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 168, October 2019
This Issue 168 completes the commentary updating begun in Issue 167.

As always the editors have incorporated case-law and literature from many jurisdictions. Many new court decisions add to the ever-growing material on carriage governed by the Montreal Convention 1999 and on EU Regulation 261/2004 (especially the notion of 'extraordinary circumstances').

European Union legislation noted includes important new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, aviation security, air traffic management network functions, and unmanned aircraft systems. The latter subject has also received attention in the United Kingdom, in the Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019 and in decisions of the Civil Aviation Authority. An account is given of the final report of the Airline Insolvency Review; decisions on legislation are awaited.

The editors have continued to make brief references at appropriate points to the many 'EU Exit' regulations made in the United Kingdom against the possibility of a 'no-deal' exit from the European Union. Should they come into force, the editors and publishers are resolved to provide users with the resulting legislative material at the earliest opportunity.


 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