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International Air Law - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 97 participants from 36 countries have taken this course with IATA?


This course provides an in-depth review of the key aspects of international air law.

Gain insight into the legal and institutional framework of international air law regimes by studying the role and function of principal organizations involved in regulating the industry. Learn how air law developments and legal issues directly impact the aviation industry, and explore potential solutions to common air law issues.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2017 - Switzerland, Geneva (UoG-AV)
1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Learn about the importance of the Chicago Convention and its relation to public international air law
  • Analyze the impact of private international air law instruments and the Warsaw system
  • Understand the definitions and conditions of code sharing and code share agreements
  • Understand the legal and institutional framework of the European Union with reference to aviation

Course content

Public international air law

  • The Chicago Convention
  • Sovereignty, freedoms of the air, open sky agreements
  • Multilateral agreements

Public international air law

  • Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
  • Air carrier liabilities
  • Document of carriage

EU aviation law

  • Liberalization and regulation

Code share agreements and conventions

International aviation security regime

View course syllabus (pdf)

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

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.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will benefit from receiving an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

This course has been customized into a three-day format for the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program. It may be taken as a single certificate course, or as part of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Aviation Management, or Executive MBA with specialization in aviation management.

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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