Aviation law

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Aviation law , also known as aviation law or aviation law , refers to the area of law that deals with laws , ordinances and other legal issues in aviation .

International aviation law

International agreements apply if several countries are affected, for example when using foreign airspace or landing rights:

Air traffic between states is also largely regulated on the basis of bilateral air traffic agreements. In these agreements, the contracting states grant each other specific and precisely described traffic rights ( freedoms of the air ), which are left to the airlines they designate for commercial use.

National law

When it comes to the interests of a state, such as air sovereignty , national law initially applies.

See also


  • Isabella HP Diederiks-Verschoor, (et al.): An introduction to air law. Kluwer, Alphen aan den Rijn 2006, ISBN 90-411-2458-6 .
  • Ruwantissa IR Abeyratne: Frontiers of aerospace law. Ashgate, Aldershot 2002, ISBN 0-7546-1949-4 .


  • Walter Schwenk, (et al.): Handbook of Aviation Law. Heymann, Cologne 2005, ISBN 3-452-25515-8 .
  • Elmar Giemulla, Ronald Schmid: Frankfurt commentary on aviation law. Vol. 1 - 4th Comment . Loose-leaf collection, Luchterhand, Cologne, ISBN 978-3-472-70430-0
  • Marcus Schladebach: Air Law . Textbook, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, ISBN 978-3-16-149262-4
  • Stephan Hobe / Nicolai von Ruckteschell (eds.): Cologne Compendium of Air Law , 3 volumes, Heymanns, Cologne 2008 to 2010
  • Grabherr / Reidt / Wysk: Aviation Law. Comment . Loose-leaf collection, CH Beck, Munich, ISBN 978-3-406-329-128 ff.


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Peter Wysk , in: Edwin Grabherr / Olaf Reidt / Peter Wysk, Luftverkehrsgesetz , 2010, Introduction, Rn. 1 ff.