Specifically developed for professionals in the aviation field, this course is designed to equip aviation professionals with the requisite legal knowledge for them to navigate legal issues in the aviation industry.

The course provides an overview of the basic fundamentals of international aviation law with a particular focus on air service agreements, open skies agreements, traffic rights, the legal and institutional framework of international aviation and the roles and functions of principal organisations involved in the regulation of the aviation industry. The course will also provide the participants with an operative perspective of application of aviation law from an African perspective.

Join us for an ten-hour course, held over five days.

When and where?

26 to 30 August 2024, 9:00 to 11:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom - exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course outline

The course will cover the following:

  • Introduction to aviation law
  • The foundations of public international aviation law
  • International law regime for trade in air services
  • Trade in air services in Africa; the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM)
  • Air carrier liability

Who will benefit from this course?

The course targets aviation law practitioners and non-lawyers such as senior executives and managers drawn from civil aviation authorities, airports, air navigation service providers, airlines, international and regional aviation bodies, government officials responsible for civil aviation policy, and the general consumers of aviation services.


William Kiema Sammy is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a lecturer, teaching and practising law in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Bachelor’s of Law (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, a Masters of Laws (LLM) in International Trade Law, from the University of Cape Town, and is a PhD student at the University of Cape Town, with a research focus in Air and Aviation Law. His PhD thesis is titled, “Open Skies for Africa, A Principled Approach to Implementing the Single African Air Transport Market”. His practice and research interests include air and aviation law, international trade law, law regional integration and development in Africa, commercial arbitration, intellectual property law, competition law, and investment law. William is an occasional guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town, where he has occasionally been invited as an expert to teach on the law and policy of air transport in Africa. William has also consulted for leading law firms in Kenya on aviation law related matters and has trained civil aviation representatives from Kenya and Nigeria on aviation and air law.

How much?

R3,350 per person.


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.