AVT 217 - Legal Environment of Aviation
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Discuss the American legal system and the Federal aviation system.
- Analyze and write a research paper detailing aircraft ownership in the United States.
- Analyze and discuss in a research paper the building and certification of experimental aircraft and the FAA regulation regarding experimental aircraft.
- Articulate in writing and through oral examination an overview of the aviation insurance industry and its impact on aircraft ownership and flight training.
- Demonstrate an understanding of FAA enforcement procedures of FA's as they pertain to Aircraft operations.
- Analyze and write a research paper detailing the principles of negligence liability, product liability, and negligence law.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the FAA's medical certificate issuance and appeals process.
- The American legal system
- The Federal Aviation Administration
- Aircraft ownership seminar: guest speaker
- Homebuilt aircraft EAA Pittsburgh Chapter field trip
- Aviation insurance seminar: guest speaker
- FAA enforcement procedures seminar: guest speaker FAA
- Principles of negligence liability seminar: guest speaker
- Particular applications of negligence law
- Product liability
- Medical certificate appeals and special issuance seminar: guest speaker
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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