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 172, September 2020
This Issue brings the commentary fully up to date to 1 July 2020.
It takes account of international developments, including the 40th ICAO Assembly new legislation, including that on unmanned aircraft systems (drones), pilot licences for balloon and sailplane operations, the recognition of licences and ratings issued by third countries and ATM functions case law, especially on the Montreal Convention 1999 and Regulation 261/2004 literature from many countries.
As part of the regular review of the work, the chapter on airworthiness has been completely revised and re-ordered.
The end of the Implementation Period following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union occurs a few months after the publication of this Issue. The editors and publishers are working to ensure that as soon as possible the full text of the retained EU Regulations, as amended for their continued application in the UK, will be available to users of this work. The commentary will then be fully revised to reflect the new situation.


 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