International Civil Aviation Organization Initiatives versus Industry Initiatives: A Look at How Commercially Motivated Transactions Increase Aviation Safety

26 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2016 Last revised: 19 Jan 2017

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Jennifer Urban

University of Mississippi, School of Law, Students

Date Written: August 9, 2016

Abstract

This paper addresses whether or not the leasing of aircraft phenomena is promoting aviation safety better than International Civil Aviation Organization initiatives. The industry initiative is more effective than ICAO initiatives because the industry is focused on filling safety gaps using commercial transactions, which makes it is easier for the industry to garner support of its initiatives. The paper presents background information on two ICAO initiated treaties and one industry initiated treaty; a comparison of the two different treaty systems; the reasons why industry initiated international treaties are the better than ICAO initiated international treaties at gathering support and adequately addressing issues; and an explanation of where ICAO’s focus should be and how ICAO and the industry can work together to better aviation as a whole and promote a safe aviation environment.

Keywords: ICAO, aviation, law, treaties, airline, aircraft leasing, safety

JEL Classification: A100, Z38, R41, R42, R48, P45, L93, K33, K00, F30

Suggested Citation

Urban, Jennifer, International Civil Aviation Organization Initiatives versus Industry Initiatives: A Look at How Commercially Motivated Transactions Increase Aviation Safety (August 9, 2016). Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 81:4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2820754 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2820754

Jennifer Urban (Contact Author)

University of Mississippi, School of Law, Students ( email )

MS 38677
United States

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