Response to Virgin's Objections
Airline Competition Law
Airline Mergers and Alliances
Predatory Pricing
Module 09-10 Safety
Module 12-13 Environmental Protection I
Environmental Protection II
Environmental Protection III
Environmental Protection IV
Environmental Protection V
Environmental Protection VI
Module 14-15 Chicago Convention Annex 17
Convention Offences and Acts on Board Aircraft 1963
Convention Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft 1970
Convention Suppression of Unlawful Acts 1971
Protocol Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports 1988
Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives 1991
Beijing Convention
Beijing Protocol
CASP-AP Draft Regulations Aviation Security
Montreal Protocol 2014 to Tokyo Convention 1963
Module 16-17 1948 Geneva Convention
2001 Cape Town Convention
2001 CTC Aircraft Protocol Ratification
2001 CTC Aircraft Protocol
Module 18-21 US-EU Agreement 2007
LACAC Multilateral
US-Canada Open Skies Agreement Review
US-Turkey Agreement 2000
US-EU Agreement 2010
Module 18 Traffic Rights and Bilateral Air Transport Agreements
Module 19-21 US Department State Open Skies Partnership
Module 22 Contract Law I - IATA Condition of Carriage RP 1724
Contract Law I - Conditions of Contract - Carriage
Contract Law I - IATA Conditions of Contract and Other Important Notices RP 724
Contract Law I - Types of Aircraft Lease
Contract Law II - MITA and Other Airline Contracts
Module 24-26 Warsaw Convention
Montreal Convention 1999
Rome Convention 1952
Module 26 Air Cargo Liability - Resolution 600b, Air Waybill - Conditions of Contract
Module 27 Manufacturer's Liability - EU Directive of 1985
Restatement of Torts 2nd
Restatement of Torts 3rd
Module 28-29 Consumer Protection Laws
Module 30-31 Air Navigation Service Providers

Case Study and Assignments

These will be shared here during the course.