Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law

Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law

by J. Scott Hamilton, Sarah Nilsson
Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law

Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law

by J. Scott Hamilton, Sarah Nilsson

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Updated and expanded in its seventh edition, Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law and its companion workbook function as a comprehensive instructive package for undergraduate and graduate aviation law courses. This book, as a set or a stand-alone textbook, is an invaluable reference guide for aviation and aerospace business managers, pilots, maintenance personnel, aircraft owners, air traffic controllers, air safety investigators, operators of unmanned aircraft, and others involved in aviation or aerospace as a profession or hobby.

Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law provides readers with the basic legal knowledge and perspective to understand how the legal system works in this industry. The authors guide you to recognize and avoid common legal pitfalls, and help you realize when you need to call a lawyer. This seventh edition reflects recent judicial decisions and changes in statutory, regulatory and international treaty law. It covers topics surrounding the burgeoning unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and commercial spaceflight segments as well, from an increasingly global viewpoint.

Authors J. Scott Hamilton and Sarah Nilsson write concisely, clearly and yet conversationally about the complex field of law, including frequent examples from personal experience in practice. This combines to create for the industry a succinct foundation in understanding how to apply the law to aviation and aerospace interests and operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644250273
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 07/31/2020
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 865,891
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Dr. J. Scott Hamilton is an Adjunct Professor and course developer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who has practiced aviation law and taught at several colleges, and is also an experienced pilot.

Dr. Sarah Nilsson, also with Embry-Riddle, is an Assistant Professor and a practicing attorney in Arizona, specializing in aviation/aerospace and business law.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Notes on the Text xv

About the Authors xvii

Part I Administrative Law

1 Regulatory Agencies and International Organizations 3

2 FAA Enforcement 37

3 Aviation Medical Cases 81

Part II Aircraft Accidents

4 Basic Principles of Civil Liability 101

5 Organizing the Business to Limit Liability 125

6 Aviation Insurance 141

7 Exculpatory Contracts 171

8 Airline Liability 179

9 Government Liability 205

10 Accident Notification, Reporting and Investigation 219

Part III Aircraft Transactions

11 Buying and Selling Aircraft 235

12 Aircraft Leasing, Co-Ownership and Fractional Ownership 259

Part IV Airports, Airspace, and Aviation Security

13 Airports and Terminal Airspace 273

14 FAA Regulation of Airspace 309

15 Crimes and Aviation Security 323

Part V Labor and Employment Law

16 Labor and Employment Law, Generally 359

17 Air Carrier Labor Law 377

Part VI Spaceflight Law

18 Commercial Spaceflight Operations 395


FAA Form 8500-8 428

Key Aviation Organizations 431

Bibliography 437

Index 443

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