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Suggested Citation:"CONTENTS." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Overview of Airport Duties and Standards of Care in Airfield Accident Cases. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24940.
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CONTENTS Introduction, 3 I. A Basic Negligence Case, 3 A. Parties and Actions, 4 B. Jurisdiction Generally, 4 C. Jurisdiction and Major Events, 4 D. Choice of Law, 5 E. Elements of a Negligence Action, 5 F. Duty, 5 G. Standard of Care, 5 H. Breach, 5 I. Causation, 6 J. Damages, 6 K. Immunity, 6 L. Other State Negligence Law Principles, 6 II. Common Law Duties and Standards of Care, 7 A. Basic Duties, 7 B. Basic Standards of Care, 8 C. Examples, 8 D. Lack of a Duty, 13 E. Nondelegable Duties, 15 F. Immunity from Suit, 16 III. Preemption, 18 A. Preemption Basics, 18 B. Remedial Actions under the FAAct, 20 C. Preemption Applications, 20 IV. , 23 C. Airport Layout Plan, 25 D. Balloons, 25 E. Birds, 26 F. Boarding, 28 G. Criminal Acts, 28 H. Major Accident Concerns, 30 I. Multiple Party Issues, 32 J. Navigational Aids, 34 K. Ramp Issues, 35 L. Runway and Taxiway Construction, 36 M. Runway and Taxiway Design, 38 N. Runway Incursions and Operations, 40 O. Runway Protection Zones and Other Adjacent Areas, 41 P. Snow and Ice, 42 Q. Strict Liability, 43 R. Tall Obstructions, 43 Conclusion, 45 Acronyms and Abbreviations, 46 Acknowledgments, 47

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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 33: Overview of Airport Duties and Standards of Care in Airfield Accident Cases provides an overview of the legal duties and standards of care that may create liability when operating a public airfield. It discusses negligence principles and reviews duties and standards of care in an airfield accident context, including the extent to which federal preemption may apply. The digest concludes with a section discussing many types of airfield conditions that have allegedly contributed to an accident or to liability concerns in past cases.


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