Friday, June 5, 2009

IALI at Beijing Aviation Conference

Faculty and associates of the International Aviation Law Institute (IALI) participated in the Key Issues in International Aviation Law Conference held in Beijing, China on May 27, 2009.  The conference, which was co-hosted and organized by DePaul University College of Law's Asian Legal Studies Institute and the BeiHang University School of Law, covered topics ranging from anti-monopoly issues to the militarization of outer space. 

IALI Co-Director, Prof. Michael Jacobs, gave a welcoming address at the Conference and spoke on the status and background of the expansive air cargo price-fixing conspiracy which has resulted in record fines being assessed by authorities in China, the United States, and the European Union to a number of major international carriers.  Jacobs, an internationally recognized expert on antitrust and competition law, has recently written on this subject for the Institute's journal.  See Some Lessons From the Freight-Forwarding Cartel, 8 Issues Aviation L. & Pol'y 67 (2008).

Also speaking at the Conference was IALI Advisory Board member Sandra Chiu who is the Principal at the Center for Aviation Policy & Economics and the former Director of International Affairs at United Airlines.  Chiu offered thoughts on the future of U.S./China aviation relations and the prospects of establishing an open skies agreement between two of the world's leading economic powers. 

In addition, the Conference featured a presentation on the regulation/deregulation of the Brazilian air transport sector by Prof. Respico A. Espirito Santo, Jr., President of the Brazilian Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies in Air Transport.  A number of Prof. Santo's studies in this area also can be found in the Institute's journal archives.  See Roberta de Roode Torres et al., The Air Cargo Market in Brazil, [2001-04 Transfer Binder] Issues Aviation L. & Pol'y ¶ 10,401, at 4331 (2004); Respicio A. Espirito Santo Jr. & Fabio Cardoso Correia, Airport Privatization in Brazil, [2001-04 Transfer Binder] Issues Aviation L. & Pol'y ¶ 20,351, at 10,411 (2004); Respicio A. Espirito Santo Jr. & Marcio Peixoto de Sequeira Santos, Building the Common Aviation Area of the Americas, [2001-04 Transfer Binder] Issues Aviation L. & Pol'y ¶ 25,301, at 13,261 (2004).

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More Recommended Reading

As a follow-up to Monday's list of recent noteworthy articles on aviation law (and related fields), here is a list of some books from 2008-09 which blog readers may wish to peruse.

  • Acim I. Czerny et al. (eds.), Airport Slots: International Experiences and Options for Reform (Ashgate Publishing, 2008);
  • Paul Stephen Dempsey, Public International Air Law (McGill University, 2008);
  • Francis Lyall & Paul B. Larsen, Space Law: A Treatise (Ashgate Publishing, 2009);
  • Dawna L. Rhoades, Evolution of International Aviation: Phoenix Rising (Ashgate Publishing, 2d ed. 2008);
  • Martin Staniland, A Europe of the Air? The Airline Industry and European Integration (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008);
  • Niels van Antwerpen, Cross-Border Provision of Air Navigational Services with Specific Reference to Europe (Kluwer Law International, 2008);
  • Bijan Vasigh et al., Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Applications (Ashgate Publishing, 2008);
  • Clifford Winston, Aviation Infrastructure Performance: A Study in Comparative Political Economy (Brookings Institute Press, 2008)

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Recommended Reading

With most law schools adjourned for the summer, readers of the blog may want to take some time to catch-up on some of the better articles published in 2009 dealing with air transport regulation (and related topics).  While this list is by no means exhaustive and, in many respects, skewed toward the economic regulation of international aviation, it will hopefully prove helpful for those seeking to deepen their knowledge of the latest developments in the field.  

  • Monica Hargrove Kemp, Mechanisms for Addressing Capacity-Related Delays at U.S. Airports, Air & Space Law., 2009 No. 2, at 1;
  • Huang Jiefang, Aviation Safety, ICAO and Obligations Erga Omnes, 8 Chinese J. Int'l L. 63 (2009);
  • Michael Kolber, Rulemaking Without Rules: An Empirical Study of Direct Final Rulemaking, 72 Alb. L. Rev. 79 (2009);
  • Michael E. Levine, Airport Congestion: When Theory Meets Reality, 26 Yale J. on Reg. 37 (2009);
  • Peter Macara, Foreign Ownership of Airlines: The End of Flying the Flag?, Air & Space Law., 2009 No. 2, at 13;
  • Stefan Talmon, The Recognition of the Chinese Government and the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 8 Chinese J. Int'l L. 135 (2009);
  • Carlos Grau Tanner, New Proposals to Break the Foreign Ownership Deadlock in the Airline Industry, 34 Air & Space L. 127 (2009);
  • Adrian Vermeule, Our Schmittian Administrative Law, 122 Harv. L. Rev. 1095 (2009);
  • Christopher M. Weimer, Note, Foreign Direct Investment and National Security Post-FINSA 2007, 87 Tex. L. Rev. 663 (2009); 
  • David J. Weiner, Recent Developments in Aviation Law, 44 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 245 (2009); and
  • Christian Westra, Note, The April 2007 U.S.-EU "Open Skies" Agreement: A Dream of Liberalization Deferred, 32 B.C. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 161 (2009).

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