This is a quick guide designed to help you use resources from the Harvard Law School Library to research legal issues surrounding the regulation of the airline industry.
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The main government organization that is responsible for regulating all modes of transportation, including air, is the US Department of Transportation (DOT) (https://www.transportation.gov/), a federal executive agency. Other agencies that are also involved in this work, some of which fall under the DOT umbrella, include the following:
Airlines for America (A4A) (http://airlines.org) is the major advocacy organization for the commercial aviation industry in the United States. It was formerly known as the Air Transport Association of America (ATA).
Federal regulations related to the airline industry can be found under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 C.F.R.) (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2004-title14-vol1/content-detail.html). These regulations cover all aspects of the airline industry, including the airlines themselves (carriers), as well as their equipment (aircraft) and pilots (airmen). In addition, this Title includes regulations regarding airspace and air traffic.
Below is a list of selected treatises on this topic that are available from the collections of the Harvard Library. Click the linked book title to view the book's record in the HOLLIS library catalog.
Book records in the HOLLIS library catalog generally include one or more Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) (https://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/subject/). The LCSH system features a controlled, hierarchical vocabulary of subject-specific keywords.
The links below are to pre-populated searches of the HOLLIS catalog by LCSH keyword. Click a link to view its search results.
Note: In HOLLIS, you can limit a search results list, such as by type of resource, date, or holding library, by using the filtering options on the right side of the screen.
Publishers sometimes publish a series of books on a single topic. The Harvard Library collections include some book series that are related to aviation law, and the links below are to pre-populated HOLLIS searches by book series title.
The links below are to sources related to this topic that are available in the LexisAdvance subscription legal research database.
The links below are to sources related to this topic that are available in the Westlaw subscription legal research database.