International Aviation Law: A Practical Guide explains the international context and application of the law as it applies to commercial and recreational aviation, and to the broader aviation environment. It provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of aviation law from criminal law to contract law to the legal duties and responsibility of aircrew and other aviation personnel including airport operators, air traffic controllers and aircraft engineers.
Each area of the law is clearly explained in accessible language and supported with practical case studies to illustrate the application of the law within an operational aviation context. It also provides advice on how to avoid or minimise legal liability for aviation practitioners and enthusiasts.
Ron Bartsch has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry in a variety of senior operational, safety and regulatory roles. As former head of safety and regulatory compliance at Qantas Airways Limited and a senior manager with the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority, he has both industry and government experience across all sectors of the aviation industry.
He is a director of Regional Express Holdings Limited, Chair of the airline’s Board Safety and Risk Management Committee and Director of oneSafe Integrated Risk Management Pty Ltd. As an experienced pilot Ron has in excess of 7,000 flying hours, a current Air Transport Pilot Licence and ratings on over 30 aircraft types including command endorsements on the Beechjet and Boeing 717. He also has formal qualifications in law, education, science and the arts and is currently undertaking PhD studies. Admitted as a Barrister to the High Court of Australia in 1993, he has consulted throughout the world and in the Asia-Pacific region.
A former high school mathematics and science teacher, Ron has also served as a Senior Lecturer and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of NSW for the past 15 years and is author of numerous publications including the best-selling Aviation Law in Australia (Third Edition) and contributing author for the aviation title of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia.