School of Aviation
AVIA 3410 Advanced Aviation Law and Regulation


The course aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of contemporary aviation law and associated regulations by focusing in greater detail aspects of the course content covered in AVIA2401 by exploring judicial and regulatory developments of both international and domestic case law which is of particular relevance to the contemporary globalized context in which aviation operates.


Mr David Chitty

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Describe the international and national framework which the aviation industry operates within.
2. Understand international customs and conventions and how they become binding upon nation states and their citizens.
3. Identify and understand the customs and conventions, which impact upon the aviation industry.
4. Analyse and write a case report on a selected aviation related judicial decision.


- 1500 word 'Case note' – details to be provided in week 1
- 2500 word Assignment from selected topics – to be provided during the course

Prescribed Text

Principles and Practice of International Aviation Law by Havel and Sanchez 2014 published by Cambridge University Press available: Click here

Recommended Text

Aviation Law in Australia 4th Edition by Ron Bartsch published by Thomson Reuters
International Law 7th ed by Malcolm Shaw published by Cambridge University press

Recommended Journals

Shawcross and Beaumont: Air Law (LEXIS NEXIS) three-volume looseleaf reference service that includes everything you need to know about aviation law. It deals with international and European law, and its implementation in the United Kingdom, and draws on case-law and periodical literature from around the world.