Shawcross and Beaumont: Air Law

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Shawcross and Beaumont: Air Law includes everything you need to know about aviation law. It deals with international and European law, and its implementation in the United Kingdom drawing on core law and periodical literature from around the world. Written by a team of specialist editors, it provides comprehensive, informed and up-to-date material on all aspects of aviation law in an easy-to-use format for the busy practitioner.

There is full commentary on the Montreal Convention governing carriage by air, the law relating to airports and related security issues, aviation and the environment (attempts to limit noise and emissions), the Single European Sky, the detailed rules as to airworthiness, aircraft maintenance, and the operations of aircraft, balloons and drones, aviation insurance, competition law as it affects aviation, and passenger rights in respect of package travel, cancellations and delays. The volumes also contain the full text of the relevant international conventions, with regularly updated lists of parties, of UK and EU laws and regulations, and IATA recommended conditions of carriage.

Regularly updated and maintained, it is the leading authority on air law and is an invaluable reference tool for those who need to stay at the forefront of this constantly evolving and complex area of law.

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Issue 169, January 2020
This Issue brings up to date the EU and UK legislative material taking account of changes in the six months up to November 2019.
Amended UK texts in this Issue include:
Immigration Act 1971
Civil Aviation Act 2012
Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 2002
Air Navigation (Environmental Standards for Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008
Armed Forces (Prescribed Air Navigation Order Offences) Order 2009
Air Traffic Services (Exemption) Order 2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012
New EU material includes:
European Parliament and Council Regulation No 2019/712 of 17 April 2019 on safeguarding competition in air transport
Commission Delegated Regulation No 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems and on third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems
Commission Implementing Regulation No 2019/947 of 24 May 2019 on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft
Commission Delegated Regulation No 2019/1603 of 18 July 2019 supplementing Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards measures adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation for the monitoring, reporting and verification of aviation emissions for the purpose of implementing a global market-based measure.
Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) Regulations 2012
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012
Operation of Air Services in the Community (Pricing etc) Regulations 2013
Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) Order 2014
Air Navigation Order 2016
New EU material includes:
Commission Implementing Regulation No 2018/1976 of 14 December 2018 laying down detailed rules for the operation of sailplanes pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council
Commission Implementing Regulation No 2018/2067 of 19 December 2018 on the verification of data and on the accreditation of verifiers pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and Council
Commission Implementing Regulation No 2019/123 of 24 January 2019 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of air traffic management (ATM) network functions and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 677/2011
Commission Implementing Regulation No 2019/317 of 11 February 2019 laying down a performance and charging scheme in the single European sky and repealing Implementing Regulations (EU) No 390/2013 and (EU) No 391/2013


 Andreas Ruehmkorf Editor
Professor David McClean QC General editor
 George Leloudas Editor
 Ingrid Koning Editor
 Jonathan Chambers Editor
 Michael Gill Editor
 Philip Chrystal Editor
Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm Editor