Course detail

Aviation Law and Regulations

FSI-OLPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is concerned with the following topics: The development of Aerospace Law. Basic principles, juridical regime of free space. International pacts and civil aviation organisation. Juridical status of aircraft, crew, airport and aviation business firm. Responsibility for air incidents and damages. Government administration in civil aviation. Cosmic law.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn the basics of Czech and international law in civil aviation.


Special knowledge and skills for the course are not required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Čapek,J.,Klíma, R., Zbíralová, J.: Civilní letectví ve světle práva,Praha 2005
Zákon o civilním letectví č.49/1997 Sb.
Prováděcí vyhláška č.108/1997 Sb.
ICAO: Convention on International Civil Aviation Doc 7300/7
LIS, předpisy L
ICAO: Convention on International Civil Aviation Doc 7300/7
Pichlerová, L; Smejkalová, T. Právo civilního letectví. 1. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2018. 435 s. Právní monografie. ISBN 978-80-7598-026-7.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: participation in the course (80% at the minimum) and passing a written exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim is to clarify the basic position of law in civil aviation, to familiarize students with the nature and content of international conventions and international organizations of which the Czech Republic is a member of the essence of legislative regulation of civil aviation in the Czech Republic and the basic structural and operational rules, explain the principles of the exercise of state administration in the field of civil aviation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures and exercises are compulsory, and the attendance (80% at the minimum) is controlled and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer and elaboration of individually assigned topics and exercises. Individual tasks must be finished and handed in the credit week at the latest.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch M-STL , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to civil law.
2. Juridical regime of free space, historical development.
3. International organization in civil aviation - ECAC, EUROCONTROL, JAA, IATA, SITA, IFALPA.
4. International agreements in civil aviation – ICAO, Geneva Convention, Warsaw Pact.
5. International agreements in civil aviation – Montreal Convention, Rome Convention, UNIDROIT.
6. Battle against illegal acts in aviation.
7. Basic rules in civil aviation I (L1, L6, L7, L9).
8. Basic rules in civil aviation II (L12, L13, L16, L17)
9. Civil aviation law.
10. The Aircraft Register, Aircraft Airworthiness.
11. Competence of the Air Personnel, Airports, Usage of Airspace.
12. Business in civil aviation. Public service in civil aviation.
13. EU Legal and Business Conditions of Air Transport.


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