"Air Law and Policy" addresses cutting-edge issues in aviation through the interpretation of provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed at Chicago on 7 December 1944. Among the issues legally analysed are sovereignty in air space, the distinct status and functions of civil and state aircraft, competition in air transport and current trends in facilitation and security. It also examines the various nuances of language used in the Chicago Convention while addressing key issues that spring up with the application of the convention. The status of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the relevance to the organization’s work of crises such as SARS, avian flu and third-party war risk insurance as well as issues with regard to the liberalization of air transport and E-ticketing are some subjects discussed. There is also a discussion on the proposed open skies dialogue between Europe and the United States and competition in air transport. Finally certain fields of space law as they impact air law and policy, such as space tourism, suborbital flights and the provision of air navigation services through satellite networks are discussed.Abeyratne, Ruwantissa is the author of 'Air Law and Policy', published 2007 under ISBN 9781424182930 and ISBN 142418293X.