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AVT 217 - Legal Environment of Aviation

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: AVT 101  ENG 101  

This course is a study of the laws affecting the aviation industry, including administrative agencies, liability, negligence, aircraft accident reporting, airline, and various particular applications.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss the American legal system and the Federal aviation system.
  2. Analyze and write a research paper detailing aircraft ownership in the United States.
  3. Analyze and discuss in a research paper the building and certification of experimental aircraft and the FAA regulation regarding experimental aircraft.
  4. Articulate in writing and through oral examination an overview of the aviation insurance industry and its impact on aircraft ownership and flight training.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of FAA enforcement procedures of FA's as they pertain to Aircraft operations.
  6. Analyze and write a research paper detailing the principles of negligence liability, product liability, and negligence law.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the FAA's medical certificate issuance and appeals process.
Listed Topics
  1. The American legal system
  2. The Federal Aviation Administration
  3. Aircraft ownership seminar: guest speaker
  4. Homebuilt aircraft EAA Pittsburgh Chapter field trip
  5. Aviation insurance seminar: guest speaker
  6. FAA enforcement procedures seminar: guest speaker FAA
  7. Principles of negligence liability seminar: guest speaker
  8. Particular applications of negligence law
  9. Product liability
  10. Medical certificate appeals and special issuance seminar: guest speaker
Reference Materials
Aviation Safety Programs: A Management Handbook: Second Edition Richard H. Wood, FAR/AIM
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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