Monday, February 6, 2017
Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil Aeronautics Board, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, and New York Air. In celebration of his contributions, we would recommend following the embedded link to Levine's recorded conversation with Dorothy Robyn as part of the Institute's Oral History Series. Levine was the first person interviewed for the project.
Levine wrote extensively on airline markets and regulation and all of his scholarship is highly recommended reading. Today might be a particularly appropriate occasion to revisit his student note, "Is Regulation Necessary? California Air Transportation and National Regulatory Policy" for the July 1965 edition of Yale Law Journal, which helped to launch his career and stands out for its impact as a piece of student writing, one that continues to be read by aviation law students today.