Aviation Law

Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:59

In general, training in aviation law is a program of big Universities and Schools abroad (Europe and America).

During the course of their training, students receive an international and practical education, which include:

  • Aviation and space law
  • Comparative Aviation Law
  • Private international aviation law
  • International public aviation law
  • Government regulation of air transport
  • Space law and its institutions
  • Government control over air operations.

Training in Aviation law requires Advanced Level Certificate + five (5) years professional training. It is professional and is intended especially for students at the A/Level + four (4) level, holders of diplomas from commercial and engineering schools; And professional level A/Level + three (3) + professional experience.

Career opportunities
Aviation law specialists are an important asset for airline companies. However, only major airlines are able to recruit these high-level specialists, which they obviously need.

Indeed, specialized firms / consulting firms, airport management companies, aircraft manufacturers, service companies, air navigation service managers, banks, insurance companies, Civil aviation administrations, and International Civil Aviation Organizations offer positions for consultants, project managers... with very strong career prospects.

Training Schools

There are several schools and universities offering training in aviation law, including 'Institut de Formation Universitaire et de Recherche du Transport Aérien (IFURTA-AIX-PROVENCE-FRANCE) and the Canadian Institute for Aviation and space law (MC Gill - Montréal - CANADA). IFURTA contributes to the development of aviation law by the training high-level specialists in the legal sector of air transport for all the Organisations interested in this sector:

  • Airline companies
  • Airport Managers
  • Manufacturers of aeronautical equipment
  • Civil Aviation Administrations
  • Travel agencies
  • Ancillary to Transport.

The training in Aviation Law (Masters 2 Professional) comprises 600 hours teaching period with: conferences and company visits; Group work; Internship program within a period of 4 to 6 months in a company after which writing a report and a thesis on a current topic. MC Gill's Institute of Air and Space Law offers him a high-level Bachelor's degree (5years) in aeronautical and space law. Students must take 45 credits. The thesis subject is normally jointly chosen with the supervisor, and must be approved by the Vice-Dean for higher education. The thesis must reveal the students familiarity with the chosen field and also his ability to organise results.

Other faculties offer solid training Aviation and space law. We can cite:

The International Institute of Aviation and Space Law of Leiden (Holland)

The Universities of Toulouse 1, Lyon 3 offer a Master's degree in high-level Aviation and Space Law

The National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) in Toulouse (France) gives specialist Master's students the opportunity to benefit from a solid professional training in international and European civil aviation law, without necessarily having a prior certificate in aviation and space law.