| Commentary

1 Introduction

| Commentary

Commentary

A: LICENSING AND CONTROL

1: INTRODUCTION TO LICENSING AND CONTROL IN CIVIL AVIATION

1 Introduction

Throughout the world aviation is a heavily regulated field of activity. Principally this is to protect the safety of persons both in the air and on the ground. Secondary purposes relate to economic and political matters. In the United Kingdom, the Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory body charged by statute with responsibility for controlling civil aviation and policing relevant rules1. Control is exercised through application of extensive rules for the licensing and monitoring of aircraft and those engaged in aviation, whether airlines, pilots, engineers, maintenance organisations,

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