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International Air Law for Lawyers and Legal Professionals (Classroom, 5 days)



Strengthen your understanding of air service agreements and learn how to negotiate between public and private international air law.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: none

What you will learn

  • Understand the importance of the Chicago Convention and its relation to public international air law
  • Analyse the impact of private international air law instruments and the Warsaw system
  • Understand the definitions and conditions of code sharing and code share agreements

Course content

Public international air law

  • The Chicago ConventionSovereignty and freedoms of the air
  • Open skies agreements
  • Multilateral agreement on the liberalization of international air transportation

Private international air law

  • Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
  • Air carrier liabilities
  • Unification of rules concerning document of carriage

Aviation law in the EU

  • Liberalization
  • Regulation

Code share agreements and conventions

International aviation security regime

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Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Lawyers in related fields seeking an understanding of the international aviation industry


Additional information

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