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The Aircraft Commander in International Air Transportation

Legal Powers, Duties and Decision-Making

E-book, 212 blz. Pdf met watermerkbeveiliging | Nederlands
Eleven International Publishing | 1e druk, 2023
ISBN13: 9789400113459
Hoofdrubriek : Juridisch
Eleven International Publishing Pdf met watermerkbeveiliging 1e druk, 2023 9789400113459
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At the head of a small but comparatively isolated community, traversing airspaces with various jurisdictions, the aircraft commander must have a defined legal status relating to rights, powers and duties to cope with all issues in international air navigation.

This leading personality is responsible for maintaining good order and discipline on board but above all must protect the safety of the aircraft and its occupants during the flight. His or her rights and responsibilities are dealt with in many national laws and regulations. But no matter how substantively applicable such national legislation might be, its effect ends at the national border – and if regulations on the legal position of the aircraft commander should have any practical value, they must also be effective on an international scale.

As yet, however, numerous public international law efforts have failed to reach consensus in this matter. In order to promote and encourage further international debate and the adoption of a codified comprehensive Legal Status of the Aircraft Commander, the author provides an in-depth study and evaluation of air law expert discussions, drafts and deliberations. His work will also be highly relevant to the current debate over plans for fully automated flights in the future – for passenger transportation even without an aircraft commander on board.


Aantal pagina's:212


Introduction vii
Abbreviations x

1 Historical Approach to the Legal Status of the Aircraft Commander 1
1.1 The Need for a Legal Status of the Aircraft Commander in International Law 1
1.2 The Studies of CITEJA 4
1.3 The Transition from CITEJA to the ICAO Legal Committee 16
1.4 The Aircraft Commander in Turbulent Times 36
1.5 Concluding Remarks 56

2 International Instruments and Documents on the Legal Status of the Aircraft Commander 61
2.1 The Increase in Violence on Board Aircraft 61
2.2 Study on the Legal Status of Both Aircraft and Aircraft Commander 65
2.3 The Impetus to the Tokyo Convention and the Powers of the Aircraft Commander 70
2.4 The Tokyo Convention Regime 85
2.5 In-Flight Crimes, the Tokyo Convention and the Montreal Protocol 93
2.6 The Tokyo Convention: Necessity, Functionality and Frailty 107
2.7 The Significance of the Tokyo Convention 115
2.8 ICAO and the Legal Status of the Aircraft Commander/Pilot-in- Command 119
2.9 Proficiency 134

3 Human Factors and Decision Making in Flight Operations 137
3.1 Aeronautical Decision Making and Just Culture 137
3.2 Factors Influencing In-Flight Decision Making 143
3.3 Flight Crew Coordination 157
3.4 Pilot Error 162
3.5 Human Factors in Future Perspectives 169

Summary 191
Bibliography 203
About the Author 209

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