Course Title: Introduction to Aviation Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Aviation Law

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2181

China Airlines Ltd

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Offsh 1 07,
Offsh 3 07

AERO2243

Air Transport Training College

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Offsh 3 07

AERO2303

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Margaret Tein

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99258068

Course Coordinator Email: tein@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.5.24

Course Coordinator Availability: Please contact by email to arrange appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is a specialist course for the AIMM, and has no prerequisite courses. Assumed knowledge and capabilities are commensurate with entry into the AIMM, as well as either AERO 2304 or AERO 2305 as pre- or co-requisites.


Course Description

This course enables students to obtain an understanding of the application of legal principles to aviation. It further provides an overview of the role of law in the management of aviation and explain legal concepts and principles as they apply to aviation and the conduct of pilots and operators. It examines international regulatory body conventions, regulations and audit processes.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The Capabilities Of An Aviation Management Graduate – Post Graduate Level

Overall Integrative Capability: Proactive Problem Identification, Innovative Problem Solving and Empowering Communication

CAPABILITY: Responsible and Professional Work Practices: Work within the ethical and legal framework of the industry while contributing to professional work settings through responsible, self-managed, independent work and effective participation in multidisciplinary teams.

Dimension of Capability: Personal Development

Descriptor:

• Awareness of and commitment to one’s own set of values.
• Observance of professional ethics.
• Taking responsibility and participating in one’s own career planning and development.
• Acting as a Reflective Practitioner leading to a personal continuous improvement process.
• Engagement in and commitment to career-long learning.

Dimension of Capability: Sustainability

Descriptor:

Balance of the technical, economic, environmental and social demands of an industry-based situation.
• Protection of safety, health and welfare.

• Balance of the technical, economic, environmental and social demands of an industry-based situation. • Protection of safety, health and welfare.

Dimension of Capability: Problem solving and decision making

Descriptor:

• Model organizational problems using a systems framework, recognising the impact on sub- and related systems.
• Use of a wide range of problem solving tools and techniques.
• Selectivity in the choice of data to be used to support decision-making.
• Access to information from a wide range of sources, discerning values, bias and usability.

Dimension of Capability: Technical Competence

• Conceptualise, plan, design and manage the interface between human and technical systems.
• Perform a range of analytical tasks as appropriate to the specialization within the industry.
• Design and conduct diagnostic activities within the specific industry discipline.

Dimension of Capability: Teamwork and Leadership

• Operate effectively within a complex organisational setting.
• Manage multiple hierarchical relationships.
• Work effectively within a team.
• Exhibit appropriate and effective professional behaviours in the team environment.
• Provide constructive feedback to colleagues.
• Resolve conflict within the team.
• Work with members of other disciplines in a team with conflicting needs.

Dimension of Capability: Communication

• Communicate effectively - that is to listen, observe, speak, and write.
• Communicate results and outcomes qualitatively, quantitatively, graphically, electronically and textually.
• Communicate processes of thinking and reflection.

CAPABILITY: Global perspective

Locate one’s professional practice within the global parameters of the industry recognizing the different cultural perspectives, national and local variations in legal, industrial and economic environments.

Dimension of Capability: Personal Development

• Awareness of and respect for other’s sets of values.
• Observance of professional ethics.
• Taking responsibility for understanding cultural differences.
• Acting as a Reflective Practitioner leading to a personal continuous improvement process.
• Engagement in and commitment to career-long learning.

Dimension of Capability: Sustainability

• Balance of the technical, economic, environmental and social demands of different cultural and national situations.
• Protection of safety, health and welfare.

Dimension of Capability: Problem-solving and decision-making

• Model organizational problems using a systems framework, recognising the impact on sub- and related systems within different cultural contexts.
• Use of a wide range of problem solving tools and techniques.
• Selectivity in the choice of data to be used to support decision-making.
• Access to information from a wide range of sources, discerning values, bias and usability.

Dimension of Capability: Technical Competence

• Conceptualise, plan, design and manage the interface between human and technical systems taking into consideration variations in local technical adoption rates.
• Perform a range of analytical tasks as appropriate to the specialization within the industry.
• Design and conduct diagnostic activities within the specific industry discipline and cultural context.

Dimension of Capability: Teamwork and Leadership

• Operate effectively within a complex organisational setting.
• Manage multiple hierarchical relationships.
• Work effectively within a multicultural team.
• Exhibit appropriate and effective professional behaviours in the multicultural team environment.
• Provide constructive feedback to colleagues.
• Resolve conflict within the multicultural team.
• Work with members of other disciplines in a team with conflicting needs.

Dimension of Capability: Communication

• Communicate effectively - that is to listen, observe, speak, and write appropriately within the cultural context.
• Communicate results and outcomes qualitatively, quantitatively, graphically, electronically and textually.
• Communicate processes of thinking and reflection.

CAPABILITY: Communication and Personal Engagement

Communicate the processes and results of organisational activities within the industrial sectors’ communities in forms consistent with the appropriate sector practices. Extend relationships through confident interactions across various levels and functions of the organisation and the industry’s sectors.

Dimension of Capability: Personal Development

• Awareness of and respect for divergent views.
• Observance of professional ethics.
• Taking responsibility for ones’ own communication style and responses of others to it.
• Acting as a Reflective Practitioner leading to a personal continuous improvement process.
• Engagement in and commitment to career-long learning.

Dimension of Capability: Sustainability

• Balance of the technical, economic, environmental and social demands of different cultural and personal backgrounds.
• Protection of safety, health and welfare.

Dimension of Capability: Problem-solving and decision-making

• Explain organizational problems and associated solutions within a systems framework, recognising the impact on individuals and groups with different perspectives and views.
• Use a wide range of problem solving tools and techniques.
• Selectivity in the choice of data to be used to support decision-making.
• Access to information from a wide range of sources, discerning values, bias and usability.

Dimension of Capability: Technical Competence

• Professionally communicate the conceptualisation, planning, design and management of the interface between human and technical systems taking into consideration variations in personal technical adoption rates.
• Discuss the performance of a range of analytical tasks as appropriate to the specialisation within the industry.
• Participate in the design and conduct diagnostic activities within the specific industry discipline and cultural context.

Dimension of Capability: Teamwork and Leadership

• Communicate effectively and collaboratively within a complex organisational setting.
• Manage multiple hierarchical relationships.
• Work effectively within a multicultural team.
• Facilitate effective and appropriate interactions between colleagues and subordinates across the organisation hierarchy.
• Provide constructive feedback to colleagues.
• Resolve conflict within the multicultural team.
• Work with members of other disciplines in a team with conflicting needs.

Dimension of Capability: Communication

• Communicate effectively - that is to listen, observe, speak, and write appropriately within the cultural context.
• Communicate results and outcomes qualitatively, quantitatively, graphically, electronically and textually.
• Communicate processes of thinking and reflection.
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By the end of the course students should be able to:

• Analyse and interpret aviation legislation;
• Have a sound understanding of international and domestic legislative framework for aviation, including international and domestic carriage of passengers;
• Have the ability to identify legal issues as they relate to the management of an aviation business.
• Understand and apply legal concepts as they relate to aviation.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is a distance conducted subject so all activities are learner centred and all interactions are electronic.


Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended Texts:

Abeyratne, R. 1996, Legal and Regulatory Issues in International Civil Aviation, Transnational Publishers, New York. (ISBN 1-57105-010-8)
Bartsch R. 1996, Aviation Law in Australia, Law Book, Australia.
Buergenthal, T. 1969, Law-making in the International Civil Aviation Organization, PAIL, Washington
Pengilley, W. & McPhee, J. 1994, Law for Aviators, Legal Books, Sydney. (ISBN: 1863160671)
Shawcross, C.N. & Beaumont, K.M. 2000, Air Law, Butterworths, London.
Unmack, T. 1999, Civil Aviation: Standards and Liabilities, LLP, London. (ISBN 1-85978-633-2)

Journals:

Air and Space Law (The Netherlands)
Annals of Air and Space Law, McGill University (Canada)
ICAO Journal
Journal of Air Law and Commerce (US)
Orient Aviation (Hong Kong)


Overview of Assessment

Distance Delivery Mode Assessment Tasks:

Assignment 1 - 30% weighting - 3,000 words
Assignment 2 - 40% weighting - 3,000 words
Assignment 3 -  30% weighting - 2,500 words