Legal perspectives on the cross- border operations of unmanned aircraft systems

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Legal perspectives on the cross- border operations of unmanned aircraft systems

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Legal perspectives on the cross- border operations of unmanned aircraft systems
Author: Fiallos Pazmino, L.F.
Issue Date: 2019-11-14
Keywords: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Pilotless aircraft
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
Autonomous aircraft
Abstract: The incursion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is radically shaping the future of international civil aviation. This technological innovation is creating disruptions in almost all areas of people’s activities. Will unmanned aircraft (UA) ever perform international commercial flights carrying passengers, freight and mail routinely? Will UAS enable new markets and spur economic growth and job creation worldwide? What is happening right now? To what should we be paying attention? What things may influence the future of unmanned commercial aviation? What are the legal challenges? This research aims to explore the current legal and regulatory frameworks from the angle of how they may facilitate the routine and cross-border operations of UAS. It specifically analyses the legal and regulatory challenges that civil UAS poses when used in cross-border operations, by looking into: The legal regimes of airspace;The notion of aircraft;The concept of international air navigation in relation to international air transport; and,The regulatory regime of safety.In his endeavour, the author has also resorted to the rules of treaty interpretation, as laid down in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, to provide legal coherence and pragmatism in interpreting and applying international aviation rules to UAS.
Promotor: Supervisor: Mendes de Leon P.M.J., De Brabandere E.C.P.D.C.
Faculty: Law
University: Leiden
Uri: urn:isbn:9789402817492

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