AVT 217 - Legal Environment of Aviation
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: AVT 101 , ENG 101
Students study the laws affecting the aviation industry, including administrative agencies, liability, negligence, aircraft accident reporting and airline and other commercial operations. Non-commercial operations are also reviewed.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Discuss the American legal system as applied to the federal aviation system.
- Analyze aircraft ownership in the United States.
- Analyze the construction and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification regarding experimental aircraft.
- Articulate an overview of the aviation insurance industry and its impact on aircraft ownership and flight training.
- Demonstrate an understanding of FAA enforcement procedures of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) as they pertain to aircraft operations.
- Analyze the principles of negligence liability, product liability and negligence law.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the FAA medical certificate issuance and the appeals process.
- The American legal system
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Aircraft ownership
- Homebuilt aircraft Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Pittsburgh Chapter
- Aviation insurance
- FAA enforcement procedures
- Principles of negligence liability
- Particular applications of negligence law
- Product liability
- Medical certificate appeals and special issuance
Federal Aviation Regulations/Airman’s Information Manual (FAR/AIM), current textbook, handouts
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/17/2020
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