Aviation Liability

Dr. Martin R. Geiger and Mag. Irena Gogl-Hassanin contributed the Austrian chapter of the 2021 “Aviation Liability” guide of Lexology. Getting The Deal Through. The publication is available on the Lexology website (subscription required). A Pdf of the Austrian chapter can be downloaded here.

The guide is structured as Q&As and provides answers to the most important issues, such as

  • applicable treaties
  • liability for passenger injury or death during international and domestic carriage
  • third-party liability
  • liability of ground damage
  • liability for damage caused by unruly passengers or terrorist events
  • liability for harm caused by drones
  • customer protection and passenger rights
  • government liability
  • criminal proceedings
  • effect of carrier’s conditions of carriage and tariffs
  • damages
  • accident investigation
  • insurance requirements
  • litigation procedures; settlements
  • case law and current trends
  • and a chapter on the Corona pandemic

On 6 ½ pages, you will get a good overview of flight claim management. The standardised structure of the questionnaire also allows Lexology subscribers to make cross-border comparisons.

If you have any specific questions in this regard, please contact our aviation team leader, Dr. Martin Geiger.