AV 200 : Aviation Law

Transcript title

Aviation Law



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Course Description

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.

Course learning outcomes

1. Understand the basics of the US legal systems surrounding aviation, including government regulation of aviation and the impact of the US 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.

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