Aviation Law for Aerodromes

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
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Aviation law comprises a wide range of rules and regulations, and compliance is crucial for the efficient planning and successful operation of an aerodrome. Due to the international nature of air traffic, supranational and international legal principles of aerodrome planning need to be considered as they build the foundation of any domestic legal system.

In this essential two-day training, participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of international aviation law, regulatory frameworks, international bodies (such as ICAO, IATA and ACI) and their requirements, and strengthen their knowledge through industry case studies and practical discussions. 

International law needs to be integrated into national legislation. Different countries interpret and incorporate international law in different ways. European Law is directly applicable and binding in all member states. Participants will learn about European aviation law as well as the structure and rulemaking procedures of the European Union. The course will provide participants with a sound understanding of the European framework regulation where common rules and essential requirements are laid out in a Basic Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139) and the more detailed technical specifications are described within implementing regulations.

Practical examples are used to familiarise the participants with the most important legal aspects related to aerodrome planning and operation. The course is aimed at airport planners and managers, airport operators, architects and employees of public authorities who wish to gain confidence in the interpretation and application of aviation law. It is a basic course for which no prior knowledge is required.

Course Details

Duration:2 days

Course Content

International Aviation Law for Aerodromes

  • Regulatory framework and international bodies
  • International Air Transport Association (ICAO)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Airports Council International (ACI)
  • The Chicago Convention 
  • Requirements for aerodrome planning and design
  • ICAO Annex 14 – Aerodromes
  • Standards and recommended practices
  • Guidance material and manuals
  • PANS Aerodrome
  • ICAO Doc 9157 Aerodrome Design Manual
  • ICAO Circular 305 Operation of New Larger Aeroplanes at Existing Aerodromes
  • Integration of international law into domestic legal system
  • Governing legally binding principles
  • Drafting of aerodrome specifications (prescriptive, performance-based, hybrid regulation)
  • Aerodrome Certification (ICAO Doc 9774 – Manual on Certification of Aerodromes

European Aviation Law for Aerodromes 

  • Regulatory bodies and airport-specific EU regulations
  • European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • EASA Basic Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139)
  • Rules for Aerodromes (Regulation (EU) No 139/2014)
  • Essential requirements for the planning and operation of an aerodrome
  • Implementing Rules and delegated acts for aerodromes
  • EASA Certification 
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance material (GM)
  • Deviation Acceptance and Action Documents (DAAD)
  • Equivalent level of safety (ELOS)
  • Special conditions (SC)
  • EU airport noise (Regulation (EU) 598/2014)
  • Runway safety and aeronautical data (Regulation (EU) 2020/2148)
  • Apron management services (Regulation (EU) 2020/1234)
  • Classification of runways (Regulation (EU) 2018/481)


Dr. iur. Chehab Salih

Chehab holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Potsdam and is specialised in International Aviation Law. Within his dissertation, he discussed legal questions that arise during the demonstration of compliance at aerodromes, also focusing on challenges states face when international requirements are integrated into national legislation. 

An expert in airport operations and safety analyses, Chehab holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, with a focus on air traffic control procedures, flight operations, airport planning, and aerodynamics. Chehab has wide ranging global experience in assisting airports in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. This knowledge was gained during numerous audits and trainings he conducted on a worldwide basis. In addition, he focuses on various national research projects, for example for the German Ministry of Transport introducing SERA regulations in Germany (IFR flight operations in airspace G). 

At airsight, Chehab is responsible for the conduction of aeronautical studies with regards to aerodrome operations, air traffic control, and airport planning, including numerous compliance check studies and analyses of threats regarding implementation of new wind turbines in aerodrome vicinity. Further, Chehab is responsible for aerial service at airsight, focusing on operations of drones at aerodromes. Currently, Chehab is supporting Changi airport during the conduction of the pilot safety case aiming to prove the safe introduction of the 3rd runway.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome designers, engineers, planners and operators
  • Civil Aviation Authorities personnel 
  • Architects and civil engineers
  • Governmental organisations and agencies 

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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