Welcome to the Forum on Air and Space Law webpage.  We are pleased you have found the way to our website, and we encourage you to visit often to stay abreast of developments in our part of the legal world.

The Forum on Air and Space Law is a collection of truly outstanding attorneys, focusing on all aspects of aviation and space law.  The Forum is known for two signature events, an Annual meeting in the fall of each year and a Washington Update Conference in the winter.  Our meetings and conferences address all aspects of domestic and international air and space law, including topics important to Airlines, Airports, Aircraft and Aviation-related manufacturers, Consumer groups, Space experts, and Passengers.  Legal topics frequently touch on labor, finance, litigation, environment and antitrust matters, as well as regulatory issues arising from governmental entities such as FAA, DOT, NASA and EASA.

While our meetings educate and inform, we also consider our Forum a fun and social crowd!  Our meetings provide ample time to meet clients (present and prospective), develop relationships, make new contacts, and talk with friends.

Please bookmark this webpage and return again to take advantage of the information and programs we have to offer.  And, do not hesitate to contact me with your ideas and suggestions.

I hope to see you at a Forum sponsored event soon.


Government Websites

Federal Aviation Administration
Department of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The White House
U.S. House of Representative
U.S. Congress - Thomas
Library of Congress
Government Printing Office

Trade Associations Websites

Airports Council International - North America
National Air Traffic Controller's Association
Air Transport Association
Regional Airline Association
Airline Suppliers Association
European Air Law Association (EALA)
International Aviation Women's Association

Publications Websites

Air & Space Magazine
Traffic World
Airline Info
Journal of Space Law
Res Communis


The National Center For Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law


Space law research

Originally, space law was part of, and based upon, international public law. States played an exclusive role in the development of space activities and space law, which is evidenced by United Nations Treaties and resolutions on outer space.

The main actors are intergovernmental organisations such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), in addition to specialised satellite organisations and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). 

During the last decades, space activities have increasingly become commercial activities, through the use of satellites in outer space and the exploration of the moon and celestial bodies. As, for example, the website ofSpace and Society, established by ESA and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and illustrating the impact of space activities upon society shows, outer space has come down to earth – and so has space law. Private entities, using space know-how, software, hardware and services, are becoming important investors into space activities so that space law now encompasses other legal regimes.



Aviation and Space Law   Canada    annual reports

Space technologies lend themselves to addressing questions that are large scale and global in nature. But they can have an impact at the local level as well. Space is not the answer to every issue, but it has an important and growing place in Europe's policy toolbox.

pace Law Links

Note: Reference to the websites below does not imply endorsement by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) of their contents. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of UNOOSA. The hyperlinks are provided solely for informational purposes.

Government Organizations



  • Sociedade Brasileira de Direito Aeroespacial (Brazilian Society of Aerospace Law) (Portuguese only)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

  • Office of the General Legal Counsel, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (responsible for licensing of commercial launches)

  Non-government Organizations