AV 200 : Aviation Law

Transcript title

Aviation Law



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours



This course offers an introductory analysis of legal concepts related to the aviation industry, including aircraft operations, airports, fixed based operators (FBOs), contracts, insurance and liability, regulatory statutes, and case law. The historical development of aviation law in the United States is included.

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the basics of the U.S. legal systems surrounding aviation, including government regulation of aviation and the impact of the U.S. Constitution on aviation activities
2. Understand specific legal theories applicable to aviation activities
3. Through aviation case studies, develop critical thinking skills as applied to aviation legal issues
4. Demonstrate the ability to spot legal issues in aviation activities and to apply basic analytical skills towards resolving those issues

Content outline

Administrative Law
Aircraft Accidents
Civil Liability
Limiting Business Liability
Aviation Insurance
Exculpatory Contracts
Airline Liability
Government Liability
Accident Notification
Accident Reporting
Accident Investigation
Commercial Spaceflight Operations
Aircraft Transactions
Airport Security
Airspace Security
Aviation Security

Required materials

Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.

Grading methods

This course is assessed through participation, homework, exams, and a final exam.

Outside of

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