ISBN: 8175101628 Publisher:Reliance Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 188pages Year of Publication: 2003
The Indian epic Ramayana contains the description of an aircraft known as Pushpak Vimana in which Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom at Ayodhya by travelling by air from Lanka, after winning the war and destroying the demon King Ravana. This may be a myth but a myth is a result of the human thought fossils because they teach us in allegories and symbols the story of cultures and civilisations that preceded ours. Apparently, the present day aviation is the outcome of the past geniuses. International Air Law has assumed great importance since the sudden increase in the International Air transport during the twentieth century. The protection of the passengers was provided for, in the Warsaw Convention 1929. The airline industry was protected by limiting the liability of the ‘Air Carrier’ under the International Law of Civil Aviation. The tragic event of 11 September 2001 whereby the twin World Trade Towers of New York were blown off by the hijacked aeroplanes, has been the greatest set back to the growing air transportation since then. The present book is the outcome of the in-depth study of the ‘Liability of the Air carrier under the International Law of Civil Aviation’. It is hoped that this book will be useful for the students, teachers, jurists, judges and practitioners of International Air Law. It will also be beneficial to the operators and consumers of International Air transportation services. This book is also a compliment to the wonderful contribution of ICAO and IATA in development of International Air Law.