Aviation Law and Air Transport Issues

AVA80027 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This Unit aims to outline the various laws that apply to the aviation industry at the international level. It is a Unit for non-lawyers, so no legal training is required or even assumed. The Unit aims to equip aviation professionals and managers with some of the basic legal knowledge required to operate in the aviation industry.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Define legal terms, describe and distinguish between methods of legal systems;
2. Identify and explain various characteristics of legal structure and legal relationships, and the purpose and processes of key legal organisations underpinning the aviation industry;
3. Describe key areas of regulation affecting aviation;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, requirements and legal responsibilities of aviation organisations and their personnel;
5. Evaluate and justify propositions and decisions using relevant case law and industrial legislation;
6. Demonstrate through creative and informed individual written communications the application of legal and regulatory theory and practice to aviation issues.