Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Understand and explain the evolving roles and responsibilities of U.S. regulatory agencies and international organizations in aviation and aerospace.
2. Describe administrative law procedures and apply to FAA rulemaking, enforcement, and medical certification, along with NTSB and judicial review, applying changes made by the Pilots Bill of Rights.
3. Apply the legal principles of civil liability for negligence or strict liability for aviation accidents and prudent risk management practices to limit liability exposure to individuals, companies, and government.
4. Analyze the applicability of an aircraft operator’s duty to report aviation accidents and incidents to the NTSB to a variety of factual scenarios. 2
5. Select the appropriate insurance coverage for an aviation activity, then read and apply the insurance policy.
6. Evaluate the high-risk aviation activities for which exculpatory contracts may be an appropriate risk management tool.
7. Understand and apply the law and procedures relating to buying, selling, leasing, and co- owning (including fractional ownership) aircraft, including express and implied warranties.
8. Distinguish the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities for airport operations, airspace allocation and use, and aircraft noise and select and apply the appropriate legal tools to mitigate such liabilities.
9. Recognize and apply the effect of the Fourth Amendment on airport security screening and the scope of aviation-specific criminal offenses found in the U.S. Code.
10. Apply the basic principles of labor and employment law including, collective bargaining under the Railway Labor Act, as applied to aviation operations and aerospace manufacturing.
11. Identify and evaluate the legal and regulatory challenges in the integration of unmanned aerial systems and operations.
12. Analyze the expanding space commercialization industry and apply past and current legal and regulatory requirements.
13. Recognize, understand, and properly use legal terms and concepts in oral and written communications.
14. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)