The Aircraft Commander in Commercial Air Transportation


  • Authors
  • Menno Sjoerd Kamminga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Aircraft Commander in Dutch Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 9-21
    3. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 22-34
    4. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 35-43
    5. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 44-49
    6. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 50-68
    7. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 69-75
    8. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 76-87
    9. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 88-106
    10. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 107-113
  4. The Draft Convention on the Legal Status of the Aircraft Commander

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 117-129
    3. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 130-157
    4. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 158-166
    5. Menno Sjoerd Kamminga
      Pages 167-170
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 171-189

About this book


Less than fifty years have elapsed since the first flight of a power-driven aircraft. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made their now historic flights in an aircraft which they had designed and built themselves; at the fourth attempt on that day a distance of 852 feet was covered during a flight which lasted 59 seconds 1. Unparalleled technical advances followed those first hesitant steps, with the result that aviation has developed into a factor influencing practically every field of society I. The complex mechanism of modem commercial aviation can only function through the combined efforts of countless people. The inspiration of aircraft constructors, the insight and perse­ verance of air pioneers and the conscientious work of the ground personnel all play their part. Among those who share in this joint task, however, the aircraft commander occupies a special place. He finds himself at the head of a small but comparatively isolated community, which may come under different jurisdictions within a short space of time. From a purely academic aspect he is therefore an interesting figure. Moreover, it may also be useful to examine his legal status for more practical reasons. After all, the aircraft commander holds a key position in aviation, as the safety, economy and regularity of the flight often depend on his skill and judgment.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1953
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-8671-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9467-9
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