The practice of Aviation law can include litigation on behalf of families who are suffering from loss or injury due to an aircraft tragedy and the defense of an aviation professional accused of violating Federal Aviation Regulations.
Most aspects of aviation law fall under the oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Although, air traffic regulation polices, laws and administrative agencies have been created by both federal and state government, with certain restrictions preventing states from regulating routes, services, or the rates of all air carriers authorized to provide interstate air transportation by the Federal Aviation Act. States may alter existing remedies and enact state laws consistent with federal mandate, though. Additionally, Federal law does not preempt state products liability law, and more often than not, in most defective product cases, aviation manufacturers may be held strictly liable. Visit Us at Google+ Copyright HG.org
Aviation Law - US
- ABA Forum on Air and Space Law
The Forum on Air and Space Law is your link to vital and timely information in the aviation arena. You'll join a group of more than 1,500 professionals who represent all areas of air and space law including airlines, airports, labor, financial communities, the FAA, DOT, NASA, as well as attorneys practicing in corporate, litigation and antitrust areas.
- Air Transportation Regulatory Reform Act of 1978
An Act to amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, to encourage, develop, and attain an air transportation system which relies on competitive market forces to determine the quality, variety, and price of air services, and for other purposes.
- Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970
The Secretary shall take affirmative action to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex, be excluded from participating in any activity conducted with funds received from any grant made under this title.
- Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001
The Transportation Security Administration shall be an administration of the Department of Transportation. The head of the Administration shall be the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. The Under Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
- Aviation Law - Wikipedia
Aviation law is the branch of law that concerns flight, air travel, and associated legal and business concerns. Some of its area of concern overlaps that of admiralty law and in many cases, aviation law is considered a matter of international law due to the nature of air travel.
- Aviation: an Overview - Wex
Aviation law governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance of aviation facilities. Both federal and state governments have enacted statutes and created administrative agencies to regulate air traffic.
- Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938
Under the Civil Aeronautics Act (52 Stat. 973), June 23, 1938, as modified by Reorganization Plans Nos. III and IV of 1940; and as redefined by the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 731), August, 23, 1958, promoted and regulated the civil air industry within the United States and between the United States and foreign countries in the interest of the foreign and domestic commerce of the United States, the postal service, and the national defense.
- Federal Aviation Act of 1958
Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, involving an amount in controversy in excess of $50,000; an in rem action; seizure of aircraft; or injunctive relief.
- US Code - Title 49 - Aviation Programs
- US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Regulations & Policies
Our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. We continue to improve the safety and efficiency of flight. We are responsive to our customers and are accountable to the taxpayer and the flying public * Safety is our passion. We are the world leaders in aerospace safety. * Quality is our trademark. We serve our country, our stakeholders, our customers, and each other. * Integrity is our character. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking. * People are our strength. We treat people as we want to be treated.
Aviation Law - International
- Australian Aviation Policy & Regulation
The primary role of the Aviation and Airports Division is to advise the Government on the policy and regulatory framework for the Australian aviation and airports industries. The Division manages the continuing relationship between the Government and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Airservices Australia (Airservices) and Australia's airlines. It also manages Australia's participation in the work of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and provides the secretariat for the International Air Services Commission (IASC).
- Aviation Regulations & EU Air Transport Policy (Code 11)
The objectives are: * Understand how air transportation is being transformed by market economies, liberalization of air routes, technological changes, commercialization of aviation activities as well as by the EU air transport framework * Discuss the issues affecting airline operations, civil aviation and airport administrations.
- Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)
The Canadian Aviation Regulations are a compilation of regulatory requirements designed to enhance safety and the competitiveness of the Canadian aviation industry. They correspond to the broad areas of aviation which Transport Canada, Civil Aviation is mandated to regulate (e.g. personnel licensing, airworthiness, commercial air services, etc.).
- Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the United Kingdom
These directions are hereby given to the Civil Aviation Authority ("the CAA") by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 66(1) of the Transport Act 2000 ("the Act"). These directions are given in respect of that airspace comprising all airspace of the United Kingdom and all airspace outside the United Kingdom for which the Government of the United Kingdom has assumed responsibility under international arrangements (together "UK airspace").
- Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air
This Convention applies to all international carriage of persons, baggage or cargo performed by aircraft for reward. It applies equally to gratuitous carriage by aircraft performed by an air transport undertaking.
- Ireland Aviation Regulation & International Relations Division
Functions: 1. Developing policies for the Irish aviation sector that maximise its contribution to the economy, in addition to developing aviation sector safety and environment policies. 2. Facilitating and encouraging as wide a range as possible of reliable, regular and competitive commercial air services for Irish tourism, trade and industry. 3. Representing Irelands position in Brussels in the formulation of EU aviation legislation and policy. The Division also transposes EU Regulations and Directives into Irish law, implements International Aviation Conventions, and formulates policy in response to developments in international aviation; 4. Administering and issuing authorisations and traffic rights for commercial civil aviation flights into and out of Ireland, including the granting of exemption from the prohibition on the carriage of munitions of war and dangerous goods; 5. Administration of existing bilateral Air Service Agreements with Non-EU third countries. 6. Liaising with the Irish Aviation Authority on aviation safety and a range of other issues 7. Having responsibility for membership of international aviation organizations, including: ICAO, ECAC and EASA
- UK Civil Aviation Authority
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is a public corporation, was established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator and provider of air traffic services. The CAA is the UK's independent specialist aviation regulator. Its activities include economic regulation, airspace policy, safety regulation and consumer protection. The UK Government requires that the CAA’s costs are met entirely from its charges on those whom it regulates. Unlike many other countries, there is no direct Government funding of the CAA’s work.
Organizations Related to Aviation Law
- Air Transport Association of America
The Air Transport Association of America is the premier trade group of the principal U.S. airlines. ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90% of U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.
- American Helicopter Society (AHS) International
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the world's premier professional vertical flight society. Since its inception in 1944, AHS has been a major force in the advancement of a global rotor craft industry, marked by rapid technical developments, expanding military capabilities, and commercial applications.
- Department of Homeland Security
This Department of Homeland Security’s overriding and urgent mission is to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms. While the Department was created to secure our country against those who seek to disrupt the American way of life, our charter also includes preparation for and response to all hazards and disasters.
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
The European Aviation Safety Agency promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. It is the centrepiece of a new regulatory system which provides for a single European market in the aviation industry.
- European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)
Founded in 1955 as an intergovernmental organisation, ECAC's objective is to promote the continued development of a safe, efficient and sustainable European air transport system. In so doing, ECAC seeks to: * Harmonise civil aviation policies and practices amongst its Member States; * Promote understanding on policy matters between its Member States and other parts of the world.
- Federal Aviation Administration
Our Mission: Our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. Our Vision: We continue to improve the safety and efficiency of flight. We are responsive to our customers and are accountable to the taxpayer and the flying public.
- International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is its global trade organisation. Over 60 years, IATA has developed the commercial standards that built a global industry. Today, IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise some 230 airlines - the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 93 percent of scheduled international air traffic. Representing… IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. It fights for the interests of airlines across the globe, challenging unreasonable rules and charges, holding regulators and governments to account, and striving for sensible regulation.
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
The International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN Specialized Agency, is the global forum for civil aviation. ICAO works to achieve its vision of safe, secure and sustainable development of civil aviation through cooperation amongst its member States.
- International Council of Air Shows (ICAS)
The primary missions of the organization are: 1) to maintain safety; 2) serve as an information resource on air show issues for those within and outside the industry; 3) provide for the training and continuing education needs of ICAS members and air show professionals generally; and 4) promote the air show industry to the media, Corporate North America and the general public.
- Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)
The Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) is an associated body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) representing the civil aviation regulatory authorities of a number of European States who have agreed to co-operate in developing and implementing common safety regulatory standards and procedures. This co-operation is intended to provide high and consistent standards of safety and a "level playing field" for competition in Europe. Much emphasis is also placed on harmonising the JAA regulations with those of the USA.
- National Transportation Library
The mission of the National Transportation Library (NTL) is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community. NTL was established in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).
- Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration was formed immediately following the tragedies of Sept. 11. Our agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for security of the nation's transportation systems.
Articles on HG.org Related to Aviation Law
- Too Drunk to Fly? Federal Blood-Alcohol Limits for PilotsIn January 2013, a pilot was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test in the cockpit. The pilot was about to take off with more than 50 passengers aboard the plane.
- SLOT Applications of Turkish Civil AviationPrincipally, the Turkish civil aviation legislation is prepared by two authorities in Turkey: Directorate General of Civil (“DGCA”) and the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (“GDSAA”). DGCA regulates and ensures the development of the civil aviation activities therefore GDSAA performs the management of Turkish airports and controls the Turkish airspace as a state owned enterprise since 1984.
- Highly Qualified Persons Rules - 15% Flat Tax Rate on Employment Income - MaltaMalta’s position within the financial services, gaming and aviation sectors, is further bolstered by the newly introduced 15% flat tax rate on; income derived from employment in Malta, by persons not domiciled in Malta and working in either of the ‘eligible offices’ as defined by the HQP Rules. With a minimum annual tax payable of € 11,250, equating to a 15% tax rate being applied to an income of € 75,000, tax planning has become a lot simpler.
- VAT and Aircraft Leasing Initiative – MaltaThe VAT Department in Malta has issued guidelines relating to aircraft leasing. The guidelines which are based on the current yacht leasing measures, seek to mitigate the VAT impact on the purchase of an aircraft and its engines.
- Commercial Letter of CreditExamining Contracts Arising Under the Commercial Credit Transaction (Letter Of Credit) Commercial credits are most commonly used in the international transactions areas. Its main future is that; it gives security both the exporter (seller) and the importer (buyer). The Seller knows that, he will get paid if he completes his duty properly. The buyer, on the other hand, can ensure to part his money before the goods are received.
- The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)Formation of the contract under the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (CISG) in comparison with Turkish Code of Obligations. 1 – General - The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was signed in Vienna on 11th April 1980 by the United Nations and entered into force on 1st January 1988.
- Aviation Law: Fatal Accidents and Seeking Compensation in PakistanThe article examines the law of damages in Pakistan in respect of aviation claims. This paper examines the following questions in order to assist those who seek compensation as a result of Fatal Accidents. (1) When does the limitation period expire under the Pakistani laws? (2) Is there a cap on compensation being paid by the airline as a consequence of an aviation disaster case?...
- Israel - Can a Land Delivery Company be Considered an Air Forwarder for the Sake of International Treaties?The Warsaw treaty - The laws dealing with international air transports (the Warsaw Treaty, the Montreal Treaty, the Air Transport Treaty) pose a fundamental obstacle to the possibility of suing an airline company for damage to cargo. Among other things, these laws set a restriction on the amount of compensation that can be demanded as well as a relatively short statute of limitations- two years from the plane's arrival at its destination (or the date it was supposed to arrive).
- Responsibility of Aerodrome Operators - Bird Strikes in MaltaNicholas Valenzia (Mamo TCV Advocates examines the judgment in Air Malta plc and Shield Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited v. Malta International Airport plc (by Justice Raymond C. Pace presiding the First Hall of the Civil Court ) : The author was involved in this litigation as a member of the plaintiffs’ external counsel team.
- Aircraft Finance in TurkeyTurkey has recently ratified the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the "Convention") and the Protocol to the Convention on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (the "Protocol" and, together with the Convention, the "Cape Town Convention"). By ratifying such Convention, Turkey has become a country which is very fit for aircraft finance in all respects.
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