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Short Course: Aviation Law

Date: 5 Sessions: 21, 28 April, 5, 12, 19 May 2023

Time: 13.00 - 15.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online


Course Outline

The course offers an overview of air transport regulation from the birth of international civil aviation with the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Convention and the 1944 Chicago Convention to date. It looks at the economic regulation of air transport, focusing on the legal challenges the industry faced in the periods of regulation and deregulation/liberalisation. Special emphasis is laid on State aid and competition law. The course also examines aviation's basket of measures to address its environmental footprint and combat climate change. Last, the role of civil aviation in national security and defence is discussed under the prism of two recent case studies, i.e. the closure of national airspaces in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the air blockade of Qatar.

By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with:

  • Economic regulation of air transport - The era of regulation
  • Economic regulation of air transport - The era of deregulation/liberalisation
  • Competition law and air transport
  • Civil Aviation and National Security and defence
  • Aviation and the environment

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Course leader

Dr Antigoni Lykotrafiti, Senior lecturer in Transport, Energy and the Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and visiting Research Fellow, BIICL.

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for a wide range of professionals interested in aviation law, including legal practitioners, government representatives, policy makers, airline and airport managers, and academics and students of aviation and air transport.

Course format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of 5 sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Testimonials from past attendees

"Excellent throughout, enthusiasm for and knowledge of the areas discussed was impressive. A really interesting and enjoyable course, well presented, Thanks very much.""

Nothing else compares! It was top-tier!"

" It was comprehensive, seamless. and new"

Pricing and registration

The course cost is £400 per person (including VAT).


Course Discounts

Member Discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships 

Group discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the group discounts please Contact Us.

Training scholarships

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community.

Applications for training scholarships must be received at least three weeks ahead of the course start date (31 March 2023).

Find out more about training scholarships 

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 10 CPD hours.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants attending a minimum of 70% of live course session time. Certificates will be sent to course participants within one month of the last session of the course.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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Event Cancellation Policy

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