Aviation law governs all aspects of air travel. It impacts those parties that provide air travel services, such as airlines, pilots, maintenance crews, security personnel and air traffic controllers. It also affects those that purchase air travel services, such as passengers and couriers.
In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) serve as the primary federal agencies that regulate air travel. Although the majority of aviation regulations are federally based, states may enact their own laws that are consistent with federal aviation law.
INTERNATIONAL AVIATION REGULATIONS & LAWS
Because of the international nature of air travel, countries have entered into conventions to normalize the laws that regulate aerospace, airlines and set forth the rights of passengers.