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Regional Aviation Safety Organizations. Enhancing Air Transport Safety through Regional Cooperation by Mikolaj Ratajczyk

Regional Aviation Safety Organizations. Enhancing Air Transport Safety through Regional Cooperation

By Mikolaj Ratajczyk


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Aerospace Law and Policy Series Volume 10

This study, the first comprehensive book available on this topic, discusses the effects of regional cooperation on civil aviation safety, and analyses the place of Regional Aviation Safety Organisations (RASOs) in the international legal framework.

The author discusses the future role of such organisations (and the concepts which underpin them) in the global governance of air transport, and reflects on the basic principles of the Chicago Convention, which remain the basis for the safe and orderly development of air transport.

You’ll find out how how regional cooperation, and more specifically RASOs, contribute to the improvement of civil aviation safety and the achievement of the objective of ‘uniformity in regulations, standards, procedures, and organisation’ as formulated in the Chicago Convention.

Comprehensive coverage includes:

  • What should be the role of RASOs in global governance of civil aviation safety?
  • Can the optimal RASO model be identified from a legal point of view?
  • If yes, how can it best be defined and structured?
  • In which domains can RASOs yield maximum safety benefits, and under which legal conditions?
  • For which States are RASOs most relevant?
  • What is the expected evolution of RASO type bodies?
  • Are there any shortcomings in the current international legal framework that pose an obstacle to further development of RASOs?
  • What are the international responsibility and civil liability implications resulting from RASO establishment and functioning?

The author has drawn on founding documents of RASOs, symposia and conferences on regional aviation cooperation, interviews with people involved in the establishment and running of RASOs, and reviews of relevant case law and legislation (international, EU, and national) and of legal literature.

How this book will help you:

  • Supplies the first comprehensive analysis of the role of regional aviation safety organisations, bringing you up to date with the latest developments
  • Analyses the responsibility and liability implications incurred by regional aviation safety organisations
  • Will help you fully align any regional aviation safety organisation with the objectives of the Chicago Convention
  • Advises you how to overcome obstacles to the optimal development of any regional aviation safety organisation

Who should read this book?

This forward-looking analysis will be important reading for all professionals in the field, including those involved in safety management, officials of aviation authorities, legal practitioners and scholars of international aviation law.

Resources Table of Contents
Pages 352
Last Updated 05/05/2015
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041158611
SKU 10059436-0001
Table of Contents

About the Author


List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations


Chapter 1 Research Questions, Methodology and Structure of the Study

Chapter 2 Towards a Global Aviation Safety Oversight Network: Regional Cooperation on Aviation Safety in the Context of the Chicago Convention

Chapter 3 Definition and Typology of Regional Aviation Safety Organisations

Chapter 4 The European Aviation Safety Agency: Case Study of a Supranational Aviation Safety Organisation

Chapter 5 The Functioning and Evolution of Regional Aviation Safety Organisations

Chapter 6 Responsibility and Liability of Regional Aviation Safety Organisations and of Their Member States

Chapter 7 Conclusions and Recommendations

APPENDIX Core Sample of Organisations Selected for the Study

Selected Bibliography